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Webinar: ISO 45001 an overview for Health & Safety Professionals

29 March 2018

EssentialSkillz and Effective Software have teamed up with leading Health & Safety Consultant Bridget Leathley CMIOSH, MSc (The Safer Choice) to offer a free webinar examining the new ISO 45001 Standard, and what it means for Health & Safety professionals and the wider business.

The webinar is free to attend, you can sign up here.

The new ISO 45001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management standard that will become the accepted international benchmark, replacing OHSAS 18001.

It will pose challenges to both organisations who are looking to transition from the existing OHSAS 18001 standard or who are adopting the new criteria from scratch. Ignoring the new standard may be possible in the short term, but as it becomes established, a failure to adhere to its principles could be a corporate governance red flag signalling that the Health & Safety of workers is not being taken seriously. Ignoring it could also jeopardise contracts where the customer specifies compliance.

Although not mandatory, it’s estimated that over 100,000 companies across the globe will have adopted the standard in the first year. This means top management in organisations will be under pressure to step up to the challenge.

During the webinar the panel will address:
The significant differences between ISO 450001 and OHSAS 18001
Where are we today and what does the timeframe for implementation look like?
What are the key actions to take to prepare for transition?
What role can software play both in managing risk and distributing and monitoring Training and Policy compliance?

Julian Roberts CEO of EssentialSkillz explained;
“The new standard’s emphasis on a company-wide risk-based approach to managing Health & Safety, is a genuine change. It means the requirement to document areas like training and understanding of policies and procedures will be crucial to success. A box ticking approach to compliance will not be sufficient.”
The webinar takes place on Friday 20th April 10:00- 11:30, the panel discussion is expected to last around 50 minutes, with further time set aside for what promises to be a lively interactive Q&A session. To encourage interactivity during the session anyone posing a question to the panel will be entered in to a draw for an Amazon Kindle Fire. The winner will be selected at random at the end of the session. The webinar is free to attend, you can sign up here.

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