ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems | Standards Australia Forum

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The release of ISO 45001 by the International Organisation for Standardisation earlier this year has meant that standards bodies across the world are debating whether to adopt the international standards within their own jurisdictions. Does this seem like an overcooked formality?

ISO 45001 represents a global approach and benchmark to occupational health and safety, and there is already significant benefit of having your system requirements align to the High Level Structure. But the main purpose of the forum is to facilitate open discussion from various industries and experts of the merit of adopting this standard within the Australian and New Zealand context, and form agreement as to the full or partial adoption of the new standard.

Our Training Manager, Tom Barham was able to attend the forum in Sydney – check out his Linkedin post below:

“I really enjoyed this course – much more than I thought I would. John Smale is an excellent facilitator! I liked his breadth knowledge and his personal anecdotes added a personal depth that kept me engaged for the full 5 days. He should definitely be gifted a voucher for a fishing charter for his efforts.”

“Overall very valuable course. Balance of theory with practical workshops was excellent. Trainers stuck to timetable very well.”

“The course was thorough and many relevant examples provided by both Tom and Jackie to help me apply it to the workplace.”

“Great presentation of the course, engaging facilitators and good use of group work. I found the course to be a great refresher for an audit course I did 10 years ago and now feel more motivated to go audits in a non-bow tie way!”

“Trainers’ knowledge was excellent, their knowledge made the training and learning easy.”