ISO 45001 Safety Consulting for Your Australian Business
As Australian businesses are transitioning across to the new OHS standard (ISO 45001) from 2018 onwards, many will appoint management consultants for support and advice with these unfamiliar ISO 45001 certification requirements.
ISO 45001 Certification Specialists
At Integrated Compliance Solutions, we are specialists in ISO 45001 Safety Consulting.
We help mature businesses develop effective compliance systems and solutions. When you work with us, our team of experts will assist improve your business and save you money, by:
- Integrating all your ISO standards (where possible) to create seamless systems for success;
- Minimising change by customising your business’ solution to your unique needs and culture;
- Creating user-friendly tools that are easy to maintain and change, as your needs do;
- Saving time and resources by limiting duplication of documentation.
Our ISO 45001 Certification Services
Integrated Compliance Solutions has ISO 45001 consultants ready to provide support to SMEs Australia-wide. Our team of dedicated OH&S consultants can help your business meet the requirements of changing to the ISO 45001 certification by guiding you through the framework, leveraging off your existing strengths and ensuring that you have everything you need for a smooth transition.
The following information may be useful in deciding whether your business should update to the ISO 45001 Certification.
What Is ISO 45001 Australia And How Will My Business Be Affected?
ISO 45001 is the international OHS standard published in Oct 2016. It is set to replace AS 4801 and OHS/AS 18001.
What Are The Main Changes Between AS 4801/ OHSAS 18001 And The New ISO 45001 Certification?
The main areas of change fall under the following categories:
- Approach to risk
- Stakeholder expectations
- Worker participation
- Planning specifics
What are the benefits of achieving ISO 45001 certification?
There are many benefits for companies to become ISO 45001 certified.
- The credibility that an international Standard certification brings (as opposed to AS 4801 which is only Australian and not recognised overseas).
- Smooth integration with other new revision ISO Standards already in place and reduction in documentation and duplication.
- Positive response from the public and stakeholders to your awareness of global safety and your willingness to do your part.
- Greater awareness of stakeholder needs and responsibility for your company’s global impact.
How Do You Transition To The New ISO 45001 Certification Standard?
You have three years from the publication of the standard to make your transition and achieve certification.
The first step is to audit your current processes and identify organisational gaps, which must be addressed in order to meet the new requirements of the ISO 45001 certification. You then need to develop a plan to fill those gaps and to implement the new systems.
Based on the changes to the other standards, you should expect that increased management involvement will be required in the new version. It is likely that there will also be an increased focus on identifying and considering all key stakeholders, based on risk, using a process approach and effectively monitoring impacts through the whole supply chain.
Once you have brought your management systems into line with the new ISO 45001 requirements and developed your new processes, you will need to arrange training for all stakeholders that are involved in the success of your safety management system.
Need Some Help Obtaining the ISO 45001 Certificate?
It’s important not to underestimate the work involved in transitioning between standards, as this may result in you leaving it too late. Assessing your current processes to identify gaps can be a time-consuming process, as can formulating and implementing a plan to fill the gaps.
On the other hand, preparing the documentation for certification doesn’t need to be onerous if you creatively integrate the requirements into your existing systems.
Our ISO 45001 Safety Consulting service can help guide you through this process via a gap assessment audit and action report, which you can then use to DIY if you have the resources to do so.
Time poor or not relishing the job ahead? Integrated Compliance Solutions can quickly and effectively manage the entire process for you, freeing up your time to grow your business. Our team of professional OH&S and ISO 45001 consultants offer everything you need to streamline this process and ensure it is done correctly every step of the way.
If you would like our professional assistance to make the transition to ISO 45001 certification or to assess how compliant your system already is, call us on 1300 132 745 for a free, no-obligation consultation.