OHSAS 18001 – Health & Safety
OHSAS 18001 is the recognised specification for the management of Occupational Health and Safety. It was developed in response to industry demand for a standardised health and safety management system standard that could be externally assessed and certified. OHSAS 18001 isn’t a legislative requirement but it does enable organisations to identify pertinent legislation, control risks and improve performance.
Towards the end of 2016, OHSAS 18001 will be superseded by an international standard ISO 45001. This is currently being developed by The International Standards Organisation (ISO). It will have a similar structure and approach to other management systems, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, making it easier to implement and integrate. There will be a three year transition period for organisations to adopt ISO 45001 so if you are currently working to, or towards OHSAS 18001, you will have plenty of time to make any changes once the standard is published.
The benefits of implementing OHSAS 18001
Implementing OHSAS 18001 is a systematic way to discover and gain control of hazards resulting from the running of your business. It’ll help you demonstrate legal compliance, improve your safety culture and reduce insurance premiums. Working to OHSAS 18001 also demonstrates commitment to the wellbeing of your staff and enhances the reputation of your company.
Where do you begin?
Being tasked with getting OHSAS 18001 can be a daunting prospect. At Approachable Certification we’re very conscious of this and provide a number of ways to help you. Please visit our help with your certification section, or contact us so that we can guide you through the process.
Already have an OHSAS 18001 system in place?
If you currently have a management system that has addressed all the requirements of OHSAS 18001, the next step is to get it audited by a certification body. Then, provided you meet the requirements, you’ll be awarded with a certificate of registration that you can proudly use to promote and add credibility to your business. For a quotation for an audit please click here.
Approachable Certification aims to make the certification process as simple and pleasant as possible. Our auditor will be friendly, realistic and supportive and have practical knowledge of your industry sector.
If you already have an OHSAS 18001 certificate but are unhappy with your current certification body (perhaps because of their high fees or poor service), Approachable Certification will transfer your certification free of charge.
What’s the cost of an audit to OHSAS 18001?
Approachable Certification is committed to transparent pricing with fees based on a fixed daily rate. Criteria for the number of days required for a particular audit is specified by the accreditation body, UKAS, and depends on such factors as the size of your company and what it does.
Consequently, a few specific details are required to provide you with a competitive quotation. Please call us on 0161 667 6610, email us or tell us a bit more about what your organisation does on this quotation request form.
Why Approachable Certification?
Why choose Approachable Certification for your Certification Audit? Simple. We’re competitive, friendly and offer excellent customer service. Read more here.