What is OHSAS 18001?
OHSAS 18001 is a British Standard for health & safety management system specification.
OHSAS provides the structure to help companies identify and control occupational health & safety risks and demonstrate that they have systems in place for the effective management of the risks arising from their business activities.
What are the Benefits?
By having a clearly defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organisations are able to minimise risks to their workforce, visitors or external contractors on their premises and those of their clients.
Further benefits to be gained are:
- Reduced accidents
- Demonstrates commitment on safety to your employees, clients and prospective clients
- Increased market credibility
- Minimised risk of legal action
- Increased productivity
- Improved staff morale
IMSYST provide support and guidance which can take you to the level where you can achieve certification to this standard, through hands on support by a Chartered H&S Professional with proven experience in system implementation, on site requirements and getting the best out of people.
IMSYST can support you through the process from start to finish or if you have an existing system, carry out a gap analysis to identify areas for improvement, prior to any certification body audit.
Prepare for ISO 45001it is coming soon….
The new International Standard is due for release in 2017 and will replace BS OHSAS 18001.
IMSYST can implement the new standard for you or help you to transition, whatever your requirements we can help.
Day to Day Health & Safety Support
Even the most competent Health & Safety Managers need support from time to time, Pre-Qualification processes can be onerous and with the day to day work mounting an extra, efficient and knowledgeable pair of hands is sometime required.
IMSYST can provide occasional support or regular assistance as your Competent Person, whatever your requirements might be, I am a phone call away so contact me and we can start working on a solution for you.
For more information about Health and Safety at work, please view the HSE website here: www.hse.gov.uk