Portsmouth International Port is one of the first organisations in the world to undertake an audit against the new international standard for occupational health and safety management ISO 45001, and receive a positive recommendation from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Subject to ratification by the BSI, a certificate of approval will be issued confirming the audit outcome.
This new standard was only issued in March this year and organisations have three years to make the transition if they are currently approved to OHSAS 18001. The Port is among one of the first organisations globally to have undergone a migration audit and as a result the positive recommended for transition to the new standard, with issues raised.
Some of the key points to come out of the audit were:
• Strong leadership
• Good participation from the workforce in health and safety matters
• Good level of communication on matters of health and safety
• A clear understanding of interested parties needs
• The capacity to continually improve
The move to the new ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard has been expertly managed at Portsmouth International Port by John Feltham. John was recently awarded the title of Quality Professional of the Year by the Chartered Quality Institute. Judges were impressed by the way he had implemented the new international quality standard ISO 9001:2015.
ISO 45001 has been designed to make a major impact on health and safety around the globe. – photo of terminal