OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 Consulting

In these times of rising awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety, as well as increasingly strict legislation governing those areas, many organizations want to improve their OH&S practices and head off OH&S issues. Intermittent “reviews” or “audits,” conducted on an annual or semi-annual basis, can provide a snapshot assessment of an organization’s legal and policy compliance. However, these reviews are not sufficient to provide assurance that an organization will continue to meet its legal and policy obligations. To get that kind of guarantee, companies need a structured OH&S management system that works within their organization every day, not just a few times a year.

Designed by the British Standards Institution to provide uniform health and safety protections for workers worldwide, OHSAS 18001:2007 provides guidelines to identify and control health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance, and improve overall productivity within the context of a management system. An OHSAS 18001 management system can help your organization balance good OH&S practices with pressing socio-economic needs in a way that works for your organization and minimizes your legal and policy liability.

Basic Overview of ISO 18001 Consulting Process

PHASE I: Introductory Training, Process Mapping & Planning, Web QMS Deployment
PHASE II: Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control, Emergency Planning, Implementation & Operation
PHASE III: Training Deployment, Internal Audit, Management Review

What are the advantages of the standard?

  • One of the main advantages is that this standard eliminates the problem of employee retention by increasing the faith and trust within the employee’s.
  • It helps organization to recognize the company brand value in domestic and international markets resulting in more profit.
  • To win any of the government tenders it is one of the mandatory requirements that company has to be certified.
  • It streamlines your organization process resulting in increased process efficiency, increased chance of business from existing customers and more profit.

Who is it applicable to?

The OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard can be applicable on companies of any size, but it becomes crucial for especially large framework companies with heavy manual and work force tasks, or greater risk work environment. Its main aim is to ensure the health and safety of the employees. It proves that your operations are safe both for your employees and the surrounding environment.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Certification

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  • Increases employee safety consciousness and morale
  • Reduces accidents, claims, and lost work days
  • Increases preparation for regulatory checks
  • Reduces risk of citations and penalties
  • Registration of its OH&S management system by an external organization
  • Cuts healthcare costs through long-term preventione
  • Potentially reduces insurance costs
  • Provide working environment that is safe and secure
  • Improves corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

What kind of leadership and service do we offer?

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  • Initial hazard and risk assessment
  • Determination of legal and regulatory compliance needs and controls
  • Scope definition
  • OH&S Policy creation
  • OH&S Manual and procedures creation
  • Establishment of OH&S objectives
  • Documentation of OH&S job descriptions, including roles, responsibilities, accountabilities, and authorities
  • Assistance in documentation and processing of incident investigations, including root cause analysis

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