Implementation of OHSAS 18001
What are the steps to certified health and safety management?
1. Getting started
BS OHSAS 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety management system and is the right choice when it comes to identifying and managing occupational health and safety risks and hazards. It helps you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organisation to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognised best practice.
OHSAS 18001 provides guidance to help you design your own health and safety framework – allowing you to bring all relevant controls and processes into one management system and it can be adapted to all sizes and types of organisations to help eliminate or minimize operational risks and hazards. It is designed to help you create the best possible working conditions for your organisation – helping you to meet legal, industry and customer requirements.
We help you understand and apply BS OHSAS 18001 to your organisation for safer working conditions, improved performance and new business opportunities. Contact us to discuss the best way to get started with OHSAS 18001 and discover how health and safety management is the right choice for your business.
BS OHSAS 18001 doesn’t just protect your staff – it also reassures stakeholders that you take corporate responsibility seriously and can give you an extra competitive edge. Every organisation has different hazards and risks and each one is at a different stage with their health and safety management. This is why we propose customised OHSAS 18001 packages which include only the products and services that your business actually needs, helping you to cut the cost of unnecessary products or services and to hone in on your specific health and safety challenges.
We will work with you develop an OHSAS 18001 Project Plan which utlilizes the systems you already have in place and focuses on the elements you are missing. In close collaboration we will help you to identify and minimize health and safety hazards and risks to reassure staff and customers, enhance brand and image, and achieve preferred supplier status.
Raise standards for your staff and customers with certification in health and safety best practice based on the best benchmark for occupational health and safety management. We make the BS OHSAS 18001 certification process simple – first you apply, then we appoint a consultant who will guide you and your organisation through the following steps:
Pre-certification audit. First we review your readiness for assessment by checking if all the necessary OHSAS 18001 procedures and controls have been developed. Where we find gaps, we work with you to close them. Once all requirements are in place, we then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to ensure that they are effective as required for certification.
Certification and beyond. When you have passed the certification audit you will receive a OHSAS 18001 certificate which is valid for three years. Your consultant will stay in touch during this time, making timely visits to review your system to maintain its effectiveness and exploit opportunities for improvement.
4. Maintaining and improving
You have OHSAS 18001 certification and now you need to maintain and improve it. Access our resources which can help you get the most out of your OHSAS 18001 certification. For example, keep your skills relevant with our training courses. This together with support from your consultant and timely reviews will help your organisation to stay compliant, competitive, and continually improving. Our OHSAS 18001 courses include the following:
- Understand the requirements of OHSAS 18001
- Learn how to develop your own health and safety management system
- Get equipped to develop your health and safety management system
- Deliver OHSAS 18001 certification
- Take the next step in implementing your OH&S management system
- Create confidence in your management system and build your safety culture
- Become a qualified internal auditor
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Whether you’re starting the certification process, scoping out your health and safety management system or just need to discuss options for your organisation, contact our expert team to guide you through the process.