ISO 45001 Certification Mark

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Management system certification / Voluntary assessment

Basis for Certification (certification standard):

ISO 45001 international standard
(Requirements for a certified occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system)

Standard owner:

ISO International Organization for Standardization


What does the Standard ISO 45001 cover?

The ISO 45001 standard defines the requirements for a certifiable occupational health and safety (OH&S) system. This includes:

  • The organisation considers the OH&S requirements in its environment, in particular at companies operating under the control and responsibility of the organisation.
  • The certified organisation establishes and regularly reviews the processes, responsibilities and tasks to control and monitor the occupational health and safety of workers in order to ensure their conformity with the specific OH&S requirements of the standard, the OH&S requirements defined by law or the German Institutions for Accident Insurance and Prevention and other OH&S requirements, such as customer-related and industry requirements.
  • What does “certification” and/or the issue of a certification mark for ISO 45001 by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH mean?
    • The customer has submitted to voluntary assessment (audit) in accordance with defined criteria (certification standard).
    • A certificate and/or the authorisation to use a certification mark are only issued if the assessment (audit) does not reveal any major non-conformities with the requirements of the relevant standard.
    • Certificates and/or certification marks are valid for a limited period of time. Interested parties can check the validity of individual certificates in the certificate database of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH.
    • To maintain certificate validity, the certificate holder must complete and successfully pass annual announced assessments (audits) with positive result.
    • Unannounced audits are possible in specific cases.
  • How do we audit?

    Independent and qualified experts (auditors) apply the following auditing techniques:

    • Document review
      Evaluation of the organisation's provisions and/or documentation to ensure compliance with all occupational health and safety requirements according to the standard and other requirements (particularly legal requirements).
    • On-site audit
      Verification that the above requirements are effectively implemented in practice in the form of interviews and on-site inspection at the customer's premises. Random on-site checks of processes and situations on the basis of records, such as the on-site availability of hazard assessment documentation, job and role profiles, induction and instruction records, test reports, inspection and audit reports, minutes of meetings, training and qualification certificates, investigation reports of accidents, near-misses and unsafe situations, documentation of defined objectives and the resulting improvement projects.

  • What is beyond the scope of certification according to ISO 45001?
    • This certification does not constitute product certification. Certification thus does not provide any direct statements on the safety of a product or service of the certified customer. Certification according to ISO 45001 does not mean that the company manufactures products or provides services of higher quality.
    • Certification according to ISO 45001 does not guarantee that all relevant legal OH&S requirements, OH&S requirements of  the German Institutions for Accident Insurance and Prevention, or other OH&S requirements, e.g. customer- or industry-specific requirements, are fulfilled in all individual cases, even though this is one of the key objectives of the OH&S management system.

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