ISO 45001 defines the term “monitoring” as “determining the status of a system, a process or an activity“.
The standard further explains that if anyone needs to determine the status, there may be a need to check, supervise or critically observe, therefore monitoring is needed.
Monitoring involves continual checking, and critically observing along with supervision. It is done so as to examine change of the performance level against what is required or needed. The role of most of the managers involves monitoring as key part of their jobs.
Does ISO 45001 demands any document on monitoring or not?
Examples of monitoring are interviewing personals, reviews on documents, and observations on work. The basic motive behind monitoring is the same i.e. to improve performance of the process, activities and systems.