ISO – International Organisation for Standardisation is the global standard and benchmark body for safety, reliability, quality and environmental practice upon which most countries OHSM is based.

Safety Set Consulting’s Principal is a certified Lead Auditor under ISO:45001.2018 (CQI/IRCA) and one of five Kiwi’s listed on the global register.

Achieving ISO:45001.2018 certification will benefit your business by:

  • Additional client confidence that they are aligning with a safe high quality organisation
  • Safer workplace reducing accident costs and maintaining productivity
  • Assist in winning contracts by giving you the edge over other bidders

ISO standards are rigorous and complex, If you are seeking to take your organisations safety standards to the next level and achieve ISO certification, it is advisable to undertake a pre certification audit process to ensure your systems are fully compliant.

A pre audit will ultimately save you time and money in achieving your goal with our process broken into three stages.

Stage One Audit – Benchtop review of all current policies, procedures and documentation to identify initial non conformities (NCs).

Stage Two Audit – On site, usually four to eight weeks later, complete the audit and issue report allowing you to address any further NCs. Subject to business perimeters and complexity, this process can take between one and four days.

Stage Three – On site, review all NC’s confirm close out is adequate with all identified areas addressed consistent with ISO:45001.2018 requirements. This process usually takes between one and two days.

Integrated Management System (IMS)

IMS usually consist of combining three standards into one system document:

  • ISO:45001.2018 Occupational Health and Safety
  • ISO:14001.2015 Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO:9001.2015 Quality Management Systems

ISO Management standards utilise a standardised structure called Annex SL, the structure is laid out as follows.

  • Clause 0: Introduction
  • Clause 1: Scope
  • Clause 2: Normative references
  • Clause 3: Terms and definitions
  • Clause 4: Context of the organization
  • Clause 5: Leadership
  • Clause 6: Planning
  • Clause 7: Support
  • Clause 8: Operation
  • Clause 9: Performance evaluation
  • Clause 10: Improvement

Annex SL simplifies integrating multiple standards improving and streamlining processes, it aids and assists understanding and implementation.

If you have entered into ISO:45001.2018 and wish to move to a fully integrated systems, prior familiarity of one standard will assist in the integration of others.