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Health and Safety Management


01 October 2018
Health and Safety Management

What is ISO45001:2018?

It is the latest re-write of the Internationally adopted British Standard ‘BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007’. It is now part of the ISO family. It lays out requirements to which an organisation must adhere, to demonstrate that it’s associated health & safety risks are managed within a framework committed to continually improving it’s Occupational Health & Safety performance. The framework is commonly referred to as a health & Safety management system. As ISO 45001:2018 is an internationally recognised standard, many health and safety management systems are based on its requirements.

The standard focuses on how your organisation

  • Controls important documentation and records,
  • Continually identifies, manages and reduces its significant health & safety risks,
  • Complies with applicable health & safety legislation,
  • Reviews internal processes and manages accidents,

Organisations that we have helped to implement a Health & Safety Management System;

New Paradigm Consulting specialises in streamlining management systems and here is a tip for you to reduce some of the administration associated with meeting the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 / ISO 45001 : 2018.

Many organisations are under the impression that because BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 was not an ‘ISO’ standard, historically they had to have a separate management system to manage Health & Safety. Complying with different standards via one single management system can reduce a lot of duplication.

This will reduce the need for duplication in many areas, such as (but not limited to);

  • Internal Audit—You may be auditing the same process more often than needed.
  • Management Reviews — If you are carrying out separate management reviews to comply with each system, they can be combined.
  • Number of procedures and forms — Get rid of many forms and procedures as the areas common to each standard can be combined into a single procedure or forms.

Please contact New Paradigm Consulting if this situation is familiar to you. Furthermore, if you are transitioning from OHSAS 18001 : 2007 to ISO 45001 : 2018. We strongly recommend that you take this opportunity to streamline your health & safety management system with the emphasis on reducing the effort required to manage it.

Please contact us if you wish to implement a management system compliant with ISO45001:2018 within your organisation.

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