What is OHSAS 18001?
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised standard for the management of health and safety within your business. By implementing a health and safety management system, your business
demonstrates a clear desire to improve the health and safety in your company by setting measureable objectives.
The standard applies to any business that sees health and safety as key to their business and wants to eliminate or minimise H&S risks to their employees.
What are the benefits of OHSAS 18001?
The implementation of an OHSAS 18001 Management System will enable your company to realise a variety of benefits:
- Reduced Operating Costs – reducing accidents and ill health and therefore down-time
- Better Risk Management – through a better understanding of the risks in your business, potential incidents and improved control methods
- Win More Business – by where health and safety management is a requirement of tenders, 18001 shows a real commitment.
- Legal Compliance – understand your legal requirements, the impact on your business and how to meet them
Why a UKAS certified system?
A UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) certified health and safety management system shows a commitment to maintain and improve health and safety in your business.
It shows that the quality system is effective, satisfying the requirements of an external, and more importantly, independent audit.
It will give your company a competitive advantage by enhancing the company image from customers and employees and giving you a marketing edge.
Integrated Management Systems
OHSAS 18001 is designed to be directly compatible with the other management system standards, including ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment). The standards can be combined to form an integrated management system and SGR can advise and guide you on the best route forward for your business.