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ISO 45001

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 sets requirements for occupational health and management systems and is designed to help organisations worldwide protect the health and safety of people at work. IOSH has played a major part in its development and has drawn from members’ expertise from around the world during consultations on the standard.

This page explains the new international standard and how you can play a role in its implementation in your organisation. It provides tips on how to implement ISO 45001 or present it to your colleagues.


How to get started on ISO 45001

  1. Secure ‘top management’ commitment to ISO 45001 and their involvement in actively leading on it
  2. Review your current OSH arrangements against the ISO 45001 requirements to identify any gaps
  3. Develop an implementation and resources plan to close the identified gaps
  4. Ensure effective mechanisms for change management and worker consultation and participation
  5. Take steps to address any OSH competence and resource needs across the organisation

You can find out more information on the five top tips for getting started on ISO 45001.

We're here to support everyone in responding to this new standard, so take advantage of these resources to spread knowledge and ideas about ISO 45001 within your professional networks and within your business. You can also use this presentation (PPSX 1MB) along with speaker notes (PDF 83KB) to explain the background to ISO 45001, what it contains and the way forward at your branch or group events.

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If you have any queries about ISO 45001 not covered on this page, please get in touch by emailing iso45001@iosh.com.