Occupational Health & Safety

OHSAS18001 is to change to ISO45001 October 2016

OHSAS 18001 (soon to be ISO45001) is the recognised British Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management.

From our experience caring employers want their staff to work safely, cause no injuries to themselves or any other third party and go home at the end of the day safe and unharmed. OHSAS18001 can assist with creating a safe working environment and create a safety culture within your company. 

What are the anticipated benefits of ISO/DIS 45001?

ISO/DIS 45001 brings occupational health and safety management and continual improvement into the heart of an organization. This new standard is an opportunity for organizations to align their strategic direction with their OH&S management system. In addition, there is an increased focus on improving occupational health and safety performance.
Our customers tell us they get multiple benefits as a result of implementing and adopting occupational health and safety management systems, such as:

  • Reduce work related injuries, ill health and death
  • Eliminate or minimize OH&S risks
  • Improve OH&S performance and effectiveness
  • Demonstrate corporate responsibility and meet supply chain requirements
  • Protect brand reputation
  • Motivate and engage staff through consultation and participation

Health & Safety and Your Business

Achieving OHSAS 18001/45001 makes a positive statement to both existing and to prospective customers about your commitment to reduction of accidents and that you have created a safe working environment and a safety culture within your company.
At the end of the day your customers do not want to engage others that might be prone to accident and injuries at their premises or sites. The result of such can be costly both in direct costs of lost time, court cases and fines but equally have a detrimental effect on the future of your business.

It is said that “any publicity is good publicity” but this is never the case with health and safety. The ongoing effect can put you out of business or in worst case scenario, you could end up in prison with a criminal conviction. Ongoing changes in legislation can now see Directors and Management of a company receiving heavy fines and in serious cases, prison for neglect of H&S within a business.

Our Approach

We have a 100% track record in achieving certification for our clients in the majority of cases on the first attempt. This is achieved either similarly to ISO9001 Certification or alternatively integrating with other Management System(s) if you have in place or are putting in place.

This approach keeps both costs and documentation to a minimum and combines activities such as Risk Assessments, Site Audits, Gap Analysis, Internal Audits, Management Review, etc.

For more information on how we can help you with your transition to ISO45001 or you require a quote to implement OHSAS into your business please call us on 0844 327 2688

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