Certification 45001

ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System

Target Group

The requirements of ISO 45001:2018 Standard can be applied to any Organization that wishes:

  • To establish a Management System for Health and Safety at work in order to reduce or eliminate risks associated with employees and other interested parties related to its activities that may be at risk.
  • To implement, maintain and continually improve a Health & Safety Management System.
  • To ensure the internal compliance to the company’s Policy.
  • To communicate this compliance to external interested parties.
  • To seek the certification for Health & Safety Management System.

What is ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety, which replaces the OHSAS 18001/ELOT 1801 standard and can be applied by all categories of organizations regardless of their subject matter, product or product service they provide.

It focuses on effectively controlling all occupational hazards involving both employees in an enterprise, visitors and generally the wider community. Also it aims to achieve improvements in overall health and safety performance at occupational workplaces.

Organizations interested in getting certified against ISO 45001:2018 certification requirements, should contact BQC and fill in certification application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fax it to 2112213726

BQC is amongst the first certification bodies in Greece accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) against ISO/IEC 17021-1, for the Certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems against the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and the certificates issued are worldwide recognized.

BQC lead auditors, with their extensive experience in Occupational Health and Safety Systems, treat each client as a business partner in order to achieve highly specialized audits and assessments, analytical results and High Added Value for each business.


The benefits are

Ensuring the best possible working conditions throughout the company.
Reduced risks to workers, customers and suppliers.
Enhance employee confidence and motivation.

Demonstration of compliance with the law.
Identify potential risks and their management forecast.
Reduced Insurance costs.

Reducing workplace accidents and diseases and hence reducing associated costs by the Organisation.

Added Value to customers, as a compliance standard demonstrates responsibility.
Strategic advantage against the competitor.

Transition from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018

In the context of valid information for all certified Organizations in accordance with the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard, BQC informs you that due to the recent global developments concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, the deadline for the transition of the management system you apply from the OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 standard is transferred from 12/03/2021 to 30/09/2021.

This six-month extension is in effect following the relevant announcement by IAF on 3 April 2020.

Organizations should plan the actions to complete the transition of their Management System to the requirements of the new standard by 30/06/2021.

Certificates whose three-year validity expires earlier than this date are not automatically renewed but the relevant re-certification inspection should be carried out.

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