ISO 45001:2018 Transition Complete

Kemada have successfully transitioned from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018, the new international standard for Occupational Health & Safety.


The successful migration to the new standard demonstrates Kemada’s ongoing commitment to business continuous improvement and to Health and Safety.

ISO 45001 is the first global standard for occupational health and safety designed and is designed to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces. ISO 45001 was devised to consider existing occupational health and safety standards including OHSAS 18001, which it has replaced. ISO 45001 provides organisations with the following key benefits:

  • Increase organisational resilience through proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement
  • Strengthening of legal and regulatory compliance whilst reducing business losses
  • Demonstrates brand responsibility by committing to safe, healthy and sustainable work
  • One global occupational health and safety system for all businesses, of all sizes

Commenting on the successful transition between the standards, Kemada Director, Kevin Gibbons said: “We are extremely proud and delighted to have obtained ISO 45001:2018 and to have successfully transitioned with no non-conformances raised. Achieving such high standards in Occupational Health and Safety is critical to the success and continued development of our business and once again this achievement demonstrates the commitment and effort from both our office and site teams and I would like to thank and congratulate all involved”.

In addition to gaining our ISO 45001 certification, Kemada have successfully completed our surveillance audits against our existing Quality (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental standards (ISO 14001:2015).