ISO 45001: The New International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management

iso 45001

Lenmac Services are delighted to announce we have migrated over ISO 45001 the new international standard for occupational health and safety management

OHSAS 18001 standard (a quasi-international standard) to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Standard. ISO 45001 will replace the OHSAS standard and puts Occupational Health and Safety at the same level of international recognition as the Quality and Environmental standards.  

While ISO 45001 draws heavily on OHSAS 18001 – which was first introduced in 1999 – it is its own distinct standard, with a new structure and new requirements. The changes mean more focus on the context in which the organisation operates, as well as the participation of leaders and workers, and risk-based thinking.

The ISO 45001 standard was launched on 12 March 2018, and Lenmac Services was certified to the new standard on 27 September.

Certification to ISO 45001 was achieved after an intensive external audit and assessment, carried out by NSAI, which began almost immediately after the new standard was published.

Lenmac Services rapid transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 is a reflection of the company’s proactive approach for ensuring its health and safety system meets the latest industry leading standards.

The changes associated with the migration to the new ISO standard affected almost every document maintained under Lenmac Services integrated management system, from its safety, health, environment and quality (QEHS) manual to the procedures maintained.