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OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management


ohsas 18001

Introduction
OHSAS 18001 is generally accepted to all intents and purposes as the most robust Occupational Health and Safety Management System available to companies. OSHAS 18001 was originally prepared as a proposed ISO standard but it has never had the formal recognition as an international standard. Despite this OHSAS is internationally accepted as the Health and Safety equivalent as what ISO 9001 is to Quality and ISO 14001 is to the Environment.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 was built along the same lines as ISO management systems that emphasize effectiveness, efficiency and continual improvement from a management system. It focuses on:
1. It will place the company in an elite category of business & boosts acceptance & reputation nationally and internationally.
2. It satisfies the demands of current or prospective customers for registration.
3. Enables increased acceptance by regulators, the general public, and other interested parties. Companies that implement and maintain OHSAS 18001 are generally accepted as being proactive about Health & Safety.
4. Improves business performance. A well designed, well implemented OHSAS health/safety management system can help lessen workplace illness & injury.
5. Certification also provides a platform for attracting lower insurance premiums and proving due diligence to the marketplace
6. Allows better identification of hazards & risk management and an overall better awareness of Health and Safety.
7. Ensures compliance with all current legislation
8. Improves efficiency of operations by reduced accidents, danger & downtime
9. Improves management oversight. An effective management system incorporates monitoring & measurement of KPI’s in health/safety.
10. Facilitates continual improvement & employee morale, insurance costs, liability – not to mention simple human concern for welfare of others
11. Transforms your operation from detection mode to prevention mode.

For more information please contact Conor McHugh on 01-835 4084, 086 822 3016 or conormc@safetysolutions.ie