RWS Ltd has achieved the new ISO 45001 health and safety standard to help improve work safety and is among the first in the UK to do so.
According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), more than 7,600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases. To help combat this issue, ISO developed a new standard – ISO 45001.
The new international standard, which replaces the OHSAS 18001, puts management commitment central to its effectiveness and integration and is demonstrated by a top-down emphasis in the protection of workers following a preventative process for occupational health and safety management, so an organisation can proactively improve its performance in preventing injury and ill-health.
Operations Director at RWS Ltd Lynn Woodcock said: “Safety is paramount for RWS Ltd when it comes to our projects, both for clients and our staff. But it’s important we look to continually improve the health and wellbeing of our team and reduce the risk of accidents or ill-health wherever we can. We were recommended early on to achieve this new standard and it made complete sense to do so.”
RWS Ltd achieved migration to the new ISO on April 6th and you can see more information on what the process entailed below. You can find more information on ISO 45001 in this brochure.