ISO 45001 has now been launched, after four-and-a-half years in the making, to encourage much-needed solutions in occupational health and safety.
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has cited the launch a ‘landmark day’. So, what are the key features? ISO 45001 is being developed to:
• Enable organisations to improve their occupational health and safety performance
• Prevent work related injury and/or ill health
• Provide safe and healthy workplaces
All organisations are now encouraged to adopt the standard to ensure safety and health management and to ultimately prevent injury and ill health among their workforce. This will mean making the standard integral to the organisation’s strategies and operations, ensuring this is about a whole culture change, with effective action across the business.
Operations Director for Consultancy at Hunter Safety, Kirsty Carroll, said: “As we’re working on sites across the globe, having a standard agreed internationally will ensure consistency across the board and move us a step closer to ending the health and safety risks which currently exist worldwide.”
Hunter Safety is now on hand to provide assistance to anybody with a responsibility for health and safety who wishes to find out more about ISO 45001 and implement it in their workplace. Call 01977 878389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and support.