All change for safety and ISO 45001
Richard Clarke uses his experience of international standards to shed some light on the upcoming ISO 45001 for managers.
With the new international health and safety standard, accredited companies will have up to three years to migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. For those environmental managers who have already transitioned to ISO 9001 and 14001, much of this process will be familiar, with the standard moving to the Annex SL higher level common structure.
A new structure
By basing common elements on the Annex SL structure, greater ease of integration will be possible. It is likely that methods such as a PESTLE analysis will have laid the groundwork for safety scoping.
At the same time, senior managers should already be familiar with the extended requirements of Annex SL in relation to demonstration of top-level commitment, ...