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Migrating To The ISO 45001 OH&S Standards Made Easy

18/11/2020by James Briggs0Read: 4 minutes
Migrating To The ISO 45001 OH&S Standards Made Easy

Change can sometimes seem scary, because it is new, unfamiliar, and takes some getting used to. Too often individuals, and business’, operate on the principle of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, reasoning that if they have always done something a certain way, and it has worked for them thus far, then they can continue to do so. The problem is that this overlooks the fact that things can be ‘broken’ in a number of ways, and just because something appears to work at a surface level, there may be underlying factors preventing it from operating as efficiently as it could. For business’, this can have severe consequences, as organisations that do not move with the times risk losing customer and stakeholder confidence, being seen as behind the times, and even losing their competitive edge in an already tough marketplace.

That is why it is so important for companies to move their business practices with the times, and so, with the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 45001:2018 OH&S Standards now in effect, it is the perfect time for business’ to publicly demonstrate their commitment to strong work health and safety practices, promote a safe, supportive work environment, and obtain legal, regulatory, and industry compliance, by migrating over to them. The ISO 45001 Standards are an internationally certified, proven successful, set of OH&S guidelines, strategies, and practices, that not only keep your business safe and industry compliant, it does so in the most efficient, effective, manner possible. That is, they are the go-to guide for all companies looking to promote a safe, supportive work culture through stronger OH&S practices. Obtaining compliance helps keep business’ competitive, ensures that their practices are in-line with current OH&S trends, and that they are meeting their legal, regulatory, and moral requirements.

Business’ that were previously certified to the old OH&S standards, either the AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management Systems or the OHSAS 18001 Standards, will be required to migrate to the ISO 45001 Standards by September 2021, in order to retain their industry compliance to OH&S regularly standards. Part of our service here at Anitech is providing easy, accessible solutions for business’, and making the process as smooth, and hassle-free, as possible. So, for business’ already certified to one of the existing OH&S Standards, Anitech has an easy, streamlined migration process where our qualified OH&S consultants come in and audit your existing Work Health and Safety processes that are in compliance with AS/NZS 4801 and slightly modify it, to ensure that your processes are in compliance with the ISO 45001 Standard, in the smoothest, least intrusive manner possible.

This removes the potential hassle of the migration process for business’, as our consultants conduct a thorough analysis to ascertain which of your existing processes are already in compliance with the ISO 45001 guidelines. Existing practices that meet the ISO 45001 compliance standards can be left as is, while other OH&S processes and practices can merely be adjusted, or implemented, to complement the other ISO 45001 compliant practices. This means that your organisation will attain certification to the internationally certified ISO 45001 OH&S Standards in the least disruptive manner possible.

Further, if your business was not certified to one of the old OH&S standards but would nevertheless like to demonstrate a commitment to safety through implementing the ISO 45001 Standards, our consultants are more than happy to work with your organisation to implement these standards across your organisation, from scratch. They will still endeavour to do this in the smoothest, least disruptive manner possible, which is a moderately easy task as the standards are designed from a holistic, unified viewpoint, in which they complement existing business practices, and implement strategies to ensure that all members of staff feel that they are able to voice their concerns in a safe, supportive environment.

What makes migrating to the ISO 45001 Standards so important for business’ is that it can open doors for them, by demonstrating to customers, clients, and stakeholders a commitment to safe work practices, developing a supportive, productive work culture, and ensuring that all members of staff feel safe and supported as they go about their work duties. Attaining this certification demonstrates a high commitment to safety, and opens trade barriers that would have otherwise been closed between business’. For example, many government and private organisations won’t even consider dealing with your business until it has implemented these standards, and in doing so, your business can both maximise profits and promote a safe, supportive culture for everyone who works for, or with, the organisation.

Contact us to take part in our migration program

Anitech’s migration program to the ISO 45001 Standards operates on the same principles as the standards themselves: Implementing safe, industry certified, work practices in a smooth, streamlined manner, to maximise efficiency, and reduce downtime. If your business wants to make the transition a smooth and easy process, then please contact Anitech’s safety consultants today on 1300 802 163. They will be able to discuss with you the ways in which the old standards have been tailored across your operations, and how the new standards can be implemented in a way which builds upon the existing WHS practices in place at your business. This means the process will be as hassle-free as possible, as the groundwork is already done, and it can be implemented in an efficient manner.

Further, even if your business has not already implemented one of the old OH&S standards, but feels that it could benefit from the ISO 45001 guidelines, Anitech will be able to help you implement them from scratch, in a manner which strengthens your existing operations while minimising downtime. Is there a safer thing for your business than this?

Please click here to read more about why now is the ideal time to migrate to the ISO 45001 OH&S Standards.

James Briggs

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