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Migrating from AS/NZS 4801 to ISO 45001

Posted by Andy Perry on 4 November 2019

A recent article released by the Compliance Council on the 9th June 2019, stated the occupational health and safety standard ISO 45001 will supersede the current OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801 standards, which are currently implemented in many organisations.

Organisations certified to AS/NZS 4801 currently can obtain non-joint accreditation system of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) certification to ISO 45001 with certification bodies planning to reissue the ISO 45001 certificates with the applicable logo once it has been adopted by JAS-ANZ.

One of the significant changes between both the standards is that the new standard requires companies to assess risk management methods of suppliers and contractors. Every organisation needs to consider and control such methods for their contractors and subcontractors, in case they are outsourcing work.

Some other notable changes include:

  • Management Representative (Clause 5.1)
  • Health & Safety Policy (Clause 5.2)
  • Consultation and Participation of Workers (Clause 5.4)
  • Risks in ISO 45001 go beyond hazards (Clause 6.1)
  • Psychosocial hazards (Clause 6.1.2.1)
  • Documented information (Clause 7.5)
  • Procurement (Clause 8.1.4)
  • Evaluation of compliance (Clause 9.1.2)

Reference: info@compliancecounsel.com.au

HAZCON has been assisting clients with these transitional needs in readiness to be recertified by JAS-ANZ.

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