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Implement your ISO 45001 OH&S

Put your ISO 45001 OH&S System into Action

We finished our documentation, now what?

Congratulations on completing your OH&S design and documentation! This is a good time to celebrate, and to communicate appreciation and kudos to everyone involved!

The next step in your project is to use and improve your OH&S:

Follow documented procedures and work instructions

Everyone in your organization should be performing processes following your documented procedures and work instructions, in order to comply with the OH&S health and safety requirements.

See also –Documented Information

Make improvements to the processes

Many of these procedures may be new to your organization or have changed significantly during your ISO 45001 project. Now that they are actually in use, you will most likely find areas that can be improved. Make improvements using the Corrective and Preventive Action process and the document revision process.

For more information, read – Continual Improvement

Conduct Internal Audits

Schedule internal audits to cover all areas of the organization before your Registration Audit. Allow time to take corrective action on any findings. A robust and effective internal audit program is one of the best tools for finding and correcting shortcomings in the OH&S system before your Registration Audit. You will need to train a team of internal auditors. Internal Auditor Training Material Package allows you to do that yourself, in-house.

For more information, read – Internal Audit 

For more information, read – Internal Audit Tips

Hold frequent Management Review meetings

Management Review is another key factor in getting the new Health and Safety management system ready for a Registration Audit. Review information from Internal Audits, Corrective and Preventive Action and results of measuring and monitoring of the OH&S. Initiate corrective actions and preventive actions to fix problems and make improvements to the management system.

For more information, read – Effective Management Review 

Keep records

During the Registration Audit, the auditor will be looking for evidence that you are complying with the requirements of ISO 45001 and of your OH&S system. This evidence is in the form of records that you generate as you run your health and safety management system – see documented information.

Be sure that you are following all of the records requirements that you set up in the system. Run your system for several months before your Registration Audit so there are sufficient records for the auditor to evaluate.


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