The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!

The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!


The world’s much anticipated International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S) has now been published.

Whether you are an employee, a manager or a business owner, you share a common goal – you don’t want anyone to get hurt on the job.

According to 2017 calculations by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), 2.78 million fatal accidents occur at work yearly. This means that, every day, almost 7 700 persons die of work-related diseases or injuries. Additionally, there are some 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses each year, many of these resulting in extended absences from work.

ISO 45001 hopes to change that. It provides governmental agencies, industry and other affected stakeholders with effective, usable guidance for improving worker safety in countries around the world. By means of an easy-to-use framework, it can be applied to both captive and partner factories and production facilities, regardless of their location

ISO 45001 is the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). It has become one of the most eagerly awaited standards in the world, and is set to drastically improve levels of workplace safety.

While ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001 – the former benchmark for OH&S – it is a new and distinct standard, not a revision or update, and is due to be phased in gradually over the next three years. Organizations will therefore need to revise their current thinking and work practices in order to maintain organizational compliance.

The New ISO 45001 Standard Is Here!

What About OHSAS 18001?

Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to the new International Standard ISO 45001 may have its challenges, but with careful planning, checking and commitment, organisations and their employees will enjoy the benefits of improved health and safety management systems.

This is something that we here at Interface would be more than happy to assist you with. If you would like to discuss this further then please call us on 01952 288325. We also have a live chat on our website which is available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, or you can complete our contact us form, and we will get in contact with you at a convenient time.

What Benefits Could ISO 14001:2015 Certification Bring To Your Business?

What Benefits Could ISO 14001:2015 Certification Bring To Your Business

There are many reasons why an organisation should take a strategic approach to improving environmental performance.

Very recently via the medium of television, we have been reminded of the effect items such as plastic have to the environment and animals around us. This has lead to leading supermarket chains and fast food restaurants, making pledges to reduce/eliminate plastics from their packaging within the non too distant future.

ISO 14001:2015 requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.

What Benefits Could It Bring To My Business?

Users of ISO 14001:2015 have reported that the standard helps:

  • Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees
  • Improve company reputation and confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication
  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management
  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs
  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organisations business systems

Who Are Interface NRM and How Can We Help?

Interface NRM are a UKAS Accredited Certification Body, who offer ISO 14001:2015 Certification to companies across the UK and Internationally.

If you would like to know more about UKAS ISO 14001:2015 Certification for your business, then we would be more than happy to assist you. Why not give us a call today on 01952 288325? Or alternatively you can fill in our contact us form, or initiate a live chat on our website –


Do You Have A Question About Certification?

Do You Have A Question About Certification


Do you have a question about certification? If you have a question about ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, FSC or PEFC Certification, our knowledgeable, dedicated team are available on live chat to discuss your requirements further.

We are available to help from Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm to answer any questions you may have.

Would You Rather Speak To Somebody Directly?

Not a problem. You can call us on 01952 288325 or alternatively you can complete our contact us form, and we will then get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Further information on our Certification Services can also be found on our website here.

Customer Feedback E4 Environment Limited

Customer Feedback E4 Environment Limited

Thank you to Deb Cairns from E4 Environment Limited for your feedback.

As always, Gavin was very clear on the process and what we are trying to achieve with the ISO 9001 certification process. We found some improvements that will help us as a company moving forwards. Thanks very much’.

E4 Environment Limited offer professional, practical advice and expertise on a wide range of environmental issues, and are based in Shrewsbury. They initially achieved ISO 9001 in 2016, as they felt that having this certification is a mark of the value they put on ensuring that they continually provide their clients with a consistent and quality service.

What is ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organisations be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. The standard can be used by any organisation, regardless of size or type. While small companies may not have staff dedicated to quality, they can still enjoy the benefits of implementing the standard.

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to know more about ISO 9001 or the benefits it could have for your business, one of our dedicated team would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat, or fill in our contact us form.


Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project

Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project

Interface NRM and the Congo Basin Forest Monitoring Project

 The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) commissioned a study by Interface NRM Limited to conduct and report on a desk review and site visit of the Systeme Normalise d’Observation Independante Externe (SNOIE), a standardised system of external independent monitoring, primarily designed for Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM).

SNOIE is a set of policies, manuals, procedures and tools for controlling their process and ensuring outputs and findings are replicable and consistent.

The overall aim of the study was to assess the compliance of SNOIE against ISO 9001:2015, and draw out the key lessons from the implementation of SNOIE that are relevant for addressing the challenges faced by IFM I.E. credibility, responsiveness, relationship with government, private sector etc.

The overall finding of this was that SNOIE provides a reliable and effective mechanism for IFM (Independent Forest Monitoring). Key interested parties confirmed this, including Ministry of Forests, GAFC (Groupement de Acteurs du secteur Forestier an Cameroun), EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and Transparency International Cameroon.

SNOIE was praised for providing objective, evidence based reporting, with finding clearly linked to specific laws and clauses within these laws. It was noted by a number of interested paries that SNOIE is very special and/or unique in providing such a standardised and quality assured method of reporting. As such, it is felt that SNOIE is very worthy of support.

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