12 Features Of An Effective Health And Safety Culture

ISO 45001 will have a positive impact upon safety culture (and overall performance) by having an additional focus upon leadership activities, improved integration and simplification of systems, increased focus on the outcomes of processes, and a more targeted focus upon the needs of stakeholders.

A good OHS management system can only help to provide a platform for the organisation to manage safety. For an effective and safe workplace, the organisation must also focus on improving the safety culture. ISO 45001 recognises this, and for the first time the use of the word ‘culture’ is now included in section five of the standard as an expectation of leadership.