Certification according to DIN ISO 45001 is possible for companies and organisations from all sectors. This standard replaces the OHSAS 18001 standard and is considered the new occupational health and safety management system.
For companies previously certified according to the OHSAS 18001 standard, the changeover to the new DIN ISO 45001 standard must be completed by 12 March 2021. For companies that already have certification according to ISO 9001:2015 (or 14001:2015) and know the high-level structure, it is possible to implement DIN ISO 45001 into your management system well and with little effort.
The standard considers the aspects of occupational safety both in the operational processes and in the working conditions and environments in the company. The company management assumes responsibility for occupational health and safety and must demonstrate appropriate commitment to it. Possible risks in the workplace are to be assessed and measures for risk reduction are to be derived. In addition, customers and external parties are also considered, such as subcontractors, who are also subject to the company's responsibility.
The standard is intended to help reduce occupational accidents resulting from misconduct within the company, while at the same time improving employees' awareness of occupational health and safety.
Checking whether the existing management system is applied in conformity with the standard.
After a successful system audit.
Random checks to ensure that the management system is applied and further developed in accordance with the standards.
After three years, the management system is re-examined to renew the certification.