ISO 45001 will be the international standard for occupational safety and health management systems. It is designed to succeed BS OHSAS 18001 and is expected to be launched before the end of the year.
In IOSH Magazine’s second webinar, IOSH’s head of policy and public affairs, together with other speakers discussed the details of the new standard and answered questions on how organisations can prepare for it.
If you were unable to join the live event, the webinar will be available as a recording on YouTube in the next few days. A link to this recording will be available on ioshmagazine.com.
Richard Jones, MSc CFIOSH EurOSHM FRSH MIoD MCIPR PIEMA|Head of Policy and Public Affairs, IOSH
Richard leads on developing the Institution’s policies and public affairs strategy, including parliamentary activities and support of campaigns and media. He manages the Institution’s external liaison, consultation, representation and relationship-building. Representing IOSH on external strategic committees, he is a member of ISO PC 283 work group, developing ISO 45001.
A Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Fellow of IOSH and a CIPR Accredited Practitioner, Richard has an MSc in risk management and safety technology. With an engineering background, he has been a health and safety professional for 27 years and his management experience includes 16 years at a strategic level.
David Smith, Director IMS Risk Solutions|Chair, BSI Management Systems Expert Group
David worked in a technical support role for British Rail for over 30 years. He now works globally as a consultant providing training, assessment services and consultancy in risk management.
He has been involved in writing management standards for BSI, CEN and ISO in the field of governance, risk, resilience, integration, environmental and OHS and advised HSE on HSG 65 (refreshed) and chaired the BSI Committee on OHS management systems until appointed Chair of ISO PC 283 (ISO 45001).
He has authored and co-authored books including books on OHS, environment, food safety, integrated management, governance and risk management.
Alex Wood, Health and Safety Manager, Morgan Sindall fit out
Alex joined the fit out part of the Morgan Sindall Group in January 2016, previously working as business systems manager for the Lovell Partnership Housing division of the group in London for 15 years, with a construction background of over 30 years’ experience.
Alex managed, implemented and reviewed the Partnership Housing 9001, 14001 and 18001 management systems and will be managing the fit out division’s transition to adopt the new 45001 standard as soon as possible in a similar style to the way they were early adopters of the 2015 Quality and Environmental Standards.
He is former chairman of the Construction Health & Safety Group, an IOSH London Metropolitan branch committee member for 17 years and vice chair of the north and west London Working Well Together group.