Neville Clarke Philippines introduced the ISO/DIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety
Posted on 19 August 2016
A landmark event was recently staged by Neville-Clarke Philippines, Inc. last August 05, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Hotel in Ortigas. For this year’s launching entitled, “Who is She in the new ‘I’?”, Neville Clarke introduced the Draft International Standard (DIS) of ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, which is set to replace the existing OHSAS 18001:2007 standard once the final version is released. Teeming with participants coming from the manufacturing, mining, service and other industries, the event was another successful launching which further asserts Neville Clarke’s name in the field of training and consultancy.
Done in partnership with the Association of Safety Practitioners of the Philippines, Inc. (ASPPI), this year’s launching was a first as Neville Clarke got a Behaviour Based Safety expert in Engr. Jerry Vale Cruz from the association to share his knowledge with the audience. Completing the troika were Engr. Alice Belen, a fixture in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety and Neville Clarke’s Technical Manager, and Engr. Ferdinand Loay, Neville Clarke’s Managing Consultant and expert in the field of integration of management systems. The morning session focused mainly on Engr. Alice Belen’s discussion on what to expect from the new ISO 45001 once it has been seamlessly installed in an organisation’s management system, and how companies can properly prepare for their transition. This was later followed by Engr. Jerry’s lively delivery of his Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) discourse which aims to give participants a sense of appreciation on how to inculcate a culture of safety not just among the employees but also in their work environment. With the morning sessions done, this set the tone for Engr. Loay’s afternoon lecture on how organisations can harmonise the new ISO 45001 and the benefits of integrating their management systems.
A question and answer portion in the afternoon opened an opportunity for participants to raise their concerns on how they can properly adopt the new standard in their organisation. Joining the panel was Neville Clarke International’s Group Managing Director, Mr. Ee Yew Chuan, who graced the event to give his insights on transition planning.
Participants who joined the event all went home not just with souvenir items and raffle prizes but also with the most important takeaway during the event, and that is how to further institutionalise the culture of health and safety in their respective companies.