Our Procurement Guide to ISO 45001 includes both guidance, checklists and templates usable also for ISOs 9001 and 14001. These can be used as solutions for creating pre-qualification systems so that the competence of contractors or outsourcers is verified before they expose workers to risks to health and safety in the workplace.  The meanings and definitions are given of all those responsible in the supply chain, such as contractors, workers, interested parties and outsourcers. The supply chain can undermine the intended outcomes of client and procuring organisations by bringing risks and hazards into the workplace or by their inadequate OH&S performance.  This ISO 45001 procurement guide is a model for ISOs 9001 and 14001. You can use the Guide to help top management and other interested parties understand their roles, responsibilities and accountability. Scroll down to Peek inside

This Guide will help users manage the quality, environment and occupational health and safety in their supply chain.  Procurers, client organisations who operate an EHSQ system have to ensure that their supply chain conform to the “intended outcomes” of their IMS.


Pre qualification by Supply Chain Assessment to the client’s EHSQ Integrated Management System

How can you make an assessment of your supply chain to comply to your EHSQ integrated management system? Doing so will establish the potential risks to your integrated management system by your suppliers.  Using our Procurement Guide checklists assesses how suppliers meet the requirements of the procurer client.  The supplier does not have to be compliant to ISO 9001, 14001 or 45001 Standards.  But they do have to be compliant to the intended outcomes of the procurer client.  The intended outcomes are to prevent worker injury and ill health, protect the environment and maintain quality standards.  Also workers include top managers.  You can ensure protection to members of the public by creating a safe workplace.  Because a safe workplace is the intended outcome of ISO 45001. You will note that the definition of interested parties include members of the public.

Procurement Guide ISO 45001

The guide explains the Procurement clause 8.1.4 of Standard ISO 45001.  Because it contains solutions for procuring organisations, contractors, out-sourcers and product suppliers you can use it to make supply chain assessment for EHSQ systems.  This is essential reading for Clients and those in the Supply Chain.  Most importantly top management need to know they are in control of their supply chain.  So reading the Guide will help top management know how they can meet their leadership duties.  You can use the checklists, templates and graphics for risk control strategies that are included in the Guide. Also use them for contract clauses, monitoring, pre qualification and post service evaluation. Also suppliers should read our Complete and Easy to Understand Guide to ISO 45001.

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