Tue, 08 January, 2019
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) have confirmed that TWI is among the first 6% of their customers to migrate across to the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001.
The new standard, which was published in March 2018, details management systems of occupational health and safety with the goal of reducing occupational injuries and diseases.
ISO 45001 is set to replace BS OHSAS 18001 over the course of a three-year campaign and includes new additional elements, including an understanding of the needs and expectations of employees and interested parties, an increased focus on risk and opportunities, and a heightened commitment from leadership and management.
Following the structure of other ISO standards also makes the integration of ISO 45001 into working practices much easier and helps ensure that TWI remains at the forefront of international working practices for years to come.
Aside from the United Kingdom, ISO 45001 has been adopted as a national standard by Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Uruguay.