Occupational Health & Safety Assessment System (OHSAS 18001)

What is OHSAS 18001 ?

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation 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. OHSAS uses the prevention concept instead of cure. This is integrated in the work protection law, which states that work safety and health protection should be treated in one complete system.

The 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 minimise risks to their workforce and visitors or external contractors on their premises. The standard will enable organisations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety.

Key areas that will be assessed by OHSAS certification:

Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls

Legal and other requirements

Objectives and OHS program(s)

Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority

Competence, training and awareness

Communication, participation and consultation

Operational control

Emergency preparedness and response

Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement

Benefits of OHSAS-18001:2015

Improves productivity through reduction of workplace accidents

Prevents downtime or costs related to accidents

Potential reduction in the number of accidents

Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance

Demonstration to stakeholders of your commitment to health and safety

Helps to eliminate or minimize risks for stakeholders through identification of hazards and control measures to manage them

Credibility and image improved amongst stakeholders, customers and the public

Legislative compliance and awareness – With OHSAS / SS, system ensures you are compliant with latest laws and legislations

Demonstration of an innovative and forward thinking approach

Increased access to new customers and business partners

Better management of health and safety risks, now and in the future

Potential reduced public liability insurance costs

Improves productivity through reduction of workplace accidents

Prevents downtime or costs related to accidents

Helps to eliminate or minimize risks for stakeholders through identification of hazards and control measures to manage them

Credibility and image improved amongst stakeholders, customers and the public

Legislative compliance and awareness – With OHSAS / SS, system ensures you are compliant with latest laws and legislations

To prevent low morale owing to high accident rates

To sustain company business & profit

To organize and self-regulate OHS efforts with legal compliance

To eliminate / minimize / confine risks exposure of employees and other interested parties

To implement, maintain & continually improve your OHSMS and OHS performance

To assure and demonstrate to others – conformance to own OHS Policy

To project company image & to market-differentiate – with sales expansion and manpower stability