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September 13, 2023

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Your Chance to Put Your ISO 45001 Questions to the Experts

ISO 45001 gives organisations all over the world a framework to prevent work-related accidents and illnesses and proactively improve the health, safety and wellbeing of their people. Whether you are new to ISO 45001 or have a mature OHS management system, you may have questions about the standard or how to get the most from health and safety management system.

On 21 September at 3pm BST, leading assurance provider, LRQA is holding a special ‘Ask the experts’ webinar – giving you the opportunity to get answers from two OHS specialists. Bill Barnes, Auditor Manager at LRQA will be giving you the auditor’s view on any questions you may have around the certification process, maintaining your certification and more.

Bill will be joined by Martin Cottam, Chair of ISO/TC 283 – Occupational Health and Safety Management who will be giving his technical insight into OHS issues that matter most to you and sharing what is coming next for ISO 45001.

There are several areas in which the OHS landscape has changed significantly since the publication of ISO 45001 in 2018 – from the shift in focus from safety to health and safety; the implications of the increase in remote working; and a greater emphasis on mental health in the workplace, to the challenges of how to measure OHS performance accurately to support improvement activities.

It’s important for organisations to be proactive in addressing emerging challenges. A well-designed OH&S management system gives a structure to understand current performance and emerging risks, plan and implement any necessary changes to controls, and evaluate their impact. If you have questions on how to approach these challenges – now is your time to ask.

During the hour-long webinar, there will be no presentation – just an open forum that will give you the chance to ask questions, hear the discussion with two engaging and thoughtful speakers, and get practical guidance to help you improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of the people in your organisation.

Register here.


Meet the panel:

Bill Barnes – Auditor Manager, LRQA

Bill is an Integrated Senior Lead Assessor working with LRQA since 2005 and involved in ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and Responsible Care© audits. Bill has over thirty-five years of manufacturing engineering, consulting, training, and assessment experience working across industries including aerospace, chemicals, heavy industry, transportation, pulp and paper and the food & beverage sector.

Martin Cottam – Chair of ISO/TC 283 – Occupational Health and Safety Management

Martin is an engineering risk management specialist. He has contributed to the development of several OHS standards including OHSAS 18001, and the ISO 55000 series on Asset Management. He led the UK delegation on the ISO 45001 project committee and now chairs the ISO technical committee for occupational health and safety management (ISO/TC 283) as well as being the convenor of the ISO task force on the future of ISO management system standards.

About LRQA

LRQA is a leading global assurance partner, bringing together decades of unrivalled expertise in assessment, advisory, inspection and cybersecurity services – underpinned by data-driven insights – to help its clients navigate a new era of risk.

Operating in more than 160 countries with a team of more than 6,000 people, LRQA’s award-winning compliance, supply chain, cybersecurity and ESG specialists help more than 61,000 clients across almost every sector to anticipate, mitigate and manage risk wherever they operate.

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