ISO 45001:2018 - Creating a healthier & safer workplace

‘ISO 45001: Creating a healthier & safer workplace’

The tragic toll of work-related accidents and illnesses across the globe is immense, reaching up to 6,300 fatalities per day and 2.3 million per year. In addition to the cost in human life, the annual economic loss of occupational illness and injury amounts to over 2.4 trillion euros worldwide.

It is evident that health and safety management systems are key to ensuring safe conditions at work. In this respect, ISO is launching ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements. The aim of this standard? To help your organisation create a framework that:

  • improves employee safety;
  • reduces risks in the workplace;
  • enables healthier and safer working conditions.

Discover all there is to know about ISO 45001

Eager to find out more about ISO 45001? Be sure to participate in the NBN launch event ‘ISO 45001: Creating a healthier & safer workplace’. The event takes place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 March 2018 (from 10:30 to 17:00) at the Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport in Diegem.

Why participate in this event?

As a participant, you will:

  • discover insights from international speaker David Smith, chairman of the ISO/PC 283 committee for occupational health and safety management systems;
  • learn from customer, user and expert testimonials, including biopharma leader UCB, construction group Willemen and many more;
  • receive practical tips and tricks from certification agencies Bureau Veritas, BQA, Lloyd’s Register and Vinçotte.

About international speaker David Smith

David Smith is director at IMS Risk Solutions and chairman of the ISO PC 283 committee on the ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety management systems. He has worked for British Railways in a technical role dealing with health, safety, fire, winterization, forensic and environmental management issues, before becoming an independent management systems consultant. He became involved in writing management system standards around 25 years ago, contributing to the ISO 14000 series standard as well as risk and resilience standards.

As a consultant, David Smith assists organizations from around the globe in the implementation and assessment of environmental, health and safety as well as quality management systems. He is also the author and co-author of various books on integrated management systems, corporate governance, environmental management, health and safety management, and risk management.

But there’s more:

  • Register before 15 February, and obtain a free English copy of the ISO/FDIS 45001 draft version upon your registration.
  • You’ll receive the final version of the NBN-EN-ISO 45001:2018 standard in English 1 week after the event.

Eager to discover the new standard in more detail? Feel free to contact us.

Would you like to take part in this unique event? The available seats are limited (max. 40 participants).


10:30-11:00 Welcome coffee and registration
11:00-11:15 Welcome and introduction (Johan Haelterman, NBN)
11:15-11:45 ISO 45001 – Which obstacles has the new ISO 45001 overcome? (Maureen Gillet, NBN)
11:45-12:30 ISO 45001 – Where we come from and what’s next? Link with other standards? (KEYNOTE: David A. Smith, chairman ISO/PC 283, IMS Risk)
12:30-13:30 Networking lunch
13:30-14:15 Contours and elements of the new ISO 45001:2018 in a PDCA approach. (KEYNOTE: David A. Smith, chairman ISO/PC 283, IMS Risk)
14:15-15:00 The implementation of ISO 45001 and the transition from OHSAS 18001 and VCA. (Dirk Poppe, NBN expert, LRQA)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-15:55 “GO FOR ZERO”: the ultimate goal of integrating the new ISO 45001 standard in the Willemen safety policy. (Peter Van Oevelen, head of HSE Group – Willemen Groep)
15:55-16:20 Shared vigilance and occupational safety management system at UCB. (Anne Rasneur, NBN expert and head of HSE at UCB Belgium)
16:20-16:35 How to install a safety culture in your organisation? (Marc De Greef, managing director, Prevent)

Panel discussion: LRQA (Dirk Poppe), BVQI (Dirk Reynaert), BQA (Dirk Simoens), Vinçotte (Jan Dillen)

All about certification: FAQs

17:00 Networking drink

Practical info

When? Tuesday 6 March, 10:30–17:00 (lunch provided, and followed by a networking drink)
Where? Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport, Culliganlaan 4, 1831 Diegem
Price? €500 per participant (you’ll also receive the final NBN-EN-ISO 45001:2018 in English)

More info? Get in touch with Maureen Gillet via email or call +32 2 738 01 02.


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