A standard that defines requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S) and includes guidance for use. An OH&S Management System is a framework that supports organisations to improve OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
An OH&S Management System is intended to bring the health, safety and welfare of employees, customers, visitors and others affected by the organisation's activities under management control. It ensures that persons working under the control of the organisation are aware of their own responsibilities in relation to the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others they may come into contact with.
Evidence of good health and safety management is becoming a pre-qualification requirement for the majority of procurement schemes particularly in the construction industry supply chain. Certification to ISO 45001 is recognised as evidence that an organisation meets these requirements.
Benefits of Management Systems incorporating the ISO 45001:
- Meets pre-qualification Health and Safety requirements
- Effective processes for identifying health and safety hazards
- Reduced risk of health and safety accidents and incidents
- Improved engagement and motivation of staff
- Reduction in absenteeism and lost hours
- Protection of your organisation's reputation
- Meeting requirements of customer and stakeholder
- Assurance of compliance to legal and regulatory requirements