OHSAS 18001 Checklist

Our consultants use the OHSAS 18001 audit checklist during the QMS certification process, to check that you are compliant with the standard.

Full compliance is necessary before we can award your certificate. The audit checklist covers the five main areas of the OHSAS 18001 manual, as follows:

1) Occupational Health and Safety Policy

  • Does your organisation have a health and safety policy?
  • Does it clearly state your intent and commitment to improving health and safety?
  • Does the policy include:
    • Statement of Intent
    • Responsibilities
    • Structures
    • Arrangements

2) Assessing and Planning

  • Have you identified issues with your internal and external procedures that are relevant to OHSAS 18001 certification?
  • Have you conducted a risk assessment of your business activities to ensure your records are accurate and can control potential risks?

3) Implementation and Operation

  • Have you developed and implemented processes in line with your health and safety objectives?
  • Are all stakeholders, managers and employees fully aware of the legal requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard?
  • Are all stakeholders, managers and employees fully aware of the systems and processes you have introduced to implement the OHSAS 18001 standard?
  • Have you communicated all roles and responsibilities clearly to managers and employees?
  • Have you provided sufficient resources to implement the standard effectively?
  • Do you maintain records for LOLER examinations on lifting equipment, operational licences for vehicles, and other similar safety checks?

4) Checking and Corrective Action

  • Are you monitoring and measuring your health and safety performance?
  • Are you conducting internal audits, site audits, equipment inspections, and testing?
  • Are you recording and storing the results of these monitoring activities for future analysis?
  • Do you have a process for reporting accidents, incidents, and near-misses?
  • Does your reporting process include suitable follow up procedures and, if required, reference to RIDDOR 2013 guidelines?

5) Management Review and Continual Improvement

  • Do senior managers know they have a legal responsibility for reviewing the organisation’s Health and Safety policies and procedures?
  • Have you appointed a senior manager to lead on Health and Safety in the organisation?
  • Does your Health and Safety lead manager support continual improvement?
  • Have you integrated the OHSAS 18001 requirements into your business processes and wider strategic aims?

For more information on the QMS audit process, please contact us today.

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