Gearing up for new health & safety ISO

Wiser Environment is gearing up to advise clients on implementation of the new BS ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard published in March 2018.

ISO 45001 aims to improve health & safety in the workplace and reduce the thousands of lives lost each year from accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. The ‘world’s first global occupational health and safety management system standard’ differs significantly from the current occupational health and safety management standard OHSAS 18001:2007.

OHSAS 18001 is being withdrawn following publication of ISO 45001 so companies that are currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to upgrade to ISO 45001 (by 11th March 2021).

As a key part in our ever growing team, Senior Consultant, Lindsey Stewart who will lead in implementing ISO45001 says: “Here at Wiser Environment we provide bespoke services tailored to your company’s needs. We can support organisations with the implementation of the new standard either as stand-alone certification or as part of an integrated management system. Our consultants have extensive experience implementing managements systems, supporting clients to successful certification in safety, health, environment, energy and quality management. We are fully geared up to start to help our clients migrate to the new standard in the coming months”.

Earlier this month, ISO launched a new technical specification for ISO 45001 to ensure that those auditing and certifying occupational health & safety management systems are full competent and take a harmonised approach.

Find out more about our QHSE business support services here.

For assistance with transitioning to ISO 45001 or implementing a health & safety management system, contact Lindsey on 01480 462 232.

New recruit sees team continue to expand

Wiser Environment is continuing to expand with the recruitment of new consultant Wes Carrington who started this week.

Wes Carrington, Consultant at Wiser EnvironmentWes joins the team to manage our growing environmental training services, in particular the WAMITAB assessment centre, as well as developing our workplace exposure monitoring services.

Wes worked for Wiser Environment in a temporary role in 2015/16 using his accountancy capabilities to assist the finance department. Having since achieved a First in his Business Management degree, and had his business acumen recognised with a ‘Future Leader’ award from the Chartered Management Institute, Wes returns to Wiser with strong organisational and business development skills.

Charles Thomas, Consultancy Director, Wiser Environment says: “We are really pleased to welcome Wes back into the team, and look forward to him helping us further build our very successful environmental training services, expand our monitoring services, as well as support our overall business development”.

Wes’ recruitment follows the appointment of senior consultants Lindsey Stewart and Andrew Lake earlier this year.  Find out more about the Wiser Environment team.