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ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management system that will replace OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 sets a framework that can help companies proactively address risks in the workplace, risks that cause over 7,600 deaths daily due to work-related accidents and diseases.

Being certified for ISO 45001 means that an organization’s OH&S management system has met the world standard of practice intended to keep the workplace safe for all employees.

According to ISO, the successful implementation of an effective OH&S management system can be dependent on the following key factors:

  1. Management-led culture of commitment to safety
  2. Inclusive and open communication amongst employees
  3. Proper allocation of resources
  4. OH&S policies aligned with company goals
  5. Implementation and continuous improvement of risk management
  6. Legal compliance

A company can self-check and work to implement an effective OH&S management system before consulting an independent certification body to be certified for ISO 45001. Paper-based audits though under the new ISO 45001 requirements can be burdensome and time-consuming, running the risk of delivering the opposite of the intended objective of the OH&S Management System. Time spent on documentation and manual filing of records could be better spent working on the actual hazards found during audits.

iAuditor, the world’s most powerful mobile inspection app can help eliminate a workplaces’ dependence on paper checklists. Spend less time documenting and reporting on workplace hazards and risks and allot more time and resources on actually fixing issues and improving workplace safety, while at the same time retaining a detailed online record.

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Here is a collection of our carefully prepared workplace safety checklists you can browse and use as part of achieving ISO 45001 certification and ongoing compliance.

4 Featured ISO 45001 Templates

1. ISO 45001:2018 Audit Checklist

This ISO 45001:2018 readiness checklist can be used by businesses to perform self-assessments and identify gaps in achieving ISO 45001:2018 certification. This checklist breaks down each of the key ISO 45001 clauses into sections: 4) Context of the organization; 5) Leadership; 6) Planning; 7) Support; 8) Operation; 9) Performance Evaluation; 10) Improvement. Each section assesses your organizations preparedness in implementing a certified OH&S Management System. Respond with “Ready”, “Nearly Ready,” or “More Work” to assess preparedness and track your overall % score. The ISO 45001:2018 readiness checklist is the first step in determining and prioritizing what aspects of your business to focus on next. The digital safety checklists below can assist with your overall compliance and streamline the burdensome ISO reporting requirements. This document has been adapted from SGS’s ISO 45001 readiness checklist into a digital iAuditor template.

2. ISO 45001 - Hazard Identification Checklist

Use this hazard identification checklist to help assess potential risks (e.g noise, manual handling, excavation, etc.) at the worksite. Capture photo evidence of hazards found and assign urgent tasks to immediately address more pressing issues even while a site check is ongoing. Complete the assessment by including some comments and providing the overall rating. Analyze data collected to create better safety plans and strategies for your organization.

3. ISO 45001 - Incident Report Form

This incident report template can be used to help conduct a root cause analysis following an incident or near miss at a workplace. Record facts surrounding the event and capture relevant environmental, equipment, system, and people factors that may have led to the incident. Reports are easy to generate anytime anywhere using the iAuditor mobile app.

4. ISO 45001 - Job Hazard Analysis Template

This OSHA Job Hazard Analysis Template converted using iAuditor can be used as a safety planning guide or log. List the tasks and identify the hazards associated with the tasks then describe the possible consequences if those hazards are not properly addressed. Next, record the preventive measures and controls to reduce, control, or eliminate the hazards. Provide comments on next steps or actions plans. All logs are secured in iAuditor’s cloud-storage and can be accessed for future reference.

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