BS OHSAS 18001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
This occupational health and safety assessment is an internationally British standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to aid all kinds of organisations by establishing (or maintaining) sound occupational health and safety performances. Organisations shall establish, implement and maintain a procedure for ongoing hazard identification, risk assessment and determination of necessary controls whilst continually trying to improve.
What do I need to do?
Firstly, contact Clear Quality by phone or fill out a form. We can set up a no obligation meeting, face-to-face with a friendly advisor. We seek to explain clearly the requirements of ISO 18001 and explain the steps required to reach the standard.
As top management, the first step will be setting out what you wish to deliver. The health and safety policy should simply and effectively state these aspirations and communicate such commitments to interested parties. We offer support throughout this process. Some thoughts to consider when developing your health and safety policy may be:
• What are you trying to achieve through a OHSAS management system?
• What hazards and risks do you want to address?
• What positive OHS attributes can you promote in your policy?
• Shall we develop a standalone document or integrate it into other polices?
• Does your policy address a commitment to continuous improvement and is this in compliance with the relevant legislation?
• Is there a mechanism in place to periodically review the policy?
• Along with the policy, you will create and maintain procedures to identify significant environmental aspects and their associated risks and opportunities.
You will also need to establish a clear process and set of procedures to ensure compliance is consistent with the health and safety policy, including legal and other requirements. Objectives and targets will need to be documented and must be consistent with the goals of the health and safety policy, including continual improvement and risk assessment. All relevant documentation should be made easily available and useable in either print or electronic version and communicated throughout your business. Organisations must continually monitor and document their health and safety effects, periodically reviewing them to ensure continual improvement and the effectiveness of the QMS. Management is responsible for an internal review of the QMS on a regular basis.
What are the benefits to my organisation?
• Minimize the risk of production delays.
• Provide a safe environment for business.
• Demonstrate your commitment to maintain an effective health and safety policy.
• Provide a robust system to maintain and continually improve health and safety.
• Minimize down time through accidents.
• Full compliance to legislation avoids legal problems.
• Cost saving from public liability insurance premiums.
• Improve reputation and increase business opportunities.
• Demonstrate your commitment to meet legal obligations.
How can clear quality help?
Our dedicated and qualified consultants will support you and your business every step of the way in creating, implementing and managing the perfect quality management system to suit your individual business needs and objectives. We ensure compliance to the requirements of the international standards and work with you to continually improve the quality across your provision.
Contact Clear Quality today for a free no obligation chat.