ISO 45001:2018-Occupational health and safety management system



Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases - that’s nearly 2.3million every year worldwide.The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums. OHSAS 18001 is the international Occupation Health and Safety which is now ISO 45001:2018 is an ISO standard for management systems of occupational health and safety (OH&S), published in March 2018. The goal of ISO 45001 is the reduction of occupational injuries and diseases. KBS is the best OHSAS 18001:2007 / ISO 45001:2018 certification body in Bahrain, India, Korea the Republic of, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates are the countries where we can provide JAS-ANZ accredited certificates.

ISO 45001 is intended to be applicable to any organisation regardless of its size, type and nature and wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.ISO 45001:2018 does not state specific criteria for OH&S performance, nor is it prescriptive about the design of an OH&S management system.ISO 45001:2018 enables an organization, through its OH&S management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/wellbeing.


ISO 45001 changes compared to OHSAS 18001:2007


Context of the organization (Clause 4.1): The organization shall determine internal and external issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the intended outcome(s) of its OH & S management system.

Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties (clause 4.2): interested parties are workers, suppliers, subcontractors, clients, regulatory authorities.

Risk and opportunities (Clauses: 6.1.1, 6.1.2.3, 6.1.4): companies are to determine, consider and, where necessary, take action to address any risks or opportunities that may impact (either positively or negatively) the ability of the management system to deliver its intended results, including enhanced health and safety at the workplace.Leadership and management commitment (Clauses: 5.1) has stronger emphasis on top management to actively engage and take accountability for the effectiveness of the management system.
KBS has been aaccreditted certification body for Occupational Helath and Safety assurance system based on OHSAS 18001 and has certified a number of big and small organisations worldwide including Delhi Metro, Indian Railways, Indian Oil etc. The auditors have proven competence in the field and work with all sincerity and due professionalism.


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Certification Process


The certification process includes following major steps. For further details kindly see procedure for certification system in the download section.


  1. Application/Enquiry
    Client submits the application form to KBS (Application for Certification).
  2. Review of Application by KBS
    KBS reviews the application to check if the requisite services can be provided and accordingly prepares the quotation/ estimate and the contract (Certification audit contract).
  3. Audit planning
    Once the contract is signed, KBS makes the audit programme and inform the client.
  4. Assessment
    Initial certification includes two stages assessment. Recertification includes only one stage. The assessment is carried out by the team at the sites against the applicable criteria. The report is provided to client identifying the compliancelevel includingany nonconformities.
  5. Verification of Non-conformities
    Client submits the implemented or proposed action based on the classification of non-conformity. KBS reviews the actions.
  6. Certification Decision
    KBS takes certification decision based on the report submitted by the audit team. If decision is in favour of grant of certification, a Certificate is Issued to the client.
  7. Surveillance assessment
    Surveillance assessment are held as per the periodicity defined and agreed. First surveillance within 12 months from the date of the stage 2 audit. Certificate is maintained based on the outcome of the surveillance audit and compliance with the requirements. First Surveillance within 12 months from the date of certification decision date.
  8. Recertification
    Before expiry of the certificate, recertification is planned and conducted.