Achieving ISO 45001

Your steps to ISO 45001 Certification

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What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is the Standard for occupational health & safety. Businesses or organisations certified to this Standard demonstrate that they have the processes in place to identify, mitigate or remove risk or hazards. It also requires businesses to regularly review their processes to identify weaknesses and act upon them, keeping their staff safe and their reputation strong.

Taking the next step

With Citation’s Health & Safety Service, you are already 80% of the way to achieving this Standard, earning your business an internationally recognised mark for best practice when it comes to health & safety.

By taking the next step to become certified in ISO 45001, you can achieve the following advantages:

  • A strong reputation for health & safety and international recognition for your processes
  • An easier route through pre-qualification for tenders, giving you the edge over your competition
  • A robust framework for identifying, mitigating and removing risks and hazards, giving both your staff and your customers confidence in what you do
  • A reduced likelihood of absenteeism, downtime or costly incidents
  • A greater awareness of legislation and regulations for full compliance
  • Improved morale among your workforce
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How do the services match up?

To get a better idea of how close you are to ISO 45001 certification, take a look at the requirements and common features in the chart below.


ISO 45001

H&S service

H&S policy
statement, responsibilities and arrangements


Legal compliance



Risk assessments



Method statement


Accident, equipment
and & HS inspection reports


Leadership, training
and competence

and records will need to be maintained on Atlas.

Document control and control
of records

and records will need to be maintained by Citation on Atlas.

Processes for the
identification of risks and opportunities



Processes for the
identification of interested parties


Processes for the
management of sub-contractors



Internal audits


Management reviews




How to get ISO 45001

With many of the processes already in place to meet the requirements of the Standard, there are just a few additional processes that you will need to implement to fulfil the requirements for ISO 45001.

To help you increase your chances of passing the audit first time, you will need to have carried out at least one internal audit and management review.

  • An internal audit is a scheduled, periodic check of your business’ processes. It reveals if a process is documented accurately, correctly implemented and effectively maintained. You can learn more about them in this detailed article.
  • A management review is usually held once a year and is a formal structured meeting involving top management. It evaluates the effectiveness of your management system to make sure it continues to meet your business’ needs. Read more about management reviews here.

When you’re ready, a Citation ISO Certification auditor will assess your health & safety processes, comparing them against the ISO 45001 Standard’s requirements. If these requirements are met, Citation ISO Certification will be able to issue your new accredited certification.

Proceeding with ISO 45001

To start the process towards ISO 45001 certification, get in touch with Citation ISO Certification today to obtain a quote and discuss your needs in more detail. You can reach our experts by calling 0333 344 3646 or emailing [email protected].


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