ISO are currently in the process of drafting a new addition to their family of international standards. ISO 45001 (due to be published in late 2016) will set the bar for occupational health and safety management systems worldwide, thereby helping organisations to ensure the continued health and safety of all of their employees.

Wait, isn't there already an ISO standard that covers health and safety?

You're probably thinking of OHSAS 18001, a British standard that is applied internationally as a benchmark for health and safety management systems.

Though this standard is frequently called ISO 18001, it is actually not an official ISO standard; that being said, OHSAS 18001 has reportedly served as a key source of inspiration for the new ISO 45001 standard, and many elements of the latter will bear a close resemblance to the requirements set out by the former.

If you are thinking of implementing a health and safety management system (HSMS) throughout your business in the near future, both ISO 18001 and ISO 45001 will be good standards to work towards. Even if you have already achieved OHSAS 18001 certification, you may decide that you would benefit from getting your organisation's HSMS re-certified in accordance with the new standard once it has been published. ISO have promised a more 'context'-focused set of requirements, and besides, if you're already using other ISO standards like ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it makes sense to stay within the ISO family in this area too.

Click here for more information about the forthcoming ISO 45001 standard, or contact us now to find out how we can help you to plan and implement a compliant health and safety management system.

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Health and safety is an extremely important consideration for any business - failing to provide a safe working environment for your employees can lead to prosecution, hefty fines, and even jail time, not to mention the fact that somebody could get seriously hurt.

With this in mind, it's a good idea to design and implement a health and safety management system for your company. The industry standard for H&S management systems is ISO 18001, and we're pleased to announce that ISO 18001 certification is now among the services we offer here at NPT Management Systems.

Our ISO 18001 consultants will:

  • Get to know your business and how you operate
  • Help you to design a health and safety management system that's perfectly suited to your company
  • Ensure that the system is implemented properly throughout the entire organisation
  • Assist with applying for ISO 18001 certification (via a UKAS-approved body)

If you would like to find out more about our ISO 18001 services, please call 02380 659 867 or email today.

We have opened a new office in Lyme Regis, and we will be helping businesses throughout Dorset to achieve ISO 9001 certification.

NPT Management Systems is already established as the top ISO consultancy in Hampshire, and we are pleased to announce that we have now expanded into Dorset. Our new office is located in Lyme Regis, and the addition of this second location allow us to meet the growing demand for ISO 9001 certification in the following places:

  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • Torquay

If you're based in any of these locations, please get in touch now to find out how we can help your business!

We are the marine sector specialists

NPT specialise in providing ISO certification services to the UK marine industry. We already work with a number of marine sector businesses in Hampshire, and the launch of our new office in Dorset cements our position as Southern England's leading marine sector ISO consultant.

Click here to find out more about our marine sector expertise, or contact us today to find out how we can help your business to achieve ISO 9001 certification.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, NPT Management Systems will be sponsoring the river volleyball event at this year's River Hamble Games. The Games are scheduled to take place along the riverside on Saturday the 18th of June 2016, and the day will be packed with fun events such as paddleboarding, kayaking, rowing, and of course volleyball!

The great thing about the River Hamble Games is that anyone can take part - you don't have to be an accomplished athlete to join in the fun!

Want to sign up for volleyball?

The river volleyball tournament will begin at 12 noon and end at 4pm on the day of the Games. Each game will be refereed by an experienced umpire from Volleyball England, so players will be kept in line at all times!

If you would like to take part in this event, please visit and sign up for the tournament online. You'll need a team of 2 people (i.e. yourself and a friend), or more if you want to make substitutions over the course of the afternoon.

Click here to see the other events taking place on the day >

NPT Management Systems are among the Gold Sponsors of this year's River Hamble Games. Our quality consultants have helped countless businesses across Hampshire to achieve ISO 9001 certification - if you would like to find out more, please call 02380 659 867 or email today.