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OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001 (OHSAS ISO 18001) - What is it?

OHSAS 18001 is the latest certification specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

  • OHSAS 18001 is a framework which allows organisations to identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce accidents, assist legislative compliance and improve overall performance.
  • OHSAS 18001 ensures that organisations meet their health and safety responsibilities in an efficient manner.

What benefits can OHSAS ISO 18001 bring?

  • Reduces risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to harmful activities involved with your organisation.
  • Ensures compliance with the latest legislations.
  • Gains a competitive advantage by demonstrating commitment to health and safety of stakeholders.
  • Reduced costs for insurance premiums, compensation or penalties for breach of legislation.
  • Ensures conformity to a specific OH&S policy

Our Services

Throughout the process of ISO 18001 implementation to accredited third party certification an allocated assessor will be available to assist and answer questions about ISO 18001 requirements giving complete peace of mind. Organisations use Brunel Management so that they can get on with running their business and the implementation can go ahead with minimal negative impact.

Brunel Management provides:

  • OHSAS 18001 management manuals specific to our customers.
  • Forms and records which are needed but not currently in use.
  • Risk assessments
  • Internal audit assistance
  • Management review guidance

These services enable our customers to move forward on their own after the certification.

In today's uncertain and highly competitive marketplace your company needs to demonstrate that it is managed efficiently and responsibly and is able to provide a dependable service without unnecessary downtime caused by work-related ill-health, injury and incidents.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 management system from Brunel Managment will enable you to prove that your business conforms to legislation and offers the following benefits:

  • Improved access to new business partners and new customers
  • Clear expression to stakeholders of your companies commitment to health and safety
  • Demonstration of an innovative and forward thinking approach
  • Enhanced management of health and safety risks, now and into the future
  • Prospective reduction in public liability insurance expenses
  • Prospective reduction in ill health, injury and incidents
  • Prospective reduction in downtime and the associated costs
  • Clear display of legal and regulatory obligation and subsequent compliance

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is 'The' internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 was developed by a group of leading trade bodies along with ISO to address the lack of a viable third-party certifiable international standard.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 has been designed to work along side the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) and will help ensure your organisation meets its health and safety obligations in a competent and structured manner and is the internationally recognised assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems.
Implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Assurance System (OHSAS) as part of your company's management strategy will enable you to directly address changing legislation and protect your employees and customers.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will provide you with a flexible framework that will allow your business to constantly identify and manage its health & safety risks, reducing the potential for accidents and aid compliance to legislation, thus improving overall performance and promoting a safe and healthy working environment.

The key areas addressed by BS OHSAS 18001 are:

  • Structure and responsibility
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement
  • Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Record Keeping
  • Staff Training, awareness and competence
  • Consultation and communication
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Legislation & Regulatory compliance


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