Getting started with OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety Management

OHSAS 18001 is the right choice when it comes to identifying and managing occupational health and safety risks and hazards – especially when you get started with us. We help you understand and apply OHSAS 18001 to your organization for safer working conditions, improved performance and new business opportunities.  


What is OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management?

Many organizations are implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect their workforce.

An OHSMS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows your organization to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001) is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. It was developed by a selection of leading trade bodies, international standards and certification bodies to address a gap where no third-party certifiable international standard exists. 

OHSAS 18001 has been designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, to help your organization meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient manner.


The following key areas are addressed by OHSAS 18001:

  • Planning for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • OHSAS management programme
  • Structure and responsibility
  • Training, awareness and competence
  • Consultation and communication
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement

OHSAS 18001 can be adopted by any organization wishing to implement a formal procedure to reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the working environment for employees, customers and the general public.


What are the benefits of OHSAS 18001?

In a competitive marketplace, your customers are looking for more than just keen pricing from their suppliers. Companies need to demonstrate that their businesses are managed efficiently and responsibly and that they can provide a reliable service without excessive downtime caused by work-related accidents and incidents
Certifying your OHSAS 18001 management system enables your organization to prove that it conforms to the specification and provides the following benefits:
  • Potential reduction in the number of accidents 
  • Potential reduction in downtime and associated costs 
  • Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance 
  • Demonstration to stakeholders of your commitment to health and safety
  • Demonstration of an innovative and forward thinking approach 
  • Increased access to new customers and business partners 
  • Better management of health and safety risks, now and in the future 
  • Potential reduced public liability insurance costs

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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 80,000 clients in 172 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