ISO 45005 2020 Safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic

Occupational health and safety management ISO 45005:2020

This Occupational health and safety management ISO 45005:2020 standard 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 procedures, including those working at home or in mobile settings, and workers and other interested parties in physical workplaces.

Governments, regulators and other professional bodies across the world have published guidance on working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Certification provides a single generic set of guidelines that complements this information and supports the principles that:

- reasonable measures to manage the risks arising from COVID-19 are, or will be, implemented to protect the health and safety of workers and other relevant interested parties;

- workers should not be required to work unless these measures have been implemented.
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.

What are the advantages of ISO 45005?

By implementing the standard, companies can take effective measures to protect employees and other relevant interested parties from the risks related to COVID-19. In addition, companies can demonstrate that they are using a systematic approach to address the risks associated with COVID-19 and thus enable effective and timely adaptation to the changing situation.

What are the requirements of the standard ?

Every organization can be certified according to ISO 45005 if it can take effective measures and have documented procedures at:

Operations and practices.


First return to a workplace

Entering and leaving the workplace

Moving around and between workplaces

Work zones and workstations

Use of common areas

Meetings and visits to the workplace

Working with the public

Work-related travel


How can I be certified?

The Certification Body Delta Cert can certify any company with ISO 45005:2020 standard.