The universally accepted benchmark for industry standard is the ISO certification. “ISO standards are internationally agreed by experts. They can be considered as a formula that describes the best way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards cover a huge range of activities.” The implementation according to ISO standards will ensure that safe practice is being followed by an organization. However, this implementation is possible in an organization which has a structured management; implementing the standards in a smaller organization may prove to be challenging due to the cost involved for a certification and the structure of the organization.
Implementation of ISO standards (IS0 14001, ISO 45000) is not obligatory (especially for small organizations), as they can design and set up a guide for safety standards implementation within the company; it is advisable to implement ISO approach when it is applicable.
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