Updated 2nd September 2016. Our leading OHSAS 18001 consultants assist organizations throughout the UK to obtain full certification. The management of Health and Safety is becoming a growing priority in the UK: recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive indicate that there were 173 fatalities in the period 2011/12, and although the figure is falling, there is constant pressure to continue this trend.
From the point of view of your own business, quite apart from the human cost involved, such incidents create bad publicity and subsequent loss of reputation, so it makes sound business sense to establish a safety management system
What is OHSAS 18001?
This certicate is intended to help businesses control occupational Health and Safety risks.
It was developed in response to a widespread demand for a recognised standard of certification, and actually works well with the ISO 14001 standard.
It is a framework that allows a business to consistently identify and control its Health and Safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents and legal issues, and improve overall performance.
Benefits of OHSAS 18001 certification
- Reduced risk of accidents and lower staff absence
- Reduced risk of citations and penalties
- Policy-driven performance improvements
- Compliance with Health and Safety legislation
- Potential reduced insurance premiums
- Increased access to new customers through an improved corporate image and reputation
- Increased staff awareness of Health and Safety
OHSAS 18001 Certification with JR Consultants
We will work with you to design, document, implement and operate a simple Health and Safety management system that meets all the requirements.
We will design the system around your existing Health and Safety practices where ever possible, including the completion of risk assessments as necessary. We will help you to establish the necessary controls to ensure you are in compliance with relevant legislation, help you to identify the areas of your business which do not comply to the 18001 standard, and redesign them with minimal disruption to your operation.
After the system has been implemented, we will recommend you for the initial audit visit from an external assessment body. We will then arrange for your system to be fully audited by one of our own auditors, and the final 1800 ISO external assessment will take place within 3 months of the initial audit visit (depending upon the external assessment body). Find out more about OHSAS 18001 certification
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