3.29 Outsource

What is better?

Standard ISO 45001 defines “outsource” as “making an arrangement where an external organization performs part of an organization’s function or process”. The standard further clarifies that an external organization doing the outsource work is outside the scope of the management system, although the outsourced function or process is within the scope. It is clearly evidentRead More

3.28 Occupational health and safety OH&S performance

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 onRead More

3.27 Performance – Measurable result

ISO 45001 defines “performance” as a “measurable result”. The standard further explains that Performance can relate either to quantitative or qualitative findings. Therefore the corresponding results can be determined and evaluated by both qualitative or quantitative methods. The standard further clarifies that performance can relate to the activities management, processes, services and products, systems orRead More

3.26 Procedure


Procedure is defined in ISO 45001 as “a specified way to carry out an activity or a process”. The standard further explains that procedures may be documented or not. The procedure is essential for organizations so to avoid variations in their processes and standardize the way of doing a work or an activity. When weRead More

3.25 Process

ISO 45001 defines “process” as “a set of interrelated or interacting activities which transforms inputs into outputs”. Process approach is considered an important part of the management system standards of ISO. It is through a process approach, elements of a complex process are simplified, analyzed and improved. The processes needed to address risk and opportunitiesRead More

3.23 Competence

Knowledge, Skills and Expertise

ISO 45001 defines “competence” as “the ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve intended results”. Competence is different from awareness and knowledge. For example a person is giving awareness on how to drive a car. Just by getting knowledge of car driving is not enough to drive a car until the person is ableRead More