Roadshow to highlight management standards benefits to businesses

06 March 2017

Business leaders can find out how three key management system standards can help increase their success in a series of roadshows organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

David Smith

The International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 9001, 14001 and 45001 systems, the latter of which is in development, help businesses to cut costs and increase efficiency.

Four roadshow events are being held by IOSH across the UK: in Edinburgh on 27 March; Bristol on 29 March; Coventry on 30 March; and Leeds on 31 March.

The ISO 45001 standard will be introduced by Kristian Glaesel, Managing Director of Glaesel HSEQ Management. Kristian is also Convenor of the committee responsible for drawing up ISO 45001.

It is hoped the standard will be published by the end of this year. It will give organisations a universally-accepted framework for improving employee health and safety, reducing workplace risks and creating healthier, safer working conditions.

David Smith, Director of IMS Risk Solutions and Chair of the BSI Management Systems Expert Group, will speak about ISO 9001, the system designed to help organisations prove their ability to provide products and services which meet the needs of their consumers.

And Nigel Leehane will talk about ISO 14001, the internationally-recognised environmental management system standard. Nigel is Technical Director for SLR Consulting Ltd and Chair of the BSI sub-committee on environmental management systems.

Richard Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at IOSH, said: "This is a great opportunity for delegates to learn more about and discuss these important ISO standards with experts who've been closely involved in their development.

"There will be particular emphasis on the new requirements for considering the context of the organisation, the key role of leadership, performance indicators and the need for these standards to be integrated into the overall business process."

For more information about the events, including the venues, and for details of how to book, click here.

Image: David Smith will be presenting information on ISO 9001 at the roadshow events

Notes for editors

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s leading chartered professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace. We have more than 47,000 members in about 130 countries.

We act as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes. Our focus is to support our members in their efforts to create workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable.

Our shared objective is a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person, every day. Through our 2017-2022 strategy, ‘WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health’, we will seek to enhance the occupational safety and health profession, build strategic collaborative partnerships across industry and strengthen our influence globally through impactful research and development.

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