OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series is an internationally applied standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. This standard is now being updated and replaced by the ISO (International Standards Organisation) 45001 which looks to apply the high level structure of the ISO to the OHSAS.
The ISO 45001 was released in Q1 2018, this integration and standardisation makes it easier for businesses and employees by providing compatibility between key ISO standards such as the ISO 9001 & 14001.
At Lenmac Services we are committed to the the highest standards of safety and endeavor to meet the latest and most stringent safety and quality standards and regulations.
We are migrating over to ISO 45001:2018 certification. Lenmac Services will be among the first companies to complete this certification migration in 2018. This certification will enable us to continue to deliver the highest levels of service possible to our customers. If you have any queries relating to Lenmac and the ISO 45001:2018 please feel free to contact us to discuss how this will impact you as a customer.
Key Changes From OHSAS 18001 To ISO 45001
- Chapter 4.1 Introduces new clauses for identifying internal & external issues that can have a positive or negative impact on a companies health and safety performance including cultural, social, political, legal, financial, technological, economic, market competition and natural factors. The company will be required to identify all relevant internal and external issues including conditions, characteristics or changing circumstances that can affect its occupational health and safety management system and then address those that require further attention.
- Chapter 4.2 introduces enhanced focus on needs and expectations for workers and other interested parties and worker involvement.
- Risk and opportunity management: Described in chapters 6.1.1, 126.96.36.199, 6.1.4, companies are to determine, consider and, where necessary, take action to address any risks or opportunities that may impact (either positively or negatively) the ability of the management system to deliver its intended results, including enhanced health and safety at the workplace.
- ISO 45001 has stronger emphasis on top management to actively engage and take accountability for the effectiveness of the management system.
- Objectives and Performance: Strengthened focus on objectives as drivers for improvements