Alstom, first company to get the ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management certification in Spain


Alstom is the first company in Spain to receive the ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety management certification. This certification has been issued by the National Entity Accreditation (ENAC

The new ISO 45001:2018 published in March 2018 by the International Organisation for Standardisation body (ISO), confirms excellence and good practices in Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This new standard puts special emphasis on prevention systems and on the companies´ global commitment for the development of a culture of prevention and continuous improvement in this field. This new norm goes beyond health and safety traditional topics, making also reference to broader issues, such as labor welfare.

The new ISO 45001 standard replaces the previous OHSAS 18001:2007 standard, currently the most widespread for Health and Safety at Work management. The ISO body has introduced a 3-year transition period for companies to upgrade their certifications. Alstom is the first one to be certified in the Spanish market and is also one of the first globally.

Obtaining ISO 45001 guarantees that the company has implemented, among other requirements, a high-level structure with an adequate context analysis, as well as a clear focus on risks and opportunities for Workers’ Health and Safety management.

From left to right, Laura Lázaro (Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Policies Manager Alstom Spain), Carlos Navarro (Head of Sales DNV GL) Boris Symchowicz (Managing Director of the Signalling and Infrastructures Unit at Alstom Spain), Ana del Rio (Senior Auditor ISO 45001 DBV GL) and Antonio Almodóvar (Regional Sales Manager DNV GL).