Round Table Shines a Light on Implementing ISO 45001
Top Five Takeaways from the morning see Chris J Ward's presentation
1. Momentum for 45001 is increasing as Nations adopt the Standard, notably the USA’s national standards' agency, ANSI, later this year. In addition to the >1m already working to 9001/14001 as existing Integrated Management Standards who will probably migrate to 45001.
2. Attendees declared how important 45001 will be as a prequalification requirement for tendering.
3. How critical it will be to engage and gain the support of Top Management and workers, where for the latter, hand held devices will lead to better engagement and participation.
4. The standard provides increased flexibility for proof of performance through a move away from documents/records/manuals to “documented information” – defined as sourced from any media, e.g. phone pics, audio.
5. Verification of compliance can be achieved by self-audit to help manage costs, rather than certification by a 3rd party. Top management need to know their compliance status, again hand-held devices could provide the means to do this.
Latest News: Migration from OHSAS 18001
ISO 45001 was published on 12 March 2018, and consequently OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn in March 2021. BSI have declared that they will accept certification to OHSAS 18001 for a further three years. So, is it best to adopt 45001 immediately or gradually migrate to the new standard? That decision will depend on an individual organisation's circumstances. See the gap tables in Resources. Our Implementation Planner will evaluate your current position and status and give you a clear indication of what steps you need to take to achieve the requirements of ISO 45001.