2. Occupational Health & Safety Assessment System (OHSAS 18001)

What is OHSAS 18001 ?

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series certification for health and safety management systems, which enables an organization to control occupational health and safety risks and to improve performance.  This is integrated in the work protection law, which states that work safety and health protection should be treated in one complete system.

OHSAS 18001 standard  is internationally accepted as a method of assessing and auditing occupational health and safety management systems. Developed by leading trade and international standards bodies, it provides a framework for organisations to instigate proper and effective management of health & safety in the workplace.

By having a clearly defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organisations are able to minimize risks in their workplace. The standard will enable organisations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.

Areas of  OHSAS certification:

  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls.
  • Legal and other requirements.
  • Objectives and OHS program(s).
  • Competence, training and awareness.
  • Emergency preparedness and response.
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001:2007

  • Improves productivity through reduction of workplace accidents.
  • Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance and to organize and self-regulate OHS efforts with legal compliance.
  • Credibility and image improved amongst stakeholders, customers and the public. This will increase access to new customers and business partners.
  • Legislative compliance and awareness – With OHSAS / SS 506, system ensures you are compliant with latest laws and legislation’s.
  • Helps to eliminate or minimize risks for stakeholders through identification of hazards and control measures to manage them. Prevent downtime or Cost related accidents.
  • Legislative compliance and awareness – With OHSAS / SS 506, system ensures you are compliant with latest laws and legislation’s.
  • Retaining employees by creating better workplace Culture.
  • To implement, maintain & continually improve your OHSMS and OHS performance.