ISO/PAS 45005 provides general guidelines for safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This certification is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased risk this disease presents to the health, safety, and well-being of people in all settings, including those working at home or in mobile settings, and workers and other interested parties in physical workplaces.
This guidance includes practical recommendations to organizations and workers on how to manage these risks and is suitable for organizations resuming operations, those that have been operational throughout the pandemic, and those that are starting operations.
The guidance is generic and applicable to organizations regardless of the nature of business, service provision, size, or complexity. It recognizes that many smaller organizations do not have dedicated departments for functions such as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), facilities management, or human resources. More detailed information for specific functions is available from professional bodies and a wide range of national and international standards.
The guideline ISO/PAS 45005 is applicable to organizations that already have ISO 45001 certification, to integrate their management system with a systemic approach that facilitates management during the COVID-19 epidemic.