AS/NZS 4801:2001 has officially been superseded by ISO 45001:2018 as the national management system standard for Health & Safety.
Organisations certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001 are required to transition to AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 – the recognised standard adopted by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand. The transition was originally to occur by 12 September 2021, however this was extended by JAS-ANZ to 13 July 2023.
ISO 45001 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system in order for an organisation to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimise OH&S risks within their operations. The standard brings a systems-based approach to workplace health and safety across every industry in Australia and New Zealand.
The ISO 45001:2018 standard has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems in an integrated management system, making the transition easier for organisations with existing ISO certified systems.