ISO 45001 Certification | Bureau Veritas
Occupational health and safety united in one standard
In March 2018, the new international standard ISO 45001:2018 was published, replacing BS OHSAS 18001. As with the previous occupational health and safety standard, ISO 45001 focuses on a safe and healthy workplace for employees to prevent occupational accidents and injuries. Through the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system in accordance with ISO 45001:2018 in the future, companies will benefit from
- Efficient occupational health and safety
- improved image and legal certainty
- Meeting the requirements of customers, suppliers and employees
ISO 45001:2018 as an occupational health and safety certification offers suitable instruments to reduce risks, accidents and work-related illnesses in the company at all levels.
CURRENT NOTE: REMOTE AUDITS DURING THE CORONA PANDEMIC
The corona crisis is currently causing great uncertainty among many companies. Especially now, it is essential to maintain business activities in the best possible way while prioritizing the safety and health of staff and customers. This makes it all the more essential to consistently adhere to rules, regulations and standards - these are often required not only by law from the government, but also from business partners by contract. Bureau Veritas audit solutions help you maintain your certification on time. You can find all relevant information here: Remote Audits
GOALS OF THE NEW ISO 45001
Similar to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 follows the common High Level Structure to simplify the integration of different standards. The high level structure guarantees structural compatibility. All new management system standards will be unified on this basis and thus provide a basis for integrated certification. This is intended to provide an identical structure and definition as well as the uniform use of core texts and terms.
In addition to the legally prescribed requirements, such as those of a specialist for occupational safety, ISO 45001 increasingly addresses the responsibility of management. In this way, laws and regulations are given even greater prominence so that occupational health and safety can continue to exist and grow. In addition, the optimization of processes in companies is focused on and the working conditions within value chains are being analyzed.
Legal security through compliance with laws in the area of occupational safety and health protection.
Reduction of work-related injuries and risks.
Increase in efficiency
Efficient and effective occupational health and safety.
Improved protection also for service providers, suppliers and other external employees.
THE INTRODUCTION OF ISO 45001:2018
The first proposal for the new standard was already presented in March 2013 and has been revised twice until today, before the final version of the new standard for occupational health and safety came into force in March 2018.
March 2013: Submission of the proposal for the development of an international health and safety standard
March 2018: Publication of the new ISO 45001
June 2018: Bureau Veritas receives accreditation for ISO 45001:2018 according to UKAS
May 2019: Bureau Veritas receives accreditation for ISO 45001:2018 according to SAS
March 2020: No further BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates will be issued
March 2021: Certificates according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 lose their validity
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
A modern occupational health and safety management system such as ISO 45001 is designed to identify hazards in the company, protect employees and reduce follow-up costs. Occupational health and safety measures must meet the requirements of the respective industry, such as occupational health and safety in the retail trade. The implementation of sustainable occupational health and safety measures can save lives, improve the health of employees and save costs. Each year the following numbers arise in Switzerland:
PDCA MODEL AS BASIS FOR THE ISO 45001
Similar to BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 is also based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model. With the ISO 45001 certification you develop comprehensive strategies for more occupational safety in your company and the minimization of risks. By executing and implementing the developed strategies, health protection is sustainably improved and processes at all levels are optimized. The review and monitoring teaches a responsible handling of risks, safe planning and optimal design of work and business processes, products and services.
With the help of the PDCA cycle, continuous improvement can be guaranteed:
Plan: Planning and target setting related to occupational health and safety
Do: Execution and implementation of the planned processes
Check: Monitoring and verification of the objectives set
Act: Action and possible renewal of established processes for protection
BUREAU VERITAS TRAINING | SEMINARS ON THE NEW ISO 45001:2018
As part of our training courses, we train internal and external auditors and management representatives on the subject of ISO 45001:2018.
You can find further information on our Trainings and Seminars here:
TRANSITION TO THE NEW ISO 45001:2018
On 12 March 2018, ISO 45001:2018 was finally published as the world's first uniform standard for occupational health and safety management and will replace the existing BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard after a three-year transition period.
Since the publication of the new standard, Bureau Veritas has already converted all customers with non-accredited certificates according to BS OHSAS 18001 to accredited procedures. Migration audits in accordance with UKAS can already take place today and migration audits in accordance with DAkkS procedures are also expected to take place towards the end of 2019. Plan already now the conversion to the new standard! Talk to us about recertification and avoid
- the loss of validity of your certificate
- higher costs and more time expenditure due to recertification
- lower competitiveness due to lack of certification