ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Auditing

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At ACT we have several courses that are designed to help you to develop your skills as an auditor. Whether you’re starting with no experience, have knowledge of existing standards, or are converting from current standards such as OHSAS 18001, we have something for you.

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety management system. This standard was created by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and although it is not a legal requirement, it provides a helpful structured framework that can promote a safe and healthy workplace. ISO 45001 is a management system standard that looks at different aspects of the organisation and its operations, then applies relevant materials such as ‘plan, do, check, act’, and risk-based approaches to health and safety, to the standardised ISO framework, Annex SL. Plan Do Check Act

Following a recognised health and safety management system like the ISO 45001 standard can improve your company’s reputation, and help prevent harm to workers or ill health.

If you are looking to implement ISO 45001, and don’t know where to start, the best course of action would be raise the awareness of those that would be involved in the implementation process, such as top managers, health and safety professionals and auditors. If a person is likely to be required to have an input at any point of the implementation of ISO 45001, they will need to have an awareness of what the standard means.

If you already have OHSAS 18001 in place, now is an excellent time to be looking into ISO 45001. The 18001 framework is currently being superseded and all OHSAS 18001 certifications will expire on March 12, 2021. When compared to OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 has a bigger focus on aspects of operations such as leadership, risk, worker participation, continual improvement, control and the status of compliance.

ISO 45001 awareness

From the ground up:

ISO 45001 Awareness: £375.00 + VAT

An integral part of implementing an ISO 45001 health and safety management system is those involved in implementation having awareness of what the ISO 45001 standard is designed to do. This Awareness course is designed to give an understanding of the structure of the ISO 45001 standard, reasons for implementing it and explain the role both workers and leaders have to play. Our awareness course is perfect for making people at all levels of a business aware of what will be expected of them.

For auditing to ISO 45001:

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor: £1095.00 + VAT

ISO 45001 awareness

This course is perfect for learning the skills that you need in order to plan, organise and carry out audits to the ISO 45001 standard. No previous auditing experience is required to take this course. So it’s possible to undertake the course with just a basic understanding of health and safety. This course was created in collaboration with and is often taught by David Smith, the chair for the project committee that developed the ISO 45001 standard.

ISO 45001 awareness

A guidebook for ISO 45001 implementation:

The ISO 45001 implementation book: £39.00 + Postage & Packaging

If you’re already looking at implementing ISO 45001 we have the perfect guidebook for you. ‘Managing Safety the Systems Way – Implementing ISO 45001’ is your go-to guide to help your organisation implement ISO 45001. This publication is a step-by-step guide that uses case studies, checklists and relevant information to help you decide how you can best bring your occupational health and safety systems into conformity with ISO 45001. The authors of this publication are David Smith, who was the chair of the ISO committee, and Geoff Hunt MRSC who has over 30 years of relevant experience in occupational health and safety.

ISO 45001 awareness

Audit 123, ISO 45001 – Workbook & Guidance

Two publications – £35.00 Each + Postage & Packaging

Ready to audit or conduct a gap analysis? Two publications that can assist you are the Audit 123 ISO 45001 Workbook, & auditors guidance.
If you are already a competent auditor, or are confident that have the skill to conduct a gap analysis these are the publications for you. They will provide you with structure and lead you through the process.

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