What is OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety Assessment system)?
OHSAS 18001, Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (officially BS:OHSAS 18001) is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance
Benefits of OHSAS
Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety - Whether it is to clients, shareholders or your staff, by becoming OHSAS 18001 certified you are sending a clear message about how seriously you take safety in the workplace.
Increase productivity - By putting in new systems to reduce accidents you also reduce the risk of losing key workers through injury. This helps ensure disruption caused from accidents is kept low.
Minimise the risk of legal action - If you become OHSAS 18001 certified, you will have the systems in place to ensure you are compliant with the latest health and safety information.
Enhance your reputation and brand - The OHSAS certification demonstrates that you adhere to high standards with regards to health and safety ? enabling you to get ahead of competitors who have not achieved the standard.
Safety benefits by reviewing the procedures for controlling significant operations, including a review of emergency preparedness and response procedures, organizations are able to identify and implement significant safety improvements.