AS/NZ 4801/ ISO 45001 is an Australian specific standard outlining best practice guidance on the contents of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS).

Having a safety system built to this standard, then implemented and third party certified can give significant benefit to organisations, including;

  • Safer workplace and reduced injury rates,
  • Cheaper Workers Compensation insurance premiums,
  • The ability to tender for large contracts with government e.g. Councils
  • Being seen as an employer of choice by prospective candidates.

A new International Standard ISO 45001 is being adopted around the world to emulate the structure of the quality and environment standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. ISO 45001 has not been given the go ahead by the Safety Institute of Australia however, it is expected that ISO 45001 will be accepted in the next 6 months, and that it will eventually replace AS/NZ 4801. There will be a two year change over period to allow businesses to adopt the new ISO 45001.

You can read more about ISO 45001 here.

For many countries ISO 45001 will be a significant change in safety methodology but is relatively similar to the content and intent of AS/NZ 4801. What does this mean?


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Certification is a highly regarded best practice demonstration of a robust safety system.

Key benefits of a fully implemented safety system, proven and certified through a third party auditing process include;

  • Potential reduction in the number of accidents

  • Potential reduction in downtime and associated costs

  • Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance

  • Demonstration to stakeholders of your commitment to health and safety

  • Demonstration of an innovative and forward thinking approach

  • Increased access to new customers and business partners

  • Better management of health and safety risks now, and in the future

  • Potential reduced insurance costs (public liability and workers compensation)


Having the safety system ready to be AS/NZ 4801 certified is a complex process for a large organisation requiring specialised knowledge and experience. Consultants of Recovery Partners are familiar with the process and have demonstrated skill in this area.

The process for certificaiton is outlined below:-

  1. Conduct GAP Analysis 

  2. Request quotations for certification 

  3. Prepare systems (action plan from audit)

  4. Refine implementation

  5. Conduct internal audit

  6. Conduct Stage 1 audit (to be completed by Certification body)

  7. Make adjustments / corrective actions

  8. Conduct Stage 2 audit



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