ISO 45001:2018 does not explicitly require a system ‘Manual’ and perhaps for this reason you may not welcome the extra work involved in producing it. However, I suggest there is value for a company subscribing to the Standard to do so, the time being well spent. Such a manual describes how your health and safety management system operates and serves as an introduction and aide memoire. A useful reminder and overview for top management and executive managers, workers and interested parties. It is a useful starting point in any conversation with an auditor. A smart approach is to keep it as concise as possible, following the clauses of the high-level structure of the Standard. It serves as preliminary evidence of the system you are using. If you already have a manual for ISO 9001 and/or ISO 18001, integrate occupational health and safety and pick up the new terminology within it.
Our Proof-Check system offers compliance assurance to give you peace of mind that you are duly diligent in managing your occupational health and safety risks. Your consultant will examine all aspects of health and safety relevant to your organisation, offering helpful advice and guidance along the way. We take time to talk, discuss and have safety conversations – this is not a scary impersonal audit.
We pride ourselves on offering a personalised coaching and mentoring service. Formal health and safety training courses have their place, but only go so far. If you have responsibility for health and safety at work but feel you need face-to-face guidance and answers to your specific needs, we are here to lend a helping hand.
Our audits are comprehensive examinations of your Health and Safety management systems. They can offer peace of mind of the effectiveness of the procedures you have in place, and offer effective solutions and calls to action where non-conformances are identified.
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