ISO 45001 for OHS is here

A safe and healthy workplace is a productive workplace. Our ISO 45001 Assurance Program provides the necessary support for any organization looking to establish confidence in their ability to consistently meet relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements, and for improving OH&S performance. It can be integrated into, any of our other assurance programs.

ISO 45001 builds upon other OH&S assurance programs currently provided by Equal Assurance including OSHAS 18001 and AS 4801. ISO 45001 can be provided in conjunction with these existing OH&S assurance programs with very little if any additional cost.

Clients certified to or planning to be certified to OHSAS 18001 should note that accredited certification to OHSAS 18001 will cease to become available as from 30 September 2021. If accredited OH&S management system certification is still desirable clients should plan for migration to ISO 45001 well before the cut-off date. More specifically:

  • Audit Plans to OHSAS 18001 cannot be released after 30 September 2020
  • Audit Reports to OHSAS 18001 cannot be released after 31 December 2020
  • Recommendations for certification to OHSAS 18001 cannot be made after 31 March 2021

In respect to AS/NZS 4801, please visit our News titled AS/NZS 4801 is superseded.

Further details regarding the specific requirements of this and other assurance programs are provided in our Client Charter and the related Integrated Audit Criteria Guides, which along with other relevant documentation are available from our Publications page.

Please feel free to contact us directly or speak to your Client Manager or Account Manager to find out more.