An Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System provides a framework for an organisation to identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, comply with legislation and improve operational performance.
OHSAS 18001 is the requirement standard for an OH&S Management Systems which was recently updated and adopted as OHSAS 18001:2007. The update reflects the learnings achieved from widespread use of the standard across the world and provides more emphasis on “Health” rather than just “Safety”. OHSAS 18001 requires an organisation to formally document the areas that are covered by their OH&S policy and to keep evidence that it is operating according to the requirements of the standard. It is relevant to any organisation that wants to conform to legislation and demonstrate to staff and stakeholders that it has systems in place to minimise and eliminate risks.
HELPS YOU TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING:
- Identify workplace hazards and implement effective preventive controls
- Prevent injury and ill-health among your workforce
- Reduce lost time accidents therefore cost saving
- Evaluation of compliance with legislative requirements
- Improves the safety culture
- Identify areas for training and competency requirements
- Improve productivity
- Assist with pre-qualification processes from your customers
- Promote corporate responsibility