OH&S Management System Certification

Sci Qual International offers AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001 certification.

AS/NZS 4801 is the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Work, Health and Safety Management Systems.

ISO 45001:2018 is the first ever international safety standard introduced in March 2018.  

These Standards require the main components of Work, Health, and Safety to be implemented into an organization's activities to ensure all Work, Health, and Safety issues are effectively managed.

Both standards specify requirements for a Work, Health and Safety management system to enable an organization to formulate policy and objectives that take into account legislative requirements and information about hazards or risks. The requirements apply to those hazards or risks over which the organization may exert control and over which it can be expected to have an influence. The standards do not specify WHS performance outcomes.

ISO 45001 follows the same high high-level structure as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which will make it easier to integrate management systems for certification.

There will be a 3-year transition from OHSAS 18001:2007 as was the case with the transition for ISO 9001: ISO 14001
In the case of AS/NZS 4801, there is a requirement to modify a number of regulations before ISO 45001 can be fully approved by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand. We expect this to be to done as quickly as possible and will update this information when this process is completed.

Benefits of Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certification

  • Demonstrates your commitment to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Increases employee satisfaction & motivation
  • Reduces public liability insurance costs
  • Reduces the risks & costs of non-compliance with legislation
  • Reduces the likelihood of work-related accidents and occupational health hazards
  • Increases awareness of occupational health and safety issues in your organisation



1st & 2nd Party Audits: In addition to 3rd party certification, Sci Qual International can offer 1st & 2nd party audits.

1st Party Audits: As long as you are not certified by Sci Qual International we can conduct internal audits of your management system to assist you in meeting your compliance requirements under a range of standards. This offers the advantage of an experienced auditor confirming that your internal procedures are being followed and that you are applying a continuous improvement and risk based approach.

Note: If you are certified by Sci Qual International we cannot conduct your internal audits as this would represent a conflict of interest under our JAS-ANZ accreditation.

2nd Party Audits: Sci Qual International can conduct second party audits to assess the performance of your suppliers or compliance with contract requirements etc. We have auditors experienced in QMS, EMS, OHS and Food safety certification.