If you run a business then the well-being and safety of your staff and customers should always be a priority. However health & safety legislation changes on a daily basis. This means that you need systems in place to make sure you keep abreast of your legal obligations and put processes in place to minimise workplace risks. OHASAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for best practice occupational health & safety management.

Whilst particularly prevalent within construction and manufacturing, the standard is highly applicable to service and other industries. By implementing OHSAS 18001 your organisation will be taking proactive steps to ensure it complies and stays up to date with appropriate legislation and becomes a safer place to work.

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Benefits of certification to OHSAS 18001…

  • Helps reduce the occurrence of accidents and incidences
  • Helps you stay abreast of relevant legislation and reduces the likelihood of prosecution and fines
  • Demonstrates a commitment to assuring the safety of employees and the wider public

Evolution of OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

OHSAS 18001 is due to be replaced by a new international standard ISO 45001 in late 2016.  The projected timeline for development and introduction of the new standard is identified below. Please click on the grey button to the right of the page for further details:

  •  May 2014: release of Committee Draft
  • Q4 2014: release of Draft International Standard
  • 2015: release of Final Draft International Standard
  • Q4 2016: release of ISO international standard 45001

 

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum

The SSIP Forum acts as an umbrella organisation facilitating mutual recognition between the myriad of Health & Safety schemes that are operating across the construction supply chain and related industries. Achieving certification to OHSAS 18001 with ISOQAR (SSIP Forum Member) can reduce the need to be repeatedly assessed under numerous schemes – click here to find out more.