Organisations being prosecuted by the HSE for breaches of Health and Safety regulations are on the increase. It has never been more crucial for Organisations to monitor their working environment, ensuring adequate Health and Safety procedures are in place.
Over the last week alone, as a result of failings in the Management of Health and Safety, we have seen several people in Dorset exposed to Asbestos, one death as a result of a high fall in Northumberland, further injuries from falls at height near Nuneaton, enforcement action taken at 9 construction sites in North East London with 6 Prohibition Notices served requiring dangerous practices to stop immediately and further defective scaffolding on a building site in Lincolnshire.
With so many Health and Safety breaches happening across the UK, the OHSAS 18001 Standard for Occupational Health Safety Management is a valuable tool, enabling Organisation’s to:
- Reduce accidents
- Demonstrate legal and regulatory compliance
- Improve Health and Safety Management procedures
- Improve overall efficiency
- Minimise the risk of fines
- Enhance reputation/brand image
- Reduce insurance premiums
OHSAS 18001 Certification is an excellent way to communicate your Health and Safety commitment to clients/stakeholders and with 1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness in 2010/2011 resulting in 26.4 million working days lost, it couldn’t be more crucial for organisations to take action. Not only will compliant organisations be able to prevent accidents from happening, reducing sick leave and possible fines but they will also increase their productivity and reputation by ensuring key workers are healthy and available for work.
With QMS International plc Certification can usually be achieved in just 45 days. Having successfully issued more than 20,000 Certifications in 60 countries, our experience and expertise have enabled us to significantly reduce the time and cost typically associated with Certification, with fees starting from as little as £799 or £37.35 p/m (Excl. VAT).
So if you would like a no-fee, no-obligation discussion about OHSAS 18001 and the benefits for your organisation, call us today on 01603 630345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.