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OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety


One of the most impoartant issues facing companies is the provision of a secure and healthy working  environment for its employees. To achieve a safe and healthy workplace companies need to conduct planned and systematic appraisals of the work and work environment. This can lead to a competetive advanced through the reduced injuries and reduced lost time and an increased ability to meet customer deadlines. The ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards are focussed on quality and environmental mangement systems. Health and safety is covered by the OHSAS 18001 standard for workplace health and security.

The OHSAS 18001 standard sets out a structure which allows companies to actively manage workplace injuries and reduce the frequency in a systematic manner. This is turn can increase the company’s ability to meet legal legal requirements about management at workplace health and security.    

OHSAS 18001 has one purpose of identifying and controling risks through usual work processes and usual conditions that may exists. OHSAS 18001 foccuses on a contiual improvement of processes to support the workplace health and safety policy.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Certification

  • Assisting in compliance with national and international specifications, laws and regulations about workplace health and safety.
  • Increasing respectability of the company and ato gain a competetive advantage
  • Improving the quality of the workplace exprience for workers improving worker moral and the commitment to the values of the company
  • By managing health and security risks to the company and placing these under control by defining and determining the potential sources of harm and the management of conditions that lead to this.
  • Providing customer safety.
  • Decreasing the costs and time associated with adoption of new laws and regulations
  • Protecting the workplace from harm
  • Decreasing potential accidents and incidents
  • Setting in place a system to realise objectives that are appropriate in terms of applicable laws and regulations and management programmes.
  • Preparing action plans to deal with emergincies such as earthquake, fire floods etc and accidents or incidents that ocur
  • Reducing situations for in the likelihood of serious injurry, illness or death
  • Decreasing time lost and increasing effectiveness of the organisation by decreasing the number of accidents and the time lost for both the injured party and also the company in carrying out investigations
  • Improving the security culture of the organisations
  • Providing a dynamic and qualitative mechanism for danger and risk  management
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