Between 2015 and 2016, 144 workers were killed at work and an estimated 621,000 workers suffered non-fatal injuries due to work activity. The ISO 45001 Standard provides organisations with a solution to better manage health and safety risks, while reducing associated costs.
ISO 45001 is the new international standard for occupational health and safety management replacing the OHSAS 18001 standard. The standard reduces workplace risks to improve employee safety.
Gaining the ISO 45001 certification allows you to demonstrate that your business operates a best-practice Occupational Health and Safety Management System – reducing the likelihood of accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as improving your organisation’s overall performance.
This standard surpasses many existing health and safety standards because it has been developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts. It takes into account other international standards in this area such as OHSAS 18001, the International Labour Organization’s ILO-OSH Guidelines, various national standards and the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions. This makes it one of the most valuable Health and Safety Management Systems available to date.
Gaining an ISO 45001 certification can be very straightforward, thanks to our simple 3-stage certification process. Our consultants will work with you and your business to ensure the process is as simple and hassle-free as possible. They will highlight any areas for improvement and assist you in closing any gaps that may exist between your systems and the requirements of the Standard.
Our team of friendly, experienced consultants ensure you are supported at every step of the process, providing you with helpful templates and creating your documented management system for you, saving you a great deal of time and money.
Once you have achieved certification, one of our accredited auditors will visit you each year, around the anniversary of your certification date, to make sure your business stays on track and to confirm your continued compliance with the Standard.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
QMS provides a route to ISO 45001 certification that doesn’t break the bank.
The cost of certification can vary, depending on several factors, including your sector, number of offices, annual turnover, total staff, and whether you require ASCB or UKAS accredited certification.
Because we focus on making certification simple and straightforward, we spend less time embedding complex document trails and more time building a system that works with your business.
To find out how little an ISO 45001 certification could cost you, you can use our Fee Calculator below to receive an instant quote via email.
From the first visit, right through to certification the process can be as quick as 30 days, although this can depend on the size and complexity of your business.
We usually spend between 1-3 days with you initially, gathering evidence of your existing processes and procedures and drafting the Occupational Health & Safety Manual which consolidates all of your documented information, this generally saves time in the process and ensures you achieve certification faster.
Once this is done, we typically recommend you use the following 2-3 weeks to make any necessary changes that would have been discussed during the initial visit, before our return visit. The return visit can range from a few hours to a full day, per site, depending on your circumstance and allows us to check that everything is correctly in place before awarding your certification.
After Certification, we will visit you once a year to conduct an audit, this takes between 0.5-1.0 day to complete, per site, for most organisations.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 9001 works.
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