Industry Forum

In an era where organisations are placing an increased emphasis on workplace well-being and safety, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has introduced the ISO 45001:2018 standard to set a new benchmark for occupational health and safety management systems. This groundbreaking standard is designed to empower organisations to prioritise the welfare of their workforce and create a safer working environment.

Recently, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”). This new major piece of EU legislation will require that EU and non-EU companies conduct environmental and human rights due diligence across their operations, subsidiaries, and value chains. Implementing ISO45001:2018 supports the human rights due diligence of this far-reaching legislation.

ISO45001:2018 was developed with the aim of providing a robust framework that organisations can adopt to proactively manage occupational health and safety risks. It aligns seamlessly with other ISO management system standards, making integration into existing management systems a more straightforward process.

To support organisations with implementing ISO45001:2018 SMMT Industry Forum has created two training courses – a one day Essentials Training Course and a two-day Internal Auditor Course.

The Essentials Training course is designed to help leaders understand how ISO45001:2018 provides structure to their already existing occupational health and safety obligations. It will help them identify the steps they need to take to implement the standard into their organisations.

The two-day internal auditor course will provide internal auditors with an understanding of the standard and the skills required to successfully carry out internal audits and support their organisations with external audits.

The courses will be delivered by one of our senior consultants, Sarah Grainger. Sarah has recently returned to the UK after living and working for BMW AG in Munich, Germany for 12 years. She spent the last fours years at BMW managing the global Occupational Health and Safety Management System and so has extensive audit experience in the German and International production plants as well as experience implementing this management system in locations working towards their initial certification.

The courses are available to book online:

Essentials Training

Internal Auditor

SMMT Industry Forum can also deliver this training in house at your location. For such training enquiries please contact: [email protected].