Who needs to be trained to participate in occupational health and safety risk assessments?
ISO 45001 requires OH&S risk assessments and hazard management throughout the organization. Specifically, the ISO standard requires:
- Top management shall have overall responsibility for the implementation of, and compliance with, the OHS management system.
- Top management shall ensure that the responsibilities and authorities for relevant roles are assigned and communicated within and throughout every level of the organization.
- Managers at every level shall be responsible for requiring that the OHS management system requirements are applied and complied with in their department or function.
- The governing body (if any), top management and all other personnel shall be responsible for understanding, complying with and applying the OHS management system requirements, as they relate to their role in the organization.
- All individuals involved and concerned with Occupational Health and Safety Management
- All individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)
- All individuals interested to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety Management
- Operations Managers
- Health, Safety, and Environment professionals
- Business Continuity Professionals
- Disaster Recovery Professionals
- Crisis/Emergency Response Professionals
- Risk Managers and Risk Analysts
- Operations & Process Auditors
- ISO 45001 auditors wish to fully understand the ISO 45001 OHS Management System implementation process
- Compliance Professionals
Per ISO 45001, Clause 7.2 "Competence", managers at every level must attend appropriate OHS training to achieve sufficient competence according to the manager's roles and responsibilities within the OHMS. The sufficiency of competence must be maintained and documented. This ISO 45001 Risk Assessment Methodology training fulfils the ISO competence development requirement.
Furthermore, ISO 45001 requires creating an OHS function to:
- oversee the design and implementation by the organization of the OHS management system;
- providing advice and guidance to personnel on the OHS management system and issues relating to health and safety;
- ensuring that the OHS management system conforms to the requirements of its policy and ISO 45001 document;
- reporting on the performance of the OHS management system to the governing body (if any) and top management and other compliance functions, as appropriate.