New accreditation obtained in ISO 45001

Certification of the occupational health and safety management systems: Apave Certification, the first certifying body accredited by COFRAC.

Occupational health and safety has been a major issue for companies for many years. It is the employer's responsibility to protect the health of its employees and protect them from occupational risks, in particular by deploying individual protective equipment (PPE), by assessing risks and drawing up the single document and by putting in place an appropriate and effective prevention policy.

>> Did you know that every year worldwide, more than 2.7 million people still die from occupational diseases or work-related accidents? (source: International Labour Organisation)

To support all the players in this continuous improvement approach to Health and Safety at Work, the International Standard ISO 45001: Occupational health and safety management system establishes a framework enabling organisations to plan the measures to put in place to reduce occupational risks.

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Apave Certification is the first certification body accredited by Cofrac (accreditation No. 4-0552 available at for the ISO 45001 standard: Certification of occupational safety management systems. 

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What is the ISO 45001 international standard?

The ISO 45001 standard is an international standard aimed at implementing an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management system. Thanks to this standard, organisations can increase their performance by defining a clear OHS policy and objectives.

ISO 45001 also makes it possible to significantly improve the health and safety of employees and to promote their productivity by reducing absenteeism and workplace accidents.

But also: 

  • to make a risk and hazard analysis to raise awareness
  • to introduce operational control measures
  • to ensure that employees play an active role in OHS issues

Who is the ISO 45001 standard for?

ISO 45001 relates to the internal organisation of all types of structures of the public or private sector, regardless of their workforce and business sector. It is also aimed externally at subcontractors and suppliers and focuses on the impact of these companies’ activities on their surroundings.

What is the utility of COFRAC accreditation?

Cofrac accreditation recognises and validates the skills and impartiality of national and international inspection bodies.

This recognition attests to the quality and seriousness of a certifying body such as Apave Certification and offers the customer a guarantee of confidence and a recognised level of expertise.

This accreditation materialises long-standing work and recognises the skill of the Apave Certification teams

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