AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management Systems

Health and safety in the workplace is a key issue for every organization. An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) can help you protect yourself and your employees – this is a framework that will allow you to identify and control your health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents and ensure you are complying with relevant Health & Safety legislation.

AS/NZS 4801 set out the requirements you’ll need to meet for an effective health and safety management system. Based on established Health & Safety standards, they are designed to work for organizations of all sizes and from across all sectors.


Who is it relevant to?

AS/NZS 4801 are aimed at organizations committed to staff and workplace safety, whether you currently have no measures in place or want to improve your existing Occupational Health and Safety Systems.

Every year, millions of workers are injured or lose their lives globally. In Australia, over the past 10 years, some 2,596 workers have been killed while working*. To reduce their risks, companies of all sizes and in all sectors need to put in place a robust safety management system.

AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 are suitable for organizations that want to set up formal procedures to manage health and safety risks.

 

*Safe Work Australia estimate



Benefits of AS/NZS 4801

Certifying your company’s Health and Safety Management System means that a third party, such as BSI ensures that we look at your application from an independent angle and that our experienced and professional Client Managers will bring their industry knowledge to bear and help your organization to benchmark its systems against a proven standard.

  • A safer workplace - An OHSMS enables you to identify hazards, assess risks and put the necessary risk control measures in place to prevent accidents
  • Stakeholder confidence - An independently assessed OHSMS tells your stakeholders that you have met a number of legal and regulatory requirements, giving stakeholders confidence in your organization. You also avoid the bad publicity that goes with workplace accidents
  • Morale - Implementing AS/NZS 4801 shows a clear commitment to the safety of your staff and can contribute to a more motivated, efficient and productive workforce
  • Reduced costs - Fewer accidents means less expensive downtime for your organization. AS/NZS 4801, SafetyMAP also improves your insurance liability rating
  • Training - An OHSMS also highlights whether or not your employees are competent for the task they are performing, which impacts on training and teamwork. The regular assessment process will help you continually monitor and improve your Health & Safety performance

Popular training courses for Safety certification

We use accelerated learning techniques to make sure you fully understand occupational health and safety. And we put your learning into context with a blend of classroom teaching, workshops and interactive sessions.


Why choose us?

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 72,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

Our clients choose us:

  • For our unique client management structure
  • For our expertise
  • For our integrity
  • Because we are performance minded
  • For our expert assessors