Policy Support

Whether you’re drafting a new company health and safety policy or updating an existing one, we can offer guidance and support to ensure it adheres to the latest ISO 45001:2018 standards.

Crane Lift Plans

Here at Munkoh Limited, we specialise in creating, updating and implementing crane lift plans on busy construction sites.

site inspections and audit

All construction sites need to be inspected and audited periodically to ensure correct health and safety practises are being followed according to company policy.

risk assessment

Risk assessments are a vital part of any job if it’s to be carried out safely. We work with organisations to identify potential risks that could expose workers to unnecessary harm.

coshh assessment

A COSHH assessment is a critical examination that must take place when a job or project involves working with hazardous substances; it’s best left to professionals assessors.

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why Munkoh?

Munkoh Limited is a professional and highly experienced health and safety consultancy company. We work closely with employers and site managers to protect the wellbeing of all workers on-site. Our mission is to provide practical, professional and sustainable solutions that keep people safe.

Whether it’s crane lift planning, policy drafting, site inspections or risk assessments, the team at Munkoh are here to guide you through the process from start to finish. We take care of all aspects of health and safety so you can focus on the job at hand.

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About Us

We have over 20 years of experience working in the health and safety field, helping employers keep their workforce safe across the United Kingdom and other EMEA countries. Our expertise and knowledge mean we are in a position to not only improve on-site safety but do it in a way that’s practical and economically sustainable. You can rest easy knowing you’re in safe hands when working with us.

Health and Safety

Over the Years

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1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act

  • The Act was passed into UK law in 1974. It was the first time employers were legally obliged to adhere to a set of health and safety laws regardless of the business being undertaken. It was the first significant piece of legislation of its type. The concept of ”reasonably practicable” was first introduced in this Act which required employers to adopt a reasonably practicable approach in the management of health and safety.
    Perhaps the most radical part of the law was that it required employers to produce a health and safety policy for the first time.

    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Act helped to reduce workplace injuries significantly.

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1990

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations – MHSWR

  • In the early 1990s, the United Kingdom also began adopting European directives in the form of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) that
    furthered domestic regulations.i
    Many of the concepts found in the original Health & Safety at Work etc. Act from 1974 were also present in these European directives.i

    Formal risk assessments became legally mandated as did planning, organising, controlling and monitoring HSM systems.i

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1991

“Successful Health and Safety Management”

  • The HSE released a guidance document entitled “Successful Health and Safety Management” (HSG 65) in 1991. It offered advice and outlined ways in which employers could adopt procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace. The document provided guidance on how to structure policy, organisation, planning and implementing, monitoring, reviewing and auditing.
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1996

BS 8800

  • While the 1991 document, HSG 65, set out guidelines for employers to follow, it lacked a structured auditable approach. That’s when, in 1996, the most notable standard within the ISO 14000 family—ISO 14001—was first released. It was around this time that British Standards published “A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems” (BS 8800) which combined the guidance of HSG 65 and the structure of ISO 14001 into a certifiable health and safety management system for the first time.i
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1999

OHSAS 18001

  • In 1999, OHSAS 18001 was published. It put in place a clear structure for organisations to follow if they were to fully and legally comply with health and safety regulations. It was the international community’s answer to a confusing and non-standardised set of regulations. The idea was to align the health and safety standards of countries internationally.

    OHSAS 18001 took over from BS 8800 as the benchmark health and safety standard in the UK until 2018.

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2018
ISO 45001:2018

  • This brings us to the present day.i
    OHSAS 18001 is now slowly being phased out.i

    The current and up-to-date Occupational Health & Safety Management System in operation internationally is ISO 45001:2018.i

    The three-year migration period from OHSAS 18001 began in March 2018. This deadline is now extended for another 6 months due to COVID-19 according to IAF which means—as from 11th September 2021 ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001.i

    ISO 45001 (OHSMS) is aimed at standardising processes and procedures to help organisations of all sizes internationally.i

^
1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act

The Act was passed into UK law in 1974. It was the first time employers were legally obliged to adhere to a set of health and safety laws regardless of the business being undertaken. It was the first significant piece of legislation of its type.
Perhaps the most radical part of the law was that it required employers to produce a health and safety policy for the first time.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Act helped to reduce workplace injuries significantly.

^
1990

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations – MHSWR

In the early 1990s, the United Kingdom also began adopting European directives in the form of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) that
furthered domestic regulations.
Many of the concepts found in the original Health & Safety at Work etc. Act from 1974 were also present in these European directives.

Formal risk assessments became legally mandated as did planning, organising, controlling and monitoring HSM systems.

^
1991

“Successful Health and Safety Management”

The HSE released a guidance document entitled “Successful Health and Safety Management” (HSG 65) in 1991. It offered advice and outlined ways in which employers could adopt procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace. The document provided guidance on how to structure policy, organisation, planning and implementing, monitoring, reviewing and auditing.
^
1996

BS 8800

While the 1991 document, HSG 65, set out guidelines for employers to follow, it lacked a structured auditable approach. That’s when, in 1996, the most notable standard within the ISO 14000 family—ISO 14001—was first released. It was around this time that British Standards published “A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems” (BS 8800) which combined the guidance of HSG 65 and the structure of ISO 14001 into a certifiable health and safety management system for the first time.
^
1999

OHSAS 18001

In 1999, OHSAS 18001 was published. It put in place a clear structure for organisations to follow if they were to fully and legally comply with health and safety regulations. It was the international community’s answer to a confusing and non-standardised set of regulations. The idea was to align the health and safety standards of countries internationally.

OHSAS 18001 took over from BS 8800 as the benchmark health and safety standard in the UK until 2018.

^
2018

ISO 45001:2018

This brings us to the present day.

OHSAS 18001 is now slowly being phased out.

The current and up-to-date Occupational Health & Safety Management System in operation internationally is ISO 45001:2018.

The three-year migration period from OHSAS 18001 began in March 2018. This deadline is now extended for another 6 months due to COVID-19 according to IAF which means—as from 11th September 2021 ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001.

ISO 45001 standard is aimed at regulating OH&SMS internationally. This is good news. -it means any organisation around the world that lacks a comprehensive domestic health and safety legal framework can now have an effective H&S management system using ISO 45001 standard together with H&S Best Practices and Guidelines to achieve their H&S objectives.

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How we can help you

The current and up-to-date Occupational Health & Safety Management System in operation internationally is ISO 45001:2018. We help employers across EMEA countries draft policy and implement procedures that adhere to this new system. As of 2021, all construction sites will have to certify to this new standard as existing standards are deprecated.

We help organisations with the transition.

“Safety by choice, not by chance”

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