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In March 2015, Antaris’ Senior EH&S, Quality Consultant Finbarr Stapleton gave a talk in Dublin at the IOSH Conference – Safety in a re-emerging construction sector on preparing for the new Health & Safety standard ISO 45001. During his talk he gave insights into the new standard so that we may have a better understanding of what is to come.
ISO 45001 is due to replace OHSAS 18001 in October 2016 and it will also follow the ‘High Level Structure’ as set out in Annex SL.
Currently ISO 45001 is at committee draft (CD) stage with the draft international standard (DIS) due in April 2015. The final draft (FDIS) is expected to be published in June 2016.
Once published the standard will follow the PDCA cycle.
As it stands, the purpose of OHSAS 18001 is to ‘enable an organisation to control its Occupational Health & Safety risks and improve its Occupational Health & Safety performance.’
When introduced, the objective of ISO 45001 will be to ‘enable an organisation to proactively improve its Occupational Health & Safety performance in preventing injury and ill-health.’
There are a few changes to look forward to with the introduction of ISO 45001, including:
So, what do you need to do to prepare? Here are 10 guidelines:
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