As only minor, non technical amendments can be made, companies can now start preparing in earnest for the new standard based on the wording in the Final draft (FDIS) which is already available.
This means companies can now see and start implementing the requirements, as no further technical changes can be made. The final ISO 45001 standard will be published in Quarter 1 2018. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001. Keep an eye on my blog on this website as we will be reviewing the standard and giving advice on how to implement the requirements.
If you are interested in preparing to migrate from OHSAS 18001 or to implement ISO 45001 please give us a call to discuss how we can assist you.
ISO 45001 has been in draft for several years now, but as of July 2017 the second draft has been approved and by November 27th, 2017, the Final Draft will be issued. Provided this is then accepted in the final vote in January, the standard is planned to be published in February 2018.
I recently had the privilege of watching one of my favourite chefs give a cookery demonstration at ‘Taste of Dublin’. It struck me afterwards, that in that 15 minutes, Neven Maguire had managed to demonstrate leadership in a practical and visible way.
It is great to see that the 2nd draft of ISO 45001 has been approved by the drafting committee. There is one final meeting in September 2017 where they will finalise comments and either issue a Final Draft (FDIS) or will directly issue the final standard. It is anticipated it will be finalised and published early 2018.
We all still refer to it as new, and probably will until after the September 2018 deadline when any company currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 must transition over to the new standard, or lose their certification. So, is it better for business and has it helped to lessen the cry of “overly administrative” and “tick box exercise” !! I would love to know your thoughts if you have implemented it already or are working towards it currently.