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    ISO/PAS 45005:2020
    General guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

    What is ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    Why does an Organisation need ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    How do I Implement ISO/PAS 45005:2020 in an Organisation?

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    What is ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    ISO/PAS 45005:2020 provides guidelines for organizations to manage the risks arising from COVID-19, seeking to protect occupational health, safety and welfare.

    The Standard is applicable to organization that:

    1. Have been working throughout the pandemic.
    2. Are continuing or planning to continue operations following full or partial closure.
    3. Are re-occupying workplaces that have been fully or partially closed.
    4. Are new and planning to operate for the first time.

    It is a guideline relating to the protection of workers of all types (e.g. workers employed by the organization, workers of external providers, contractors, self-employed individuals, agency workers, older workers, workers with a disability and first responders), and other relevant interested parties (e.g. visitors to a workplace, including members of the public).

    ISO/PAS 45005 offers recommendations such as:

    • Managing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases in the workplace or at home.
    • Planning for changes to restrictions.
    • Adjustments to operations in the organisation’s premises.
    • Provisions for home working, mobile working, working in other premises and work settings.
    • Monitoring, evaluation, and improvement.
    • Adjustments to activities and roles.
    • Supporting the psychological health and well-being of employees.

    Why does an Organisation need ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    Implementing ISO/PAS 45005 can help any organisations take effective measures to protect their employees and interested parties from the risks related to COVID-19. It also provides the means for organisations to:

    • Demonstrate that they are addressing risks related to COVID-19 using a systematic approach.
    • Put in place a framework to enable effective and timely adaptation to the changing situation.

    The pandemic has prompted many organisations to recognise the improvements needed to better protect their employees and their business operations. As such, supporting employee’s mental health and well-being has become a key issue. By implementing the Standard, companies can take operative measures to protect employees and other relevant interested parties from the risks related to COVID-19. In addition, companies can demonstrate that they are using a systematic approach to address the risks associated with COVID-19 and thus enable effective and timely adaptation to the changing situation.

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO/PAS 45005:2020?

    • Offers real-world examples of ways of managing risks.
    • Supports comprehensive risk assessment.
    • Provides a single source of good practice based on current information.
    • Decrease downtime and overall costs of incidents at the workplace.
    • Assists in developing a response plan to enable rapid changes if risk levels or operating restrictions change at short notice.
    • Enables planning across multiple sites and for many types of worker.
    • Helps to manage the risk of communicable diseases and can decrease sickness absence due to seasonal and other illnesses.
    • Be in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (3,8,9,10,11).

    How do I implement ISO/PAS 45005:2020 in an organisation?

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    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    An Organisation cannot certify to a guideline standard; you can implement the standard and receive a letter of conformity.

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