ISO 45001:2018

What you need to know about ISO 45001:2018

2020 update: JAS-ANZ has announced all OHSAS 18001 certified businesses will need to transfer to ISO 45001 by September 2021. BusinessBasics can help you with this transition – call us today!

The Leading ISO 45001:2018 Certification Consultants

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 7,600 people die from work-related accidents or illnesses every day. In response, the ISO committee created an international standard called OHSAS 18001, designed to improve employee safety, reduce workplace accidents and risks, and create safer working conditions.

OHSAS 18001 focused on risks and related to the workers in an organisation. However, in March 2018 the ISO committee recognised a need to further improve how health and safety is managed in the workplace.

A new and improved version of the OHSAS 18001 certification was released called ISO 45001:2018. In this new standard, organisations need to look at both risks and opportunities, as well as the health and safety of workers from a holistic perspective.

This includes their wellness and wellbeing as part of the system.

Organisations still certified to OHSAS 18001 will need to migrate to ISO 45001 before September 2021. At BusinessBasics, we’re committed to helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to become ISO 45001:2018 certified, whether it’s a first-time certification or a smooth migration from OHSAS to ISO 45001.

What is AS/NZS 4801 and how does it related to ISO 45001?

AS/NZS 4801 is the Australian and New Zealand version of OHSAS 18001. This standard is the existing benchmark for assessing occupational health and safety management systems in Australia and New Zealand.

AS/NZS 4801 is considered a discipline for businesses to develop and implement policies to demonstrate their knowledge and control over hazards and risks present in the workplace.

Why does your business need ISO 45001 certification?

There are a wide range of benefits to implementing an ISO 45001:2018 OHS safety management system, including:

  • Improving your ability to respond to compliance issues
  • Reducing to cost of work-related incidents
  • Reducing downtime and the cost of disruptions
  • Reducing the cost of insurance premiums
  • Reducing absenteeism and employee turnover rates
  • Recognition for having achieved an international benchmark
  • Determining hazards and OHS risks in the workplace
  • Monitoring both on-site and off-site processes
  • Working to eliminate risks and putting controls in to prevent effects
  • Developing an OHS policy and meeting OHS objectives
  • Increasing awareness of OHS in the workplace and its risks
  • Reviewing OHS performance and improving it
  • Ensuring all team members take an active role in OHS
  • Establishing controls to manage OHS risks and other legal requirements
  • Establishing processes to consider the “context” of incidents and risks

How our ISO 45001 certification consultants can help achieve your goals

Whether you’re becoming ISO 45001 certified for the first time or looking to migrate from AS/NZS 4801 or OHSAS 18001, our expert team is here to make the process quick and simple.

Our team of certification consultants will complete a gap analysis of your existing OHS management system and identify any areas of non-compliance. We will then help to develop a plan and address these areas of non-compliance, including the development of new safety systems and processes.

We can also assist with training your staff so they know how to effectively navigate the new safety system and feel confident and supported in their day-to-day activities.

We have ISO 45001 consultants available all over Australia. Get in touch with our expert team for our ISO 45001 consulting services today.