4.1 Organisational roles, responsibilities and authorities (ISO 45001:2018, Clause 5.3)

ISO 45001 places the responsibility on senior management to ensure that the roles and responsibilities for tasks relating to OHSMS are assigned and communicated to all concerned persons. The assigned roles and responsibilities are required to be maintained as documented information. ISO 45001 categorically states that although the responsibility and authority can be defined and assigned to all concerned levels and functions within an organisation, the final responsibility and accountability for the functioning of an OHSMS shall continue to reside with senior management. The final responsibility and accountability ...

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