AEV

Launch of ISO 45001

News

Launch of ISO 45001

12 Apr 2018

ISO 45001, the first international safety and health management system was issued on 12th March and will replace BS OHSAS 18001 over the next three years.  It differs from the old standard in that it is a globally-agreed model for an occupational safety and health management system and because it shares elements with other ISO systems for environment and quality management.

A criticism of 18001 was that it was possible to get accreditation for the purposes of contractual agreements and tendering for contracts without being fully committed to health and safety management.  The new standard addresses this by placing much more emphasis on strategic leadership and the need for health and safety management to be fully integrated not just in the organisation itself but in the whole supply chain.  In short, an organisation will not be able to get accreditation if they treat it merely as a box ticking exercise.

The extent to which it is viable for event companies remains to be seen especially as very few sought accreditation to the old 18001 standard.  It is perhaps more suitable for contactors and venues where ensuring consistency of approach is important and where that consistency can be demonstrated.  It is more problematic for event organisers particularly those with portfolios of events across the world.  An event by its nature is a one-off even if it is run to a format.  Supply chain management could be problematic particularly in developing countries.  Notwithstanding, ISO 45001 offers the opportunity to bind senior management into a commitment to manage and improve health and safety properly in an industry where that leadership can be lacking.

Loading

Testimonials

  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker
    Corporate Events Team Leader, Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great catering...is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz
    Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough
    Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered
    Head of eForce and IT, Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale
    Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • “The AEV undertakes crucial work on behalf of event venues up and down the country to ensure our voice is heard. They reinforce the important role our sector plays in delivering economic impact, increasing trade, providing jobs and driving the visitor economy.”
    Lucy Merritt
    Head of Marketing and Communications, ExCeL London
  • AEV Membership is a key part of our business strategy; it has and will continue to be a core elements of our plan to support knowledge sharing in the industry and to develop both our team and the venue.
    Kate Vandenburg
    Marketing Director - Business Design Centre
  • Our team at ACC Liverpool feel indebted to the substantial work that the AEV do for our amazing industry. As the pillar association for venues across the country it’s a real privilege for our teams to participate in many of the working groups, learning and contributing to new processes which helps drive our industry forward on a national scale.
    Colm Graham
    Senior Exhibition Account Manager, ACC Liverpool
  • We have benefited hugely from all of the insight, discussion, events and networking, but it has also meant that we have been able to give back to the industry by sharing our unique experiences and professional knowledge and allowing our employees to help lead and shape the Association from the inside.
    Mathew James
    Head of Brand, Telford International Centre
  • “The AEV has been an invaluable asset to us as a company and the wider industry, helping to lobby on the industries behalf, consolidating and distributing information and facilitating vital knowledge sharing.”
    Charlie Hodgson
    Managing Director at The Kia Oval