ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management

ISO 45001 is a voluntary international standard for Health and Safety Management Systems, sometimes referred to as a OHSMS. The standard provides a framework that organisations of all sizes can follow to manage Health and Safety, fulfil legal compliance obligations, and identify and address risks and opportunities.

There are many industries where ISO 45001 certification is a contractual legal requirement. For some it can be an essential tool for gaining the advantage over competitors and demonstrating enhanced credibility in relation to environmental performance.


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Implementing an ISO 45001 OHSMS with Candy Management will enhance Health & Safety awareness and performance from top management across your entire organisation, and if done right will achieve cost savings through improved safety and a reduction in accidents and incident loss. 

A Candy OHSMS will also enable you to identify hazards and risk and develop controls and initiatives which will result in a safety culture. This can open doors to new business, especially when completing PQQ and Tenders for new contacts.

Candy Managements ISO 45001 Consultancy Service

Our management systems have been implemented across all sectors and have been certified by UKAS Accredited bodies multiple times. Every customer has unique need and we tailor our services to meed those needs. Whether your seeking full implementation support or a hand holding we will be there for you until you get your ISO 45001 certificate, and beyond. 

  • We offer a free no obligation initial assessment to establish what level of support you need and identify how we can work together to ensure your success.
  • We have fixed pricing for consultancy days. We do not charge management fees and only invoice as each consultancy day is completed.
  • Our implementation approach is tailored to your needs and takes into consideration exiting processes to avoid unnecessary disruptive changes. 
  • We work with your team and encourage their buy in and participation.
  • We will ensure Our consultant explain everything we do and how it is completed so you and your team can continue meeting compliance targets after the initial implementation period ends.
  • We are a one-stop shop with comprehensive and integrated ISO 145001 resources:
    • Industry experienced consultants.
    • Environmental management expertise across all sectors.
    • Project management expertise.
    • Train as you go approach.
    • Hands on support with management reviews and internal audits. 
    • Certification services both UKAS and none UKAS.
  • We help tailor your Occupational H&S Management System so that it suits your requirements and is cost-effective to operate and still continues to meet ISO 45001 requirements.
  • All our management systems are built around Annex SL and can be fully integrated with other systems including ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
  • Our simple, ‘no quibble’ 100% guarantee of successful certification removes all worry.

ISO 45001 Requirements explained

Clause 4 Context of the organisation

Clause 4 Context addresses the “context” of the organisation. Before proceeding with developing processes or procedures we need to understand the business in regards to how the business is run and what factors can hinder or contribute to the running of the business. In other words what does the business do. In determining the context we will identify internal and external issues, interested parties and the scope of the OHSMS.   

Clause 5 Leadership

Clause 5 Leadership requires the company’s top management to actively lead the Occupational H&S Management System and be able to demonstrate this through policies and responsibilities. Leadership has emphasis on safety and accident prevention specific applications ranging from identifying hazards and risk and any regulatory requirements. The top management’s responsibilities include establishing an Health and Safety policy, communication of the policy and the importance of the OHSMS and assigning responsibilities to ensure the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Management System. 

Clause 6 Planning

Clause 6 Planning addresses the process of determining the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning also involves thinking about the risks that may occur in future and addressing these through adequate control measures. Clause 6 of ISO 45001 deals with this highly critical activity and requires an organisation to identify its hazards and risk and plan for uncertainties and pro-actively prevent undesired accidents and incidents. Another aspect of planning is to identify H&S objectives which can be used to monitor and track our progress. Additionally, this clause requires an organisation to plan for changes and follow a structured approach for any changes required in the management system.

Clause 7 Support

Clause 7 Support requires the organisation to determine and provide the resources needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System. In doing so the organisation should consider the capabilities of, and constraints on, existing internal resources and what needs to be obtained from external providers. This will include people, infrastructure, the working environment, monitoring and measuring resources, organisational knowledge, competence & awareness, communication, documented information.

Clause 8 Operation

Clause 8 Operation requires the organisation to plan, implement and control the processes needed to meet the requirements of the OHSMS and legal requirements. These include controls to ensure safety performance is maintained and preparing and testing emergency plans.

Clause 9 Performance evaluation

Clause 9 Performance Evaluation require an organisation assess its own performance in meeting regularity requirements as well as its performance in meeting the requirements of its own OHSMS and the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard. These will include activities such as, establishing what needs to be monitored and measured, analysis and evaluation of data, completing internal audits and top management carrying out a formal review on the performance of the OHSMS .

Clause 10 Improvement

Clause 10 Improvement requires and organisation to determine and select opportunities for improvement and implement any necessary actions to meet customer requirements and enhance occupational health and safety performance. These activities include improving safety as well as to address future needs and expectations of interested parties. Correcting, preventing, or reducing undesired effects and improving the performance and effectiveness of the occupational health and safety management system and investigating and correcting accidents and incidents.  

ISO 45001 GAP Analysis

A Candy Management lead consultant can carry out a no obligation fully detailed GAP analysis on your existing systems to identify what work is needed to meet the requirements of all the ISO 45001 clauses. Or you can give us a call and speak to one of our advisers for free.    

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