ISO 45001 defines “occupational health and safety performance” as “the performance related to the effectiveness of the prevention of injury and ill health to workers and the provision of safe and healthy workplaces”.
As already explained, performance is an important concept incorporation in the standard. The ninth chapter of the standard ISO 45001 talks on performance evaluation. There are three major clauses within that i.e. monitoring measurement analysis and performance evaluation, internal audit, and management review.
With the standard giving so much importance on performance which is the check part of the PDCA cycle of management system standard, it is evident that all constituents of the management system is designed so as to improve the performance of the OH&S management system.
After chapter ninth i.e. performance evaluation, the standard talks on improvement. It means that after the evaluation of current performance it is mandatory for the organization to improve the existing performance with a continual approach towards improvement.