BS OHSAS 18001 – Occupational health and safety is a management task
Taking good care of your employees is one of the essential goals of your organization. With the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system according to BS OHSAS 18001, you fulfill both your own demands and legal requirements on workplace safety. DQS offers the comprehensive assessment of your management system, concluding in the issuance of a certificate. A management system according to BS OHSAS 18001 is fully compatible with ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environment), and thus well suited to being part of an integrated management system.
A standard with many advantages
With an occupational health and safety management system according to the international standard BS OHSAS 18001, you optimize your operational processes with regards to workplace safety and the health of your employees.
This has positive effects throughout your organization: lower accident and illness rates among employees results in reduced costs. Your employees’ safety awareness is increased through the implementation of corresponding measures. And as an organization, you gain legal certainty.
Your demonstrably improved workplace safety performance enhances the image of your organization and creates competitive advantages for you on the market.
The requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 follow the PDCA cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act), using the following criteria: workplace safety policy, hazard identification, risk appraisal and control of risk, legal and other requirements, objectives, program, structure and responsibility, training/awareness and ability, guidance, collaboration and communication, documentation/control of documents and data, control of operational processes, emergency preparedness and measures, performance measurement and monitoring, internal audit and management review.
How it works
You can have your management system audited comprehensively according to all of the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001 – or based on individual aspects or processes. In both cases, we will show you the strengths of your systems, potential for improvement, and we will summarize the results in a written report.
A successful, comprehensive system audit will be confirmed by the issuance of a certificate. On request, we can also regularly audit individual aspects of your organization.
The new Norm ISO 45001:2018 brings a high-level structure for easy integration with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 or other ISO norms, setting benchmarks that apply across political, economic and social barriers related to the prevention of injury and ill health into organizations. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has specified a three-year transition period, starting from the date of publication of ISO 45001.
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