Health and Safety: ISO 45001, AS/NZS 4801

At the Australian Productivity Council we offer flexible and economical services to assist businesses with the implementation and ongoing management of popular workplace health and safety management systems, AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001. These management systems should be run by qualified professionals, and our consultants can help on a cost-effective basis. We offer flexible levels of assistance, from ad-hoc help, to fully operating your system for you. Our work is warranted and quality-assured. We have helped thousands of businesses in Australia and abroad for more than sixty years.

Systematic Approach to Safety

AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 45001 are workplace health and safety (WHS) systems which can be independently audited and certified. They help organisations to comply with relevant laws and make workplaces safer. AS/NZS 4801 is typically for businesses operating within Australia whereas ISO 45001 is recognised internationally. WHS is one of the most ethically and legally and practically challenging parts of doing business, which is why operating a WHS management system is good practice.

Better Safety is Better Business

WHS laws are increasingly complicated and stringent, and penalties for breach are increasingly tough. The quality of an organisation’s WHS system is often taken into account when assessing liability for a workplace injury. Public expectations for safe workplaces are also higher than ever. Given the potential for crippling penalties and legal costs, as well as brand reputational damage, it is a no-brainer to implement a WHS management system. Reducing workplace injuries also pays a day-to-day dividend, by lessening employee sick leave.

Relevant, Right-Sized, Ready for Audit

Our experts help you get the full benefits of an AS/NZS 4801 or ISO 45001 system with minimal complication. The system should be relevant to your business, right-sized for your needs, and ready for audit at any time. There are complex ongoing documentation requirements as part of maintaining these systems, and keeping them active and up-to-date. Our qualified professionals help you take care of the daily upkeep of your system, so that you and your staff can focus on the core activities of your business.

Health and safety in the workplace is also highly regulated in Australia and organisations can face heavy sanctions where they are found to have inadequate systems in place to protect worker safety.

When and Where you need us

We provide flexible levels of expert assistance to either implement new WHS management system or takeover maintenance of an existing system on an economical basis through regular visits. We also offer supplementary services like evaluating your existing conformance to relevant WHS standards, or conducting an internal audit. We can provide supplementary support services in large organisations or a more extensive management function for smaller firms.

The Expertise you Need

We aim to give business owners and managers a way to outsource their system implementation and management to experts, for greater convenience and at a lower cost than performing these tasks in-house. We have the most experience, the largest pool of practitioners, and offer the best range of assistance programs. Our consultants have a wealth of experience, making your system a valuable tool for improvement, not just a certificate on the wall.

Value for Money Services

Our rates are extremely competitvive compared to other management systems implementation and maintenenance companies, and compared to the cost of insourcing. Through our pool of more than 100 consultants nationwide and internationally we have the best wealth of experience on the market, and this expertise means we can offer better solutions and build better systems.