ISO45001 Health & Safety Management
Modern health and safety legislation exists for one purpose alone: to ensure that when someone leaves work they return to their family and friends unharmed. This simple purpose is not only crucially important on an individual basis but constitutes a moral obligation and good business sense.
Compliance with Health and Safety Legislation as defined by the Health and Safety at Work act 1974 (HASAWA) is not a choice it is the law. Clients are also demanding that their supply chain demonstrate this compliance but are increasingly reliant on third party verification. Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) schemes such as CHAS, SafeContractor, SMAS and Constructionline to name but a few have attracted a lot of interest and with the introduction of ISO45001 the bar has been lifted yet further.
As Chartered members IOSH and members of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management we understand this world very well.
Here at Alpha Swanson we have helped numerous business implement Health and Safety Management Systems from SSIP to ISO45001.
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Achieving ISO45001 certification can lead to the following benefits:
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Peter Drucker was arguably the world’s greatest management consultant and understood the need for measurement. One of his most well know quotes; “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” is a cornerstone of any successful business. Implementing an ISO management system creates the discipline to Plan, Do and Review, which will ultimately results in less waste and greater productivity.
In a competitive world where customers rely heavily on independent verification of an organisations credibility, nothing speaks louder than an internationally recognised standard. Having a UKAS Accredited Certification sets you apart from the those that do not and gives prospective clients the confidence to pick you as their partner of choice.
Enhanced Customer Service
Attracting new customers to your organisation is one thing but retaining them long term can be a different story. After the initial honeymoon phase, clients get to know how you respond to queries, concerns or even complaints. It is the way you respond that can make the difference to keeping them or giving them away to someone else. Having your processes built with the customer at the centre will ensure they remain with you long term.
Your reputation is key to your success, especially when you are competing for work. It’s a fact that people generally do business with others that they Know, Like and Trust. The discipline that ISO brings to you, your organisation and those that support you, rubs off. The power of an ISO Certification comes from the commitment of senior management and that coupled with an independent verification, adds a new level of credibility.
To quote Peter Drucker one more time, “One cannot manage change… One can only be ahead of it.” This lies at the heart of ISO and it will not rest. Once you decide to implement ISO you have committed to change. The Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle has begun and will become part of every decision you make. You will learn from mistakes and accept bad news because these are opportunities for improvement.
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Alpha Swanson understands that health and safety must support a business, not hinder it. We have significant experience in assisting clients to develop, implement and maintain their SMS. You can rest assured that common sense and pragmatism are at the heart of our solutions, and the finished system is designed to be as user-friendly as possible.
Another benefit of having a robust SMS is that it provides the necessary framework to assist you to achieve certification to ISO45001. This was published early in 2018 and replaces the internationally applied British Standard, OHSAS18001. Companies who have OHSAS18001 certification need to convert to ISO45001 prior to early 2021 but why wait? Alpha Swanson can assist you now and you can become one of the pioneering organisations to hold this exciting new standard.
If you are not ready for ISO45001, there are several alternative schemes that you can achieve accreditation or certification to, including schemes under SSIP such as CHAS, SMAS and Safe Contractor. Alpha Swanson has extensive experience of assisting clients to achieve and maintain these. We can advise you which of these schemes best suits the arena in which you operate. Alpha Swanson is a registered consultant on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register. This means we are fully competent to provide advice on all aspects of health and safety. We often provide this to certification clients by way of an added value service, meaning you benefit from a consistent approach to health and safety.
The best way to find out how we can add value to your business is to get in touch. Contact our friendly team to book your initial health and safety consultation.
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