Safe Working During COVID-19



The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people live and work. As many organizations transition to the “new normal”, they are facing the challenges of how to launch or restart their operations while ensuring occupational health and safety.

Introducing ISO 45005

Introduced in a record time of three months, ISO/PAS 45005 launched in response to the immediate need to improve and adapt to new work standards and operations. It helps all organizations respond to COVID-19 and the increased risk to people’s health, safety and well-being in any location, such as working at home, in mobile settings or physical workplaces.

Key features of the ISO/PAS 45005 compliance

Taking a systems approach facilitates the coordination of resources and efforts that are so important in managing COVID-19. With ISO/PAS 45005 compliance, organizations can inform their OH&S management system by relating the relevant clauses to a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.

The PDCA cycle

Plan: Determine what needs to be done for the organization to work safely.

Do: Implement what the organization has planned.

Check: See how well it is working.

Act: Fix problems and look for ways to make what the organization is doing more effective.

This is not a single set of recommendations. It is a framework in which the PDCA cycle should be repeated, with all parts active throughout, to enable ongoing improvement and the organization to respond to changes during the different phases of the pandemic.

The benefits of the certification

By implementing ISO/PAS 45005, an organization can:

  • Take effective action to protect workers and other relevant parties from COVID-19.
  • Enable rapid adjustments if risk levels change at short notice.
  • Demonstrate that it is addressing relevant risks, using a systematic approach.
  • Implement a framework to enable effective and timely adaptation to the changing situation.

The certification also contributes to several UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How we help you manage COVID-19

We have a comprehensive range of services to help organizations navigate the difficulties surrounding the pandemic. Every company has been affected differently, but there are similar ways organizations can recover, renew and reinforce their business.

With expertise in all major industries, we understand each sector’s pain points and have the technical expertise and logistical capabilities to ensure realistic outcomes. Utilizing a global network of experts, our services include:

  • Introduction and awareness of ISO/PAS 45005 certification.
  • ISO/PAS 45005 certification.
  • Risk-based thinking training.
  • Empowering leadership training.
  • GAP analysis.
  • Integrated management systems certification.
  • Customized audits for OH&S.


Furthermore, our experts can assist organizations with selecting appropriate online technology to permit remote auditing. QIIQ is a remote auditing app that directly connects the auditor with key personnel. It allows direct interaction and real-time information sharing. Alternatively, other web conferencing applications can ensure compliance with social distancing requirements.



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