OHSAS 18001Health and Safety Management

Reduce health and safety risks, protect your employees and don’t break the law.

QMS is accredited to provide customers seeking an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System with certification to the latest internationally recognised OH&S Standard, ISO 45001 : 2018 (Published in March 2018). We therefore recommend that any customers seeking an OH&S certification visit the ISO 45001 Certification Page.

However, if you are still looking to obtain an OHSAS 18001 Certification, please do get in touch. Certification can be achieved in 45 days and our experienced consultants can even produce the OH&S Manual for you.

Why should I apply for OHSAS 18001 certification?

Every business is faced with the challenge of meeting health and safety obligations. OHSAS 18001 ensures your organisation, whatever its size or sector, meets those legal obligations, has the appropriate techniques in place to identify OH&S risks and makes workplace health and safety a priority.

Here are some benefits of using the OHSAS 18001 framework:

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    Reduce the risk of fines – The standard drives increased employee awareness of and compliance with legal OH&S obligations, minimising the risk of legal action

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    Improve your corporate image  – having best-practice OH&S measures in place to protect staff can increase stakeholders and interested parties’ confidence

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    Implement clear OH&S processes – Protect the health and well-being of your employees, sub-contractors and the general public by implementing clear processes that everyone can easily follow

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    Minimise employer liability – by adopting proactive rather than reactive controls

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    Reduce accident rates – the standard helps you to reduce accident/incident rates by identifying and minimising workplace hazards

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    Improve your incident investigation process – by identifying the potential causes of accidents within the workplace you can prevent repeat incidents

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    Increase employee motivation – by involving them in the process of creating a safer workplace and improving communication and training

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    Boost productivity – by preventing incidents that disrupt your business, reducing absenteeism and enhancing employee morale.

How businesses have benefitted from OHSAS 18001

How to get OHSAS 18001

Our OHSAS 18001 Consultants will make the process of gaining OHSAS 18001 certification as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary improvements to its processes.

Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step, we can even create your OHSAS 18001 Manual for you, clearly defining your documented information, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification, the Standard requires that an external audit is conducted each year to verify your contained compliance with its requirements. This helps to ensure your business continues to deliver the highest standards in health and safety management. Your first audit will take place one year after you receive your OHSAS 18001 certificate.

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How much does an OHSAS 18001 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, the location of your offices, and the number of employees you have. We will also need to know if you require ASCB or UKAS accreditation.

QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to OHSAS 18001 certification. That’s why we focus on making certification simple and straightforward. We save you money because we spend less time creating complex document trails and more time building a system that works for your business.

To find out how affordable OHSAS 18001 certification really is, please complete our Online Fee Calculator below to receive a bespoke quotation straight to your inbox.

How long will it take to get OHSAS 18001?

From your first consultation through to certification, the certification process can take as little as 30 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Through our award winning process we can save you both time and money by drafting your Occupational Health & Safety Manual for you.

For more details on what you need to do to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification, please download our implementation guide. Alternatively, you can use our OHSAS 18001 checklist to see what information you will need to provide to meet the OHSAS 18001 requirements.

Latest OHSAS 18001 news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how OHSAS 18001 works.