ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety

ISO 45001- Occupational Health and Safety
ISO 45001 replaces/supersedes the British standard 18001. The occupational health and safety standard is good for your organisation’s well-being and provides a framework for managing health and safety responsibilities.


This occupational health and safety management system incorporates core organisation processes and provides the opportunity for senior management to be more involved. It also stresses the need for worker participation in the functioning of an occupational health and safety management system.

What Are The Benefits Of ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 ensures your organisation has a management system in place to reduce health and safety risks within the workplace – protecting workers from potential harm and increasing profitability at the same time. Other benefits of ISO 45001 include:

Reduced overall costs of incidents
Reduced risk in downtime and the costs of disruption to operations
Reduced cost of insurance premiums
Reduced absences and employee turnover rate
Improved ability to respond to legal and compliance requirements
Recognition for achieving an international benchmark
Steps to getting ISO 45001 certified
Working towards ISO 45001 certification with IMSM is a trouble-free, step-by-step approach.

Initial Consultation

We help you outline your goals, focusing on what your business wants to achieve and how it defines success, particularly in relation to your client’s requirements. You and your ISO consultants will agree on reasonable outcomes and delivery dates.
Producing your organisation’s ISO 45001 manual system documentation
Next, the IMSM consultant will audit your existing procedures and help you document the new systems that will help deliver success – both existing and how you will improve these. The manual system documentation sets out how your business should operate going forward so that it can deliver ISO 45001.
You will be able to view the manual system documentation, along with most other relevant documentation, on our client portal IMSMLoop. It offers a comprehensive insight into the progress of your ISO implementation, along with copies of the relevant audit reports, certifications, and any necessary corrective actions. The portal serves as a central hub for tracking your ISO journey.
Training you to adopt the ISO 45001 framework
While the manual is a vital document moving forward, it is even more important that it gets put to practical use. We work with the senior management team to ensure the framework is embedded throughout your organisation. We can also develop and deliver tailored training for staff to ensure that the understanding and implementation of ISO 45001 is watertight. This will create consistency across your organisation, transforming your business from day one so it is optimised for efficiency, continual improvement, and greater profitability.
Submission to a third-party external auditor
Before you can be awarded the ISO 45001 certification, your organisation applies to the third-party certifying body that you have selected to conduct your audit. This audit objectively determines whether your business conforms to ISO 45001, and the relevant accompanying documentation is accessible through our client portal.
As we have provided excellent support and guidance to your business every step of the way, you can rest assured that your ISO 45001 certification will be successful.

Becoming UKAS accredited

An added benefit of partnering with Compliant is that all our ISO certifications are UKAS accredited. Wondering why you should invest in UKAS accredited certifications rather than non-UKAS? The answer is simple. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom.

View our ‘Why invest in UKAS accredited certifications rather than non-UKAS’ article for more information.

If you are looking to make the shift from non-UKAS to UKAS we can help get you started.


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