In October 2018, Ocean Certification were awarded accreditation by UKAS to issue the new Health and Safety certification, ISO 45001.
David Lowery, Ocean Certification’s business development manager tells us;
“This is an extremely exciting time for Ocean. We have now become one of the few certification bodies to offer this particular certification alongside other standards such as ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and the National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS).
The new ISO standard came out in March this year and we have worked hard to achieve the high quality that UKAS set out to ensure our audits on the standard are to the highest level and impartial, meaning our customers and their clients benefit from the credibility of an UKAS Accredited ISO 45001
David goes on to tell us;
“The previous health and safety standard, OHSAS 18001, will be phased out by March 2021, with ISO 45001 replacing it. Almost all of our current clients have begun the transition onto the new standard and will be audited and awarded the UKAS accredited certification within the next 12 months.
One of the great things about ISO 45001 is that it was designed to align perfectly with the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 making preparation, use and assessment of management systems much simpler and more efficient, especially with Integrated Management Systems.
We are also offering new clients the opportunity to have the UKAS accredited certification by transferring to Ocean.”
To start the journey to gain the new ISO 45001 health and safety standard, simply contact our team on +44(0)191 222 0306 or complete our online quotation form.