ISO Excellence offers remote development of ISO management systems, reducing the health risks associated with face-to-face meetings in the current climate. Initial scoping meetings to discuss our approach to developing your oocupational health and safety management system are possible, with precautions as per current Government advice. We use VOIP, video and file-sharing technologies to develop your ISO 45001 management system from our offices, working in consultation with your team from beginning to end. Aspects of your IS0 45001 occupational health and safety management system which require an onsite presence are risk assessed and carried out with the appropriate controls.
ISO 45001 consultants - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 8,381 non-fatal injuries as well as 45 fatalities were happened in Ireland in 2016. According to CSO figures for 2015, a total of 37,440 workers incurred an injury, with 810,899 working days lost as a result. The highest contributing sectors to illness, injury and fatality rates were agriculture, construction, manufacturing and health care. These statistics show the significance of health and safety at work. Implementing a safety management system is essential to securing the safety and health of employees and to reduce the overall risk of accidents, insurance claims and prosecution. A report from the Law Reform Commission in 2017 states that fines issued by the courts for health and safety offences ran from €400 to €2m for corporate bodies and from €200 to €50k for individuals (directors and managers).
ISO 45001 Safety Management Systems
Published in March 2018, ISO 45001 is an international workplace occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard that specifies the requirements for a systematic approach to managing occupational health and safety in any organisation. It provides a comprehensive framework for managing all aspects of managing health and safety, with significant emphasis on risk management and leadership in health and safety. ISO 45001 can assist organisations of all sizes and from all sectors in the reduction of risk, prevention of accidents and improvement of health and safety standards generally. It is worth noting that the standard goes beyond mere compliance and is concerned with health and welfare in addition to traditional aspects of health and safety management. ISO 45001 also contributes to improvements in productivity by addressing the risks to workers safety, health and welfare, which can negatively affect an organisation.
Occupational Health and Safety BenefitsBy becoming ISO 45001 certified, organisations can:
- Establish a good working relationship with employees by demonstrating commitment to consulting with workers and ensuring their health and safety at work.
- Reduce work-related injuries and health or welfare concerns of workers and other interested parties
- Significantly improve productivity and minimise work downtimes
- Increase awareness of occupational health and safety risks and how these are managed
- Evaluate the effectiveness of their safety management system and take the necessary steps to improve them
- Ensure all employees actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of the safety management system
Benefits of ISO 45001 Certification
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, all employers are required to implement and maintain systems of work which are safe. Obtaining certification to the ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety management systems helps businesses, like yours, to manage risk and protect your workers. The standard is designed to help your business develop a systematic approach to managing and reducing risk, reducing injuries, and providing certainty to your stakeholders, including your customers, that health and safety is managed in your day to day business operations. Obtaining certification is a 3 stage process. Stage 1 entails an initial assessment to determine your readiness for certification, including the extent to which your system meets the requirements of the standard and how well it has been rolled out. The second stage involves a closer look at the implementation of the system and adherence to legal requirements. Following the stage 2 audit, certification may be recommended or where non-conformities are identified, you will be given a timeframe in which to implement corrective actions. Once the certification body is satisfied that you have implemented all necessary requirements and corrective actions, they will issue you with a certificate for ISO 45001.
Why Choose Us
Work with ISOexcellence.ie for a seamless process in developing, implementing, and ultimately achieving certification for, your ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety management system. We have been developing safety management systems and getting out customers certified since 2012. Our experienced consultants work with businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, to ensure your system meets your requirements efficiently and in a way that fits your operations. We assist organisations based in Ireland, Great Britain and the United States of America, and assist our customers in every step of the certification process. We also provide ongoing post-certification support such as auditing and management review and management system upgrades. Over the years, we have established long-lasting relationships with clients and intend to provide quality service and assistance.