ISO 45001 deployment


What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is the new international standard for management systems of occupational health and safety. The standard was published March 2018 and will replace OHSAS 18001 as the new standard in 2021. Organizations with an OHSAS 18001 certificate will have three years for the transition to ISO 45001.

Is your organization ready for ISO 45001? 

We believe that ISO 45001 contains several new elements that could help your organization further professionalize your health and safety performance. Here are some examples:

  • Focus on safety leadership: ISO 45001 demands top management to be involved and take responsibility for the effectiveness of the management system;
  • Clear eye on risks and opportunities that have a positive or negative impact on the management system’s ability to deliver results;
  • Better understanding of risks through participation of employees, and attention for their needs and expectations.

Benefitting from ISO 45001 standards

The ISO 45001 standard helps your organization with compliancy and the continuous improvement of your health and safety management.
By implementing the standard you will:

  • Align the management of health and safety with your quality (ISO 9001) and environment (ISO 14001) management, in line with the ISO high level structure.
  • Setup a pro-active occupational health and safety management system
  • Reduce the number of occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Have an overview of your most important stakeholders and their impact on your business

ISO 450001 deployment is a vital part of your organization becoming an industrial leader. A certificate demonstrates that you are a trustworthy company for your customers, employees, local government and insurance companies.

We make ISO 45001 work for your organization

We make ISO 45001 work for your organization

  • Set-up of a Health and Safety management system in line with ISO 45001
  • Structured roadmap towards ISO 45001 implementation
  • Define goals and results of ISO 45001 management system, including methods to monitor progress
  • Generate an internal and external context analysis and stakeholder analysis
  • Define and incorporate participation of employees and leadership
  • Dedicated webinars to support worldwide deployment
  • (Pre) audits of your ISO 45001 management system
  • Upgrade present management system (for example OSHAS 18001) to ISO 45001, or setup a new tailor made ISO 45001 system

Our approach

Our support usually starts with a GAP-analysis. By conducting a GAP-analysis, an overview is generated of your present management system versus the needs of an ISO 45001 management system.

The ISO 45001 needs to be aligned with your business strategy. The business strategy is the starting point for defining the goals of the management system. Based upon the goals and the outcome a context analysis will be generated. The OH&S Policy and the leadership and commitment needs to be in line with the business strategy and the context analysis.

Once these steps have been taken, the risks needs to be assessed. During the risk assessment, the risks are assessed in two ways.

  • The compliancy risk are assessed
  • The health and safety risks are assessed

To comply and manage the risks a way of working needs to be agreed upon. Therefore the procedures needs to be in line with the right way of working. Goals of these procedures is to manage the operation, create awareness and make sure changes are made in a safe and healthy way.

To set the base for continuous improvement is it important that the performance is evaluated. By generating pro-active critical performance indicators your organization is challenged to improve. To make sure the right steps are taken it is important to audit and review the performance.

ISO 45001 - Our approach

Case in the spotlight

Customer: Philips Operations, Anthony Wareham (Global HSE manager)


Key results
  • We have defined the goals and generated a Philips Health and Safety Policy.
  • Next to the policy, we supported Philips to generate a set of high-level procedures. Every site needs to have their Health and Safety Management System in line with these high-level procedures.
  • To make sure that each site works according the high-level we have audited several sites to make sure they comply to ISO 45001.
  • All operational sites will comply with ISO 45001 by the end of 2019.
  • Webinars on ISO 45001 implementation to inform internal stakeholders



The way of working within Philips needs to standardized, in line with the local regulations and ISO 45001.

Business benefit

Philips is eager to improve. By setting up an ISO 45001 system the number of incidents will decrease, causing less business interruptions and optimize processes and production.

What our partners value

“We found the auditors to be well trained and highly experienced in the field of health and safety management. Pointing out blind spots had real added value and made the time well spent.”

Peter Brokaar
HSE Manager
Philips Drachten

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