OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety


OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health And Safety Management

Show your commitment to your employees’ safety by getting OHSAS 18001occupational health and safety management certification (OSHAS).

Even though you may already take the health and safety of your employees seriously, your business still needs to  meet certain obligations and have proof of this compliance.  The OHSAS 18001 is the minimum requirement for ensuring a safe workplace.

What is OHSAS 18001?

The OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety management system (OSHAS)  which has been designed to help businesses develop health and safety objectives and implement practices. The system provides a structured and methodical approach for identifying risks and then eliminating them.

The standard is compatible with EMS and other international management systems.

Key elements

  • Defining an appropriate occupational health and safety policy suitable for the business
  • Identifying safety risks and determining legal requirements which the business must comply with
  • Setting up objectives and goals that are aimed at continual improvement
  • Implementing and managing practices that control and minimise the risks
  • Monitoring the system and taking corrective actions
  • Reviewing the system, evaluating its performance and improving it if necessary

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With the OHSAS 18001 standard, you can

  • Maintain a safer and healthier work environment:  Implementing OHSAS 18001 standard will  help  reduce accidents and injuries at your workplace, contributing to safer and healthier environment.
  • Decrease downtime: Ill and injured employees decrease productivity levels. The OHSAS 18001 is aimed at safety, ensuring that all of your employees will work in a safe environment.
  • Decrease costs: Implementing this standard can protect your business from legal actions and limit/eliminate fines. Additionally may allow you to get lower insurance premiums.
  • Boost employee morale:  With the implementation of this standard , It has been consistently proven that workforce delivers a better performance.
  • Demonstrate your commitment: Implementing an OHS management system  shows that you are committed to the safety of your employees.
  • Earn credibility: The OHSAS 18001 builds your credibility by ascertaining that your business follows a standardised occupational health and safety management system.

Is the OHSAS  18001 OSHAS suitable for your business?

The OHSAS 18001 standard can be applied to all organisations of any size and belonging to any industry.

Next steps?

Sustainable Certification™ can help your business demonstrate your commitment to a safer workplace. We’ll perform a gap analysis and prepare a report which will help you in modifying your processes. Once you meet the requirements, we’ll move forward with the OHSAS  18001 certification process.

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