OHSAS 18001

An OHSAS 18001(Occupational Health and safety) standard helps organization to control the health and safety risks. This provides a framework for an organization how to reduce the accidents and identify and control its health and safety risks comply with legislation and improve operational performance. Our company is situated in the UAE and provides consulting, certification and audit services of OHSAS 18001 to our clients.

The international standard has recently updated and adapted OHSAS 18001:2007. This standard can be apply to any organization but it especially work for those companies who have large work force and high risk environments. The specification has been designed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management system standards.

The benefits of implementing a systematic and effective OHSAS management system include the following:

  • Reducing the number of personnel injuries through prevention and control of workplace hazards.
  • Reducing the risk of major accidents.
  • Ensuring a well-qualified and enthusiastic workforce by fulfillment of the increasing expectations of your employees.
  • Reducing the material loss caused by accidents and in production interruptions.
  • Reducing insurance costs as well as reducing costs due to absence of employees.
  • Serving the possibility for an integrated management system including quality
  • environment and health and safety.
  • Ensuring that appropriate legislation is addressed and acted upon.
  • Meeting the increasing importance of OH&S for public image.

The elements of OHSAS 18001 include:

  • Policy and commitment.
  • Hazard identification
  • risk assessment & risk controls.
  • Legal requirements
  • Objectives & Programs.
  • Organization & personnel.
  • Training
  • Communication & Consultation.
  • Documentation & records.
  • Operational Controls.
  • Emergency Readiness.
  • Measurement & monitoring.
  • Accident & incident investigation
  • corrective & preventive action.
  • Audit & Review.

What are the benefits of OHSAS 18001?

It helps organization for measuring and control to manage the risks associated with their activities like:
  • Reduce accidents.
  • Increase productivity.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety.
  • Minimize the risk of legal action.
  • Enhance your reputation and brand.