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What is ISO 45001 certification?

ISO 45001 is a globally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Management System that helps organisations proactively manage workplace safety, prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, endorse a culture of safety within the workplace, and continually improve OH&S procedures.

As part of a comprehensive approach to safety management, ISO 45001 mandates that organisations evaluate potential risks and opportunities related to their OHSMS.

In addition, businesses can promote a healthier and more productive workforce by implementing ISO 45001, which can prevent injury and ill health and helps to lower the frequency of workplace accidents, illnesses, and injuries.

The benefits of ISO 45001 Certification

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Why Citation Certification?

Citation Certification will bring over 30 years of experience through the merging of Best Practice Certification and QMS Certification Services – two of Australia’s most respected accredited certification bodies. This proven track record in JAS-ANZ accredited certification services sets up Citation Certification to be your trusted partner on the road to ISO 45001 certification.

Maintaining a simple and effective approach, our continued commitment to business excellence and in-depth understanding of management system standards set us apart from the rest.

We work with businesses of all sizes and industries to achieve their strategic goals – think of us as your Business Pit Crew – we’re there for you at the ready to support you on your journey to success. And. we’re all about making the whole process simple and hassle-free.

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The Citation Certification difference

  • Feel at ease – our team is personable, friendly, local, and supportive.
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  • Dedicated to delivering high-quality customer care.
  • Access eight complimentary online courses to help you prepare for your audit.
  • Citation Certification is part of the Citation Group. Access additional workplace compliance resources to support your business.

Prepare your ISO 45001 management system

If you are implementing an ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S) in your organisation and you’re preparing your organisation for an external audit, our ISO 45001 Gap Analysis Checklist will give you the list of items you need to prepare.

The first step in implementing an ISO management system in your organisation is to identify the gaps by comparing your current management systems with the ISO 45001:2018 requirements.

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By demonstrating ISO 45001:2018 compliance, your organisation can show important stakeholders that senior management is committed to implementing policies to reduce work-related injuries. Being accredited to this international standard improves your reputation and actively lowers workplace risks, which results in cost savings by reducing the need for sick days, compensation, and insurance. It’s a crucial management system requirement for occupational health and safety risks, ensuring senior management addresses threats and chances to prevent injuries.

In short, yes! The safety management standard ISO 45001, promotes collaboration with interested parties such as employees, contractors, and people managers and fosters a culture of accountability and transparency.

The following clauses in ISO 45001:2018 establish the OH&S requirements for certification:

  • Context of the Organisation (clause 4).
  • Leadership (clause 5).
  • Planning (clause 6).
  • Support (clause 7).
  • Operation (clause 8).
  • Performance Evaluation (clause 9).
  • Improvement (clause 10).

The standard is compatible with management standards such as ISO 9001, 14001, and 27001 because it is aligned with Annex SL. Risk assessment and an OH&S business plan are among its main objectives.

Before you can be certified, your system has to fulfil the necessary requirements. The steps for developing your quality management system for certification are described here.

  1. By reading the ISO 45001:2018 standard and becoming familiar with the terminology, you can easily understand the intent.
  2. Recognise the criteria outlined in the standard. Develop your management system in accordance with the standards.
  3. To determine your level of certification readiness, conduct a gap analysis. Any areas that require additional development will be identified from this.
  4. Assess your management system internally. After your management system has been developed, you must conduct an internal audit to make sure you are following the standard and remain compliant. You can take advantage of this chance to make sure you are prepared for the certification audit.
  5. Go through the certification process. An assessment will be required to evaluate your company’s compliance with ISO 45001:2018.

Obtaining certification to ISO standards has four steps:

  • Gap Analysis (Optional): To assess your OH&S system against each clause of the standard, you can choose to perform an optional gap analysis at the start of the process.
  • Stage one: the required first step is an evaluation of your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope, and context, against the standard. It lays the foundation for stage two.
  • Stage two: The second assessment is the last one before the initial certification process is complete. We must verify that the standard documented requirements are followed throughout the entire organisation to receive certification. We visit your locations and offices, as well as have conversations with relevant stakeholders in your business.
  • Certification: a “Statement of Certification” is issued after your stage two assessment has been verified and the procedure is finished, confirming compliance with the applicable standard. From the date of issue, this certification is valid for three years.

To keep your certification, you’ll need to conduct surveillance assessments on a regular basis.

If you have any enquiries or want to learn more about the certification procedure, get in touch with us today.

ISO 45001:2018 is the latest internationally recognised Occupational Health & Safety standard, published in March 2018. This standard has superseded AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001, allowing organisations in Australia and New Zealand to align their organisations with the latest international practices.

This standard outlines what an OH&S management system must do to guarantee worker safety and create a secure working environment. They are important signs that a company has policies in place to lower workplace accidents and illnesses.

Depending on your level of readiness, team capacity, how open an organisation is to change, and how much buy-in there is, different organisations will take different amounts of time to implement ISO 45001.

But a major factor is company size. Standard procedures include:

  • 3-6 months for small businesses with up to 150 employees.
  • 8–12 months for medium-sized businesses with up to 1000 employees.
  • 12 to 18 months for larger companies with more than 1000 employees.

Customers, suppliers, and stakeholders must see that you have implemented ISO 45001 in order to demonstrate to them that you have recognised, reduced, and managed your safety risks and that you are dedicated to creating a safe working environment.

Companies must be evaluated against the standard and undergo continuous compliance audits in order to get certified. The certification procedure is explained in greater detail here.

You can create a Safety Management System that can be audited and evaluated against the standard by using ISO 45001 training to comprehend the standard’s fundamental purpose. Click here to access Citation Certification Training for additional details about training.

Your current ISO 45001 certification can be seamlessly transferred to Citation Certification.

We’ll keep up with your existing certification schedule; get in touch with us for a cost estimate without commitment.

We take the time to understand your company’s operations and goals, supporting your business on its compliance journey.

The team at Citation Certification go above and beyond certification – we offer you dedicated support services such as training, webinars, additional resources and materials from our Group of companies that provide workplace compliance solutions.

We are upfront and transparent – we provide all-inclusive pricing and there are no hidden costs like reporting or preparation fees.

Yes, the ISO 45001 standard is a globally recognised certification. This standard is also commonly referred to as the Safety Management Systems Certification or ISO Health and Safety.’ However, the official name for the ISO 45001 internationally is ‘Occupational Health and Safety Management System’.