PD ISO 45001 Handbook Guidance on occupational health and safety

PD ISO 45001:2018 Handbook

Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements with guidance for use

Status : Current   Published : October 2020


What is this guide about?

BS ISO 45001:2018 is the international occupational health and safety management system requirements standard. This publication is a guide to ISO 45001 for smaller organizations.  

Who is this guide for?

Small and medium-sized business owners and managers, regardless of sector

Why should you use this guide?

It provides practical, clause by clause guidance for smaller organizations to help them implement an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system.

Written in simple language, it explains the intention of each clause and why it’s important, then goes on to give examples of how requirements can be met.

OH&S is often overlooked in smaller businesses. With a smaller workforce there’s rarely onsite OH&S expertise and the organization is concentrating on its core business. OH&S can be seen as a drain on resources or a distraction. However smaller organizations suffer a disproportionate amount of workplace injuries and ill health and, beyond the human cost, these organizations lose a lot of productivity as a result.

This guide sets out to encourage smaller organizations to design an OH&S management system that’s right for their individual situation and that conforms to ISO 45001 without it becoming disproportionate, too costly or a burdensome paper exercise.

Its use will help drive improvement in OH&S performance, rather than just tick boxes to conform to the standard. The results, if approached as intended, will be a healthier and safer workplace, less lost time, less staff turnover and more stability to allow the organization to get on with its core purpose.

NOTE: The guide does NOT include the requirements or text from ISO 45001

 BS ISO 45001:2018 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages because it helps improve occupational health and safety performance. 

Standard NumberPD ISO 45001:2018 Handbook
TitleOccupational health and safety management systems. Requirements with guidance for use
Publication Date19 October 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsEnvironment (working), Management, Quality auditing, Conformity, Personnel management, Risk assessment, Management techniques, Accident prevention, Technical documents, Planning, Health and safety requirements, Conditions of employment, Occupational safety, Job specification, Policy, Group communication, Safety measures, Performance, Health and safety management, Training
ISBN978 0 539 15578 5
File Size3.164 MB

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