Health & Safety Management System
Ugandan media often carries a horrifying report that narrates a nightmare presently suffered by an employee who was involved in a workplace accident. Most of the victims are workers who were previously employed in an industrial setting but are now rendered jobless due to incapacitation. They have since been laid off work leaving them and their dependents in dire need.
The reports are darker when lives are lost to occupational hazards. Families are bereft of breadwinners. Society is robbed of individuals who had years of diligent service ahead of them.
These dark ordeals are not specific to Uganda but all countries. It is for this reason that ISO 45001 was developed by the International Standardization Organization to help organizations meet their health and safety obligations.
ISO 45001 is an internationally recognised standard that spells out the requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management system. It provides specifications that help organizations ensure health and safety of employees within the work setting.
The specifications in ISO 45001 spell out how to identify the all possible hazards that a threat to the health and safety of employees, how to assess the risk posed by the hazards and what control measures can be applied to control such threats.
Implementing ISO 45001 is to the benefit of everyone because the standard has an across-the-board impact; it provides a healthier and safer working environment for employees, raises safety awareness in your organization, thus reducing occupational hazards, which in turn reduces medical costs and lost production time in form of sick leave. Most importantly, it eliminates litigation and compensation costs because an organization risks being sued by a worker injured whilst on duty.
Protect yourself, protect your employees and protect your organizations from the far-reaching risks and adversities posed by occupational hazards; contact us today to help you design and implement ISO 45001 to enable you to meet your health and safety obligations.