What is OHSAS ?

OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification is an international standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within the workplace. Implementing the standard will send a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a priority within your organisation.

An increasing number of organisations are completing OHSAS 18001 certification as employers are under increasing pressure to ensure that a rigorous health and safety policy is in place which protects employees against possible occupational risks and reduces the likelihood of accidents in the workplace. By planning ahead an organisation can also identify health and safety risks and conform to health and safety legislation.

Key areas that will be assessed by OHSAS Certification :

  • Assessment of related risks.
  • Plans to minimise the risks.
  • Training and awareness to employees and workers
  • Communication of safety management system to all departments in the organisation.
  • Monitoring of the health and safety management system on a regular interval.
  • Improvement of the health and safety management system on a continuous basis.

Advantages of OHSAS 18001 Accreditation :

  • It helps in avoiding risks of delay in production.
  • It ensures a safe environment in the workplace for efficient working.
  • It reduces hazards at the workplace.
  • It helps in compliance of laws.
  • It is considered as ethical business practice .
  • It provides workers a sense of safety and security which eventually increases their productivity.
  • It demos organisation commitment towards safety of their employees.
  • It increases morale of the employees.
  • It guarantees implementation of a robust system that helps in continuous improvement of health and safety at workplace.