OHSAS 18001 - Health & Safety Certification
Health and safety at work is an issue that affects every single business and organization – for example economically. In an increasingly competitive globalized economy a business cannotafford to lose time through workplace accidents or have its production processes interrupted. Accidents at work not only cost money, they are also bad for a company’s image.
Many organizations are implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect their workforce.
Utilizing the same approach as the environmental standard, ISO 14001, the aim of the OHSAS 18001 specification is to provide a framework for providing a safe and healthy working environment. In addition, the standard provides guidelines on how to integrate health and safety policies into your overall management system.
The following key areas are addressed by OHSAS 18001:
Creation of a Health and Safety Policy
Appreciation of your H&S issues and their potential impacts
Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
OHSAS management program
Structure and responsibility
Training, awareness and competence
Consultation and communication
Compliance with relevant legislation
Emergency preparedness and response
Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement
Some potential benefits of certification:
Shows a clear commitment providing a safe working environment
Delivers cost savings by minimizing risks to employees
Improved operational efficiency
ASYS international certification Approach to Certification
One of the fundamental cornerstones of our service is the desire to focus on adding real value to your business. Because of this ASYS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION will not only use an assessment team with a full understanding of the standard, we will provide a team with detailed knowledge of your sector and the environmental issues you face. ASYS INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION also understands that development and implementation of systems can be difficult so a number of current customers have benefited from pre-assessment audits or gap analysis days.