ISO 45001 : 2018 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Management Consultancy


What is ISO 45001?

A company’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System, or OHSMS, is a crucial component of its everyday functioning and risk management. OHSAS 18001:2007 has been the standard for several years, but this is about to change under the new legislation. OHSAS 18001:2007 has now been replaced by ISO 45001, and organisations that have already been certified to OHSAS 18001 should already have transitioned and be complying with the new ISO 45001 Standard. 

So what does this mean for your company? While ISO 45001 certification is not mandatory, if you aim to demonstrate commitment to improved occupational health and safety management practices, you’re going to need new training and a review of your processes to align your company and ensure that you comply with the new standard. GEMSAFE  offers trusted consultancy services, so you don’t have to worry about missing any important details during your ISO 45001 transition.


Is ISO 45001 a Legal Requirement?

ISO 45001 is a standard designed to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and enhance working conditions, aligning with legal obligations. While not mandatory, organisations seeking international operations or compliance with global health and safety standards benefit from the certification. Notably, for the metalworking and shipyard industry, SAC-accredited ISO 45001 certificates meet legal SHMS Audit requirements, provided they are issued by SAC-accredited Certification Bodies and audited by MOM-approved WSH Auditors.

Benefits of Implementing ISO 45001 in an Organisation

Being a globally recognised standard for transitioning to an effective occupational health and safety management system, implementing ISO 45001 offers several significant benefits. 

Firstly, ISO 45001 seamlessly integrates with existing ISO management systems, such as ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management, making implementation easier and more efficient.

Another key advantage of ISO 45001 is that it ensures safety starts from the top. The standard mandates active involvement and accountability of top management in promoting workplace safety. This means that leaders will have to communicate occupational health and safety issues throughout the organisation and take responsibility for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses, creating a safe and secure environment within its premises. After all, achieving ISO 45001 certification signifies an organisation’s adherence to the standard’s requirements and its unwavering commitment to preventing workplace accidents, illnesses, and fatalities. 

ISO 45001 also promotes a strong culture of safety from the ground up. It encourages every employee to take ownership of their own safety at work. As a result of this, employees will have opportunities to provide valuable feedback on safety improvement while management ensures they have the necessary resources, training, and time to participate. 


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