Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
An Occupational Health & Safety Management System is a way for an organisation to manage occupational health & safety at the workplace. It can be integrated as part of the organisation’s existing management systems and includes:
The occupational health & safety management system can be successfully implemented in an organisation with the 15 steps detailed on this page.
ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety)
This standard was published in 2018 and describes the essential contents of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System based on the established Plan/Do/Check/Act principle which is also implemented in the Quality ISO 9001 and Environmental ISO 14001 standards.
If your organisation is certified to one or more of these management systems, then it also provides the opportunity to integrate / merge the systems.
ISO 45001 Training Packages
Our sister company QHSE Scotland offers three ISO 9001 training courses in relation to this standard which complement the development of your ISO 9001 management systems or can assist in the ongoing management and maintenance of an existing system.
The first is the ISO 45001 Foundation training course which explains the standard and how it relates to business. It is an excellent introduction to the standard and allows the participants to determine the standards specific relevance to their own business and how they will apply the standard successfully.
The second is the ISO 45001 Internal Auditor course for those organisations who are implementing the standard for their business. To achieve this aim there will be the requirement to set up and maintain their system and to undertake their own Internal Audits. This course will provide the knowledge and competence to conduct effective internal audit programmes.
The third is the ISO 45001 Lead Auditor course for those organisations who require to implement, manage and maintain the standard for their business. To achieve this aim there will be the requirement to set up, maintain and improve their system and to undertake and lead their own Internal Audits. In addition, a Lead Auditor will be qualified to conduct external supplier audits when they achieve IRCA Lead Auditor status (note: a Lead Auditor will require to observe and lead a number of External Audits prior to achieving Lead Auditor status in addition to the IRCA certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor course completion). This course will provide the knowledge and competence to conduct, lead and develop an effective internal audit programme.
Other Health & Safety Courses provided by QHSE Scotland
Employers must provide suitable and sufficient risk assessments within the workplace.
This half day session provides attendees with:
This session can be extended to a full day which incorporates the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. Under the guidance of our trained instructors, practical exercises within the workplace are then completed and reviewed by participants.
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
It is recognised that manual handling related injury costs millions of pounds to employers cumulatively. In 2019/2020, an estimated 1.6 million working days were lost due to handling related injuries. The estimated average number of days lost for each handling injury was 10.8 days (Labour Force Survey).
To reduce the risk of injury from manual handling, this half day course gives attendees an introduction to the legal and practical elements for safe manual handling within the workplace. The full day course will also focus on the manual handling risk assessment process with practical exercises included.’
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
It is imperative that employers not only consider safety as a serious issue but also that the health of the workforce should be assured. For example, around 13 000 deaths each year from occupational lung disease and cancer are estimated to have been caused by past exposure, primarily to chemicals and dusts, at work (Labour Force Survey).
This course introduces the health issues in which the COSHH Regulations describe the duties imposed on both the employer and the employee; detailing and how these requirements can be implemented within the workplace. Extended to a full day, the course will also allow a practical element in completing a COSHH risk assessment using relevant information such as Safety Data Sheets and related legislation.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
This course has been designed to allow attendees to gain practical assessments skills of workstation hazards and risks related to display screen equipment. It is often underestimated the potential harm caused by the continuous use of display screen equipment.
Symptoms may include:
The causes of these common complaints are not always fully addressed during the risk assessment process.
The content of this course covers the legislative requirements along with practical assessment incorporated into the theory. On completion of the course, attendees will have increased awareness and the knowledge to complete an individual DSE assessment. The length of the course will depend on the number of attendees and the amount of assessment support required.
Experience & Approval
Our auditors and trainers offering ISO 45001 training are registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), which is administered by the Chartered Quality Institute. We have specialists in the Health & Safety field who have many years’ experience in the audit and assessment of Health & Safety management systems across a broad spectrum of industry and commerce.
Safety isn’t expensive, its priceless.