Hygiene & Work Safety, OHSAS 45001 (Formerly 18001)

  • The rate of workplace related deaths continues to be too high. Organisations need to be able to demonstrate to their customers, workers, regulators and the community that they proactively and systematically manage the health and safety of their workers.

    ISO 45001 has now been published and is the world’s first OHS international Standard and provides emphasis on proactively taking steps to minimise harm to workers through leadership and participation, understanding the context of the business taking action to manage risks.

  • ISO 45001 – AT A GLANCE

    • ISO 45001 is the world’s first OHS international Standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation
    • Build a safe and healthy environment for workers and stakeholders and help prevent work-related deaths, injury and ill-health by continually improving OHS performance
    • Demonstrate commitment to workplace health and safety and continually improve your OHS practices
    • Reduce downtime and costs associated with workplace related incidents


    ISO 45001 – Standard document structure

    Based on the same structure as ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environment), ISO 45001 Standard places a broader focus on the ‘context’ of an organisation and requires greater involvement from management. Additionally, ISO 45001 is intended to:

    • Be applicable to any organisation
    • Enable efficient integration into existing management systems
    • Allow integration with all aspects of health and safety such as worker wellbeing
    • Provide a framework to help meet OHS legal obligations including ‘due diligence’

    Currently certified to OHSAS 18001 or AS/NZS 4801?

    We will contact you to discuss your pathway to migrate.

    Until then your audit activities will continue as scheduled. Whilst a 3 year period for migration is anticipated, this is yet to be confirmed by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). After the migration period, it is likely that AS/NZS 4801:2001 and OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn.