Why Health and Safety professionals need ISO 45001


We’ve all heard the saying safety first. So, when you’re responsible for the Health & Safety of employees and customers, it’s important your standards are up to scratch. It’s your job to boost Health & Safety performance and protect workers and your organisation from the risks of accidents and ill health. So how can make sure you’re getting it right?

Health & Safety management

ISO 45001 is a global Standard that provides a solution to better manage physical Health & Safety risks, through an occupational Health & Safety management system. This can help you manage your responsibilities by following best practices and creating a culture of safety.

ISO 45001 is designed to help businesses of all sizes and in all sectors identify and reduce risks to improve employee safety. And because it looks at opportunities as well as risks, it helps promote wellbeing, productivity and positivity in the workplace.

Prevention pays

Poor Health & Safety management has serious costs. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported 142 workers were killed at work in 2020/21. 1.7 million workers suffered from work-related ill health and 0.4 million suffered an injury.

The financial cost and long-term reputational damage of even a minor work-related accident can be damaging for a business. The average HSE enforcement fine last year was £145,000. A cost you can do without. Taking action to keep employees safe is not only a legal requirement, it’s smart business.

Take the lead in workplace safety

An occupational Health & Safety management system can help you safeguard your people and manage your responsibilities. Gaining ISO 45001 certification shows you follow Health & Safety best practices and reduces the likelihood of accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as improving your overall performance. It can even help you win more business – you’ll stand out as an industry leader with a Standard that’s recognised worldwide!

When it comes to Health & Safety, we know you’ve got to keep your skills and knowledge up to date. So, we can also support you with over 140 continuing professional development (CPD) certified and RoSPA approved training courses through our QMS eLearning platform.

So, what exactly is ISO 45001?

Watch our video to find out more about ISO 45001 and how it can help you improve your Health & Safety performance.  


What are the key benefits of ISO 45001?

  • Reduce the risks of work-related injuries and ill-health
  • Improve your reputation, show your employees and clients that you put Health & Safety first
  • Increase Health & Safety awareness and compliance which reduces claim costs
  • Reduce absenteeism through better management of Health & Safety risks, a major factor in small businesses with fewer employees
  • Reduce insurance premiums by demonstrating you have an effective Health & Safety system in place

Be confident you’re putting safety first

With ISO 45001 you can better manage Health & Safety risks and create a safer workplace whilst adding value across your business. Lead the way with an occupational Health & Safety management system and get the edge against your competitors.

Here at QMS, we tailor your occupational Health & Safety management system to your business and we can help you achieve certification in as little as 45 days. Plus, if you’re an IOSH member you’ll get 20%* off the certification costs.

Claim your 20%* discount by quoting #IOSH20 when you call 0333 344 3646 or email [email protected].



*Offer valid until 31st December 2022. Terms and Conditions Apply.

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    Serena Cooper

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    Citation ISO Certification

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    Serena has worked for Citation ISO Certification since 2022, writing creative and informative content on ISO certification and consultation to help businesses reach their potential.


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