What is OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised ‘Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification’ standard. Implementing its management system will help you protect your employees. As well as lowering risks and reducing costly accidents across your business, it will ensure you comply with your legal obligations.


What is OHSAS 18001 certification?

OHSAS 18001 certification is an excellent way of demonstrating your commitment to the welfare of your employees, suppliers and customers. The independent assessment process verifies that your organisation has implemented a structured health and safety management system. This can increase stakeholder confidence, enhance your brand and give you a competitive advantage.

The OHSAS 18001 standard sets out what you need to do to achieve health and safety best practice. Our professional QMS consultants can guide you through the OHSAS 18001 implementation and certification process. This includes conducting the independent assessment to verify you have:

  • Implemented a robust health and safety management system
  • Conducted suitable planning and risk assessments
  • Improved health and safety training for employees
  • Raised employee awareness of the benefits of health and safety policies
  • Communicated the benefits of your safety management systems to stakeholders
  • Strengthened your ability to respond to emergency situations
  • Established performance monitoring and continual improvement processes.

What are the benefits of OHSAS 18001?

The benefits of OHSAS 18001 to your business could be substantial, from complying with changes in legislation to preventing accidents, cutting the cost of claims and protecting your employees. Implementing the standard’s management system will quickly help you reduce risks to your organisation. It includes processes for identifying hazards and establishing emergency procedures.

Making your organisation a safer place to work is good for productivity because it leads to fewer disruptive incidents. Demonstrating your commitment to health and safety also helps raise employee morale. While the flexible nature of the OHSAS 18001 management system will ensure you are able to adapt to future changes in legislation.


Who can benefit from OHSAS 18001?

The OHSAS 18001 standard is suitable for any organisation that wants to benefit from being a safer place to work. Whether you run a small business, a large PLC or a government organisation, OHSAS 18001 will make you more efficient by reducing accidents in the workplace.

Using an independent certification body like QMS to implement and assess your OHSAS 18001 management system is not only the most efficient way to benefit from the standard. It is also the most effective way to demonstrate your commitment to health and safety in the workplace.


Find out more about OHSAS 18001

At QMS, we spend less time creating complex document trails and more time building management systems that work for your business. Find out more about our OHSAS 18001 audit or contact us today to discuss your needs in confidence.