ISO 45001 is an international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). It specifies the requirements of an OH&S management system that allows organisations to take a proactive approach to improve OH&S performance and prevent injury and ill health.
You are not required by law to implement ISO 45001 or any other similar OH&S management standards. However, the intended benefit of improving the OH&S performance of your organisation whilst also demonstrating a clear commitment to workplace safety; as well as to provide a clear and structured framework to OH&S in your organisation.
Implementing ISO 45001 promotes internal communication across all levels within your organisation, encouraging collaboration in the pursuit of safe and healthy working conditions, to the benefit and acceptance of all involved.
Improving OH&S performance can also help to lower costs such as insurance premiums, as well as those associated with the disruption and downtime that workplace hazards can bring.
Because ISO 45001 aligns with other OH&S management systems, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it allows an organisation to build an effective and efficient management system for workplace health and safety, that is tailored to their risk type and specific organisational needs.
So how does this attract candidates?
The standard proves that your organisation is performing strong due diligence in managing and protecting their employees.
An employee’s physical and mental health are taken into account.
Having ISO 45001 demonstrates that you are actively facilitating continuous improvement and best practice.
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