Do you need to start transitioning to ISO 45001 now?

The new occupational health & safety management system standard, that was published last year, comes into force in 2021. That may seem a long time away but when do you need to start thinking about transitioning to ISO 45001?

occupational health & safetyISO 45001 replaces the current standard OHSAS 18001:2007 which is being withdrawn. It is expected to reduce the millions of lives lost each year from accidents or fatal diseases linked to work activities. It differs greatly from the current occupational health & safety management system OHSAS 18001. But what are the implications for your business?

Do you need to be transitioning to ISO 45001? How do you transition from OHSAS 18001? How long will it take to transition? What happens if you don’t transition by the deadline? Our latest resource ‘ISO 45001: transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to the new standard’ tells you what you need to know about the new health & safety management standard and the process of transitioning from OHSAS 18001.

Charles Thomas, Consultancy Director, Wiser Environment says: “There will be a considerable number of companies transitioning to ISO 45001 in time for the 2021 deadline. Allowing for this and the amount of work involved in transitioning, we recommend companies start thinking about it now. The deadline will come round very quickly!”

Wiser Environment has extensive experience in helping business develop and implement integrated management systems to international standards. We are working with a wide range of clients to ensure they have transitioned to ISO 45001 well in advance of the March 2021 deadline.

Read our latest resource ‘ISO 45001: transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to the new standard‘ and make sure you up are up to speed.

Please contact us or call us on 01480 462 232 if you have any queries or would like assistance to ensure your business makes a smooth transition.

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