iKONIC First To Achieve ISO 45001 Milestone

iKONIC Lifts Ltd Amongst First To Achieve ISO 45001 Milestone

As always our team here at iKONIC Lifts strive to ensure safety is paramount in everything we do and continuously are improving internal systems, our managing Director demands nothing but excellence in every project we undertake from a medieval castle to a domestic dwelling.

The requirements for ISO 45001 can seem daunting, however not to iKONICs Paul Hastings who took the task head on. Taking the lead on achieving the accreditation for iKONICs Lifts in record time. Adapting to the new procedures have been quite seamless and the team have welcomed the improvements.

The release of the ISO 45001 Standard is arguably the most significant event for EHS managers in a generation. This new standard, which will replace OHSAS 18001, follows the approach of other management systems such as ISO 14001 and ISO 90001 and has an increased emphasis on management commitment, worker involvement, and risk control.

What is ISO 45001?

  • ISO 45001 was published on March 12,2018. Providing the new international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management
  • ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and gives guidance for its use to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and proactively improve OH&S performance
  • ISO 45001 is applicable to any organisation worldwide regardless of its size, type, or nature
  • ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, the world’s former reference for OH&S management (organisations currently certified under OHSAS 18001 will have until March 12, 2021to migrate to ISO 45001)

Some of the main differences between ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001 are;

  • Structure: The structure of ISO 45001 is based on Annex SL, which is the framework used in other ISO management system standards, making implementation easier and more efficient
  • Management Commitment: ISO 45001 requires the incorporation of health and safety into the overall management system of the organisation, requiring management to take a stronger leadership role in OH&S
  • Worker Involvement: ISO 45001 requires employee training and education to identify risks and help create a successful safety program, allowing broader employee participation
  • Risk v. Hazard: ISO 45001 follows a preventative process, requiring hazard risks to be evaluated and remedied before they cause accidents and injuries, unlike OHSAS 18001, which focused only on hazard control
Paul Hastings Commented:

I am pleased to announce Ikonic Lifts Ltd has successfully achieved the transition to ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

This new accreditation replaces the previous British Standard OHSAS 18001. The new standard was only released in 2018 and Ikonic Lifts have worked hard to gain this accreditation to show our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and clients.  

ISO 45001 is an International standard which specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system to enable organisations to proactively improve their safety performance in preventing accidents, injury and ill health.

We at Ikonic Lifts constantly strive to continually improve our systems. Having an effective occupational health and safety management system is paramount for us. We are extremely honoured to have successfully achieved this new standard.”