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OHSAS 18001 is being withdrawn following publication of ISO 45001 so companies that are currently certified to OHSAS 18001 will have a three year period to upgrade to ISO 45001 (by 11th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

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We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

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