OHSAS 18001 is a British-based internationally accepted standard for the best occupational health and safety management system. This globally recognized standard for health and safety management, ensure that the organizations have a safe and secure health and safety system in place. Accidents are more likely to happen in specific sectors such as the construction and building industry. This certification addresses the issues to ensure safety in the work place where physical labor and heavy machinery are used.
As a company owner or department manager, it is your most important job to ensure the safety of staff. Due to a number of recent developments within the laws and regulations concerned with the safety issues of the employees, it has become pretty hard to stay updated. The certification helps companies in staying updated and maintaining the health and safety system on regular basis. It enables companies to regularly look into what updates are happening within the safety sector and industry. The certification helps companies in adapting and implementing the ongoing changes from time to time.
The certification process is not very complicated as it is not longer than forty-five days. When you hire us, our consultants and auditors visit your work place for an initial audit. After conducting the initial audit, we leave you with list of necessary changes to be made to your business, its processes and environment. When all changes are made, OHSAS 18001 certificate is issued to your business. Since it is important to maintain the routines, the certification requires an annual audit to ensure that the business is still complying with the requirements. During the annual audit, if it is found that your business no longer complies with the requirements, your company may lose the certification.
The workforce operating in a better and healthy environment is more efficient and more productive. OHSAS 18001 certified companies can successfully identify and control their health and safety risks on regular basis. Following are some of the major benefits of the certification: