OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. By implementing its best-practice processes, you can help your company identify and control its health and safety risks.
Achieving OHSAS 18001 certification demonstrates that your company is committed to reducing accidents, complying with the law and improving its overall health and safety performance. This can lead to increased employee, customer and stakeholder confidence in your management systems. It can also enhance your company’s brand and give you a competitive advantage.
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:
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
Improve your corporate image – having best-practice OH&S measures in place to protect staff can increase stakeholders and interested parties’ confidence
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
Minimise employer liability – by adopting proactive rather than reactive controls
Reduce accident rates – the standard helps you to reduce accident/incident rates by identifying and minimising workplace hazards
Improve your incident investigation process – by identifying the potential causes of accidents within the workplace you can prevent repeat incidents
Increase employee motivation – by involving them in the process of creating a safer workplace and improving communication and training
Boost productivity – by preventing incidents that disrupt your business, reducing absenteeism and enhancing employee morale.