The ISO 45001 standard, which has been in force since March 2018, is the only international and independent standard that defines requirements for operational health and safety management systems.
The standard focuses on preventing unsafe behaviors that can lead to accidents at work. It also focuses on reducing accidental downtime in the supply chain and in supplier management. Another important aspect of ISO 45001 is the inclusion of standardized health and safety requirements for managers, employees, and service providers taking into account their respective working environments and conditions.
ISO 45001:2018 replaces the previous widely-used standard OHSAS 18001. The new standard is structured similarly to the international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and can therefore be implemented easily in operational practice as part of an integrated management system.
ISO 45001 Certification Process
1. Information and pre-audit (optional)
Informational meeting (by phone or in person), project meeting on site, and preparate for certification, including document review
2. On-site certification
Readiness assessment with analysis and review of the management system description and review of documented processes
3. Audit report and review
Documentation of the audit and management system findings
4.Certificate and seal issuance
After successfully completing the certification process, you receive your certificate and the DEKRA Seal (valid for up to three years)
5.First surveillance audit
At least every 12 months after certification, a surveillance audit of the implementation of corrective actions takes place
6.Second surveillance audit
Repeated auditing of the implementation of the management system
Three years after the initial certification, steps 2 through 6 are repeated in the recertification audit