What is OHSAS 18001?

BS OHSAS 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system. It can help you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organization to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognized best practices.

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized standard used for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system. With the growing pressure from the regulatory bodies for accountability in recent years, certification is one very visible way of letting your stakeholders know you mean business when it comes to health and safety.

The benefits of OHSAS 18001 certification to your business?

Certification to OHSAS 18001 has a high return on investment, therefore delivers a range of benefits to your business, including as follows:

  • Reduced incident and accident rates and hence reduced insurance premiums
  • Improved performance monitoring and accident reporting
  • Better management of OH&S risks
  • Improved levels of compliance to health and safety legislation
  • Reduced likelihood of fines and prosecutions, which in turn leads to less regulator visits, thus providing financial benefit
  • Improved reputation and stakeholder satisfaction
  • A competitive advantage through participation in tendering process
  • Reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale, leading to increased productivity
  • improved health and safety culture - greater involvement and commitment from employees and the management team
  • Improved communication and training

BS OHSAS for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)

When SMEs invest in BS OHSAS 18001 they get big benefits. Occupational health and safety management brings industry-recognized practices to your organization and helps you identify safety risks and hazards so that you can manage them. That means small and large companies alike can get a safer workplace leading to better business performance.

Small businesses that invest in BS OHSAS 18001 can achieve the same benefits as larger companies. We know that you may have tighter budgets and less time to manage the health and safety risks you face. we know as well that those risks are as unique as the business you run. That’s why we provide packages that can be customized to include only the services and products you need – removing the unnecessary cost and complexity of achieving compliance with BS OHSAS 18001. We can help you identify and manage workplace risks, cut costs and reduce downtime, improve working conditions and motivate staff. BS OHSAS 18001 will keep you compliant with health and safety management best practice as well as legislation and you’ll understand that investing in the highest occupational health and safety standards can give you bigger returns and a stronger footing in the marketplace.

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