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What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is one of the most respected international standards for occupational health and safety, or OH&S. Through the necessary assessment and training, organisations can become much better equipped to minimise any risk of injury or death whilst also having the necessary certification to compete on an international level. It is no exaggeration to say that ISO 45001 saves lives.

Who needs ISO 45001 certification?

There is a common misconception that only enterprises involved in high-risk activities, such as construction, require ISO 45001 certification. In reality, any organisation that respects its employees and seeks to provide a safe and secure environment should consider implementing this standard.

Here are a few examples of how ISO 45001 can benefit different businesses and organisations:


The construction industry is scarred by continuous accidents and deaths. ISO 45001 has been proven to reduce such terrible instances whilst also allowing businesses to operate in compliance with health and safety regulations. This is why all businesses operating in this sector should attain this standard.

Call Centres

ISO 45001 can help secure busy environments, such as call centres, through awareness training and constant vigil. As a result, this standard can help reduce absenteeism resulting from injury or illness, as well as reduce insurance premiums and health and safety issues.


Implementing the changes necessary to attain ISO 45001 is a team effort that should involve all staff members. This is particularly important in the transport sector where many employees work independently for long hours or days. This standard can help reduce insurance premiums and other costs often increased by the lack of direct supervision.

What’s ISO 45001 all about?

ISO 45001 provides a holistic approach to your organisation’s health and safety. It shows your employees that you truly care about their wellbeing and that you understand their value within your business or department.

These are some of the changes that this standard can help bring about:

  • Reduce the cost of insurance premiums
  • Reduce employee turnover and absence
  • Proactively identify and address potential hazards in your workplace
  • Reduce costs and likelihood of accidents and incidents in the workplace

This OH&S standard is built upon years of tried and tested processes carried out all over the world. ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, as it provides a much more comprehensive risk assessment, taking into account both internal and external factors. As a result, this international standard has been implemented by thousands of small, medium and large organisations.

The next step

If you would like to find out more about becoming ISO 45001-certified, you should get in touch with us today.

One of our experts will be able to answer your questions and provide you with a thorough explanation of the entire process.

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