• ISO 45001:2018 is here

    14th March, 2018 | by Tom Barham
    read more

    So it’s finally here – ISO has formally published its first standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems: ISO 45001:2018.

    ISO 45001:2018 is intended to unify the way Health and Safety is managed across the globe. It also provides the same structure and framework as many other management systems standards, such as ISO 9001:2015 for Quality, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental, and ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security, enabling much greater integration than what was achievable with AS/NZS 4801:2001 or OHSAS 18001:2007.

    In order to help you understand the new standard and what it means, we’ve created a small FAQ below:

  • Policy Requirements in ISO 45001

    15th August, 2017 | by Tom Barham
    Worker wearing PPE equipment for Safety reasons read more

    A key component of any management system is the policy; it is a high level document that should be used to guide the organisation in its operation, as well as keep them on track to meet and exceed their goals.

    Some elements of a policy are the same across all disciplines – they should always reflect the individual organisation, they should be communicated and documented, and they should include a commitment to continual improvement. Other requirements will vary – a quality policy should include a commitment to meet and exceed customer expectations, an environmental policy should include a commitment to the prevention of pollution, and an OHS policy should include a commitment to eliminate work-related illness and injury… or should it?

    With ISO 45001 just around the corner, we thought we’d take the time to have a look at the new policy requirements in detail.

  • How ready is your organisation for ISO 45001?

    20th July, 2017 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
    read more

    How ready is your organisation for ISO 45001 – take this quiz to find out.

  • 10 things to consider with ISO 45001

    20th July, 2017 | by Andrew Barham
    Australian mine works wearing hi-vis and hard hats read more

    Just over a year ago, I wrote an article titled “What’s different in ISO 45001:2016”. Since then, the OH&S standard has changed again and has now become ISO/DIS 45001.2.

  • Four key changes to the ISO standards.

    10th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
    read more

    Whilst there are many changes to the new standards for Quality, Environment and OHS management systems; ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. Here are four changes to the ISO standards which we think have the potential to create some real positive benefits.

  • Part 3 – The Details – Changes to the Standards

    29th January, 2015 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
    New changes document read more

    As the third part in our 4-part series about the upcoming changes to the standards for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, we’ll be concentrating on three of the biggest changes for organizations, along with specific details of what that the current drafts of the standards require. The three areas we’ll be featuring are the Context of the organisation, Documented information, and Risk-based thinking.

“Tom is an incredible presenter! Everything is well explained in great detail. His sense of humour makes the training even better. Thanks!”

“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.”