What are the benefits of the OH&S 45001:2018?
There are several benefits of implementing the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system. ISO 45001 is designed to improve a company’s OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
When your organization implements OH&S management system, it will allow everyone that is involved either internally or externally to trust the organization and feel proud to be involved in an environment that takes responsibility for the health and safety of their employees. ISO 45001 was designed to act as a driver and a reminder that it is everyone’s job to support and protect a safe and healthy workplace. This includes taking action to ensure that the job continues to be safe and healthy.
Not only is it important to protect employees in the workplace, but it is also imperative to improve health and safety performance. ISO 45001 was designed to do just this. By implementing this standard an organization can be more effective and have better control because you will have systematically thought and planned out your actions.
Why do companies want to pursue OH&S ISO 45001?
There are many reasons why companies want to become certified to ISO 45001.
Essentially, it is everyone’s job to support and protect a safe and healthy workplace. This is done by preventing injury, preventing ill health, reducing hazards and continually improving the OH&S performance. Around the world, organizations are becoming progressively concerned about achieving a safe and healthy workplace, often while delivering cost savings and demonstrating Good Stewardship and Good Corporate Citizenship.
Many organizations are choosing to implement OH&S ISO 45001 and obtain registration to become more competitive in the market. Many external parties are going to be concerned with an organization’s priorities and want to make sure that they have an Occupational Health and Safety Management system in place. This will attract future employees, shareholders, suppliers, regulators, and the community at large. An organization that has an effective OH&S management system will typically have safer and healthier workplaces, comply with regulations, and meet customer expectations better than an organization that does not have an OH&S management system.
ISO 45001 certification will improve the organization’s overall performance. When you decide to become ISO certified, you must be audited by a third party, and have continual internal audits. Audits are not to just find non-conformances, but they actively seek to improve inefficiencies, with the goal of making your organization more productive and improve performance.
Improve Employees Health and Safety
ISO 45001 allows companies and higher-ups to improve their OH&S management system to achieve a safe and reliable environment for their workers and contractors. Meeting the requirements ensures that you will watch for trends and evaluate potential risks. As an ISO 45001 certified organization, you will become proactive to try and mitigate the potential for serious risks. Organizations with great physical challenges such as oil refineries and factories have a greater chance of serious injury and therefore it is imperative that they have an active OH&S management system in place.
Reduce Insurance Premiums
If your organization is ISO 45001 certified, you can reduce insurance premiums. By maintaining a proactive system for reducing hazardous environments in the workplace, insurance costs will be lower.
ISO 45001 improves your workplace and therefore improves employee satisfaction. When you make employee health and safety a priority it shows that you care about your personnel, and this will create a cultural change and employee job satisfaction, knowledge, and participation.
How can the 45001store help the organization become certified?
The 45001store has developed tools to help your organization achieve certification of the OH&S management system. We also offer documentation packages to simplify the process for organizations that already have other management systems, such as ISO 9001, in place or would like to deal with more than one standard at a time.