It came to the Association’s notice that there was a certification organisation using the name ISO in its company name. It was quite likely that some people reading this organisation’s web site and promotional literature could believe that it was part of ISO. This organisation was not accredited by a national accreditation body.
Recently it came to the Association’s notice that in Northern Ireland the Buildsafe-NI Action Plan had a requirement that all contractors seeking to tender for public sector works contracts shall have a health and safety management system certified by a third party.
The long awaited ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirments for Guidance and use was published in MArch 2018. A three year period has been agreed for OHSAS 18001 accredited certification bodies to upgrade their accreditation