At Integrated Compliance Solutions, we specialise in the implementation, maintenance, and certification of ISO Safety Management Systems for businesses across Australia.
We create robust, low-burden compliance systems and solutions, from initial ISO certification to integrating new ISO standards into existing systems.
Developing compliant safety systems can be a daunting task for companies that do not have the time or expertise to manage the process in-house. That is where our ISO safety management system consultants come in. We build compliant systems that are simplified, streamlined and tailored to your specific requirements so you can get certified faster and concentrate on growing your business.
Our ISO Safety Management System Process
As ISO Safety Management Consultants, we work with your safety representative and management team to understand your business’s current progress and needs. One of our safety management consultants will guide you through the process and explain what’s needed for ISO 45001 certification.
After certification, ICS monitors, maintains, and continuously improves compliance for a safe and efficient work environment, ensuring your standards remain as high as the day of certification. From training to business planning, hazard identification and auditing, to risk register maintenance, ICS offers support and guidance every step of the way.
ISO Safety Management Services
At Integrated Compliance Solutions, we take a personalised approach to reviewing your existing safety management system. We collaborate with you to develop policies, procedures, and a system that is lean and practical as possible, aligns with best practice standards and is tailored to your organisation’s unique needs.
When you choose ICS, our consultants will help streamline business processes and generate cost savings by:
- Integrating ISO standards to create a unified and streamlined cloud-based system for success, ensuring your compliance efforts are efficient and cohesive.
- Customising your safety management system solution to align with your specific needs and organisational culture, minimising disruptions.
- Creating user-friendly tools and systems that are easy to maintain and adapt as your requirements evolve over time.
- Reducing duplication of documentation and streamlining processes, saving you valuable time and resources.
- Automation of burdensome and repetitive workflows, allowing employees to redirect their time and energy towards more meaningful and productive tasks.
- Providing real-time data and insights, enabling proactive problem-solving and more effective strategic planning to address challenges and seize opportunities.
What is an ISO Safety Management System?
A Safety Management System may also be referred to as OHSMS, OHS, WHS or WHSMS, depending on your location and the specific regulations governing your industry. However, the core purpose remains the same: protecting individuals by minimising safety risks and hazards.
An ISO Safety Management System plays a vital role in identifying and managing both perceived and actual risks. By implementing safety-related processes, an effective SMS can significantly reduce the likelihood of incidents, thereby safeguarding your workplace from harm. A robust SMS also helps ensure compliance with the relevant health and safety regulations in Australia.
Benefits of a Safety Management System
Safety Management Systems are designed to proactively manage health and safety risks in the workplace, helping to ensure the well-being of employees and prevent accidents.
Some of the benefits of an ISO safety management system include:
- Improved Workplace Safety:
The primary goal of an SMS is to enhance safety in the workplace. By identifying and mitigating hazards, developing safe work practices, and providing proper training, SMSs reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
- Legal Compliance:
Compliance with health and safety regulations is a legal requirement for businesses in most countries. An SMS helps ensure your organisation adheres to relevant laws and regulations, reducing the risk of fines, penalties, and legal actions.
- Cost Savings:
The long-term cost savings of an ISO Safety Management System can be substantial. Fewer accidents mean lower insurance premiums, reduced sickleave costs, reduced expenses related to incident investigations, and decreased costs associated with worker compensation claims.
- Enhanced Productivity:
A safer workplace leads to increased productivity. When employees feel secure and confident in their environment, they can focus on their tasks.
- Employee Morale:
Prioritising safety through an SMS demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being. This fosters a positive work culture and higher job satisfaction among employees, leading to increased retention rates.
- Reduced Downtime:
Workplace incidents can result in downtime, equipment damage, and production delays. An SMS helps prevent these interruptions, ensuring continuous operations and meeting customer demands more efficiently.
- Improved Reputation:
Companies with a strong safety record and a certified SMS often enjoy a better reputation among customers, suppliers, and the public. This can lead to increased business opportunities and positive brand recognition.
Understanding ISO 45001
ISO 45001 represents a new globally recognised benchmark for Occupational Health and Safety. Its primary objective is to elevate workplace safety standards within organisations. ISO 45001 outlines the necessary steps for businesses of all types and sizes to create, apply, and uphold a system focused on workplace safety.
This standard not only provides guidance on crafting a system that mitigates work-related injuries and illnesses but also concentrates on augmenting overall safety performance. ISO 45001 mandates organisations to adopt a risk-based approach to OHS management.
A risk-based approach in ISO 45001 involves a systematic method of managing OHS, wherein organisations identify potential hazards and risks, assess their likelihood and severity, and implement controls to mitigate those risks.
It’s important to note that ISO 45001:2018 supersedes earlier safety standards such as AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001. Organisations should now prioritise aligning their Safety Management Systems with the globally recognised ISO 45001:2018 Standard to ensure compliance.
Achieve Safety Compliance Effortlessly with Cloud-Based Solutions
Through close collaboration with regulatory authorities and industry bodies, we have created the Digital IMS+, a robust cloud-based compliance package.
Digital IMS+ streamlines tender, registration, licensing, and certification processes within a paperless system that is customised to your business’s unique needs. By blending personalised consulting with cloud technology, we deliver lean, low-burden industry-specific solutions.
Our secure cloud-based system seamlessly facilitates remote work and is flexible and scalable to meet your requirements at a given time. Digital IMS+ streamlines workflows, automates compliance reporting and audits, and offers centralised data storage and real-time monitoring. The platform also efficiently manages tasks, documents, and approvals while enhancing security, speeding up processes, reducing errors, and promoting teamwork.
The result is enhanced systems and more efficient operations, positioning Digital IMS+ as an indispensable tool for businesses dedicated to maintaining regulatory compliance and workplace safety.
Contact our OHSMS Consultants for More Information
For more information or a free, no-obligation consultation, contact our team at 1300 132 745. Trust Integrated Compliance Solutions to guide your organisation on a comprehensive ISO Safety Management System and continued compliance with health and safety legislation updates.