Implementing BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management

BS OHSAS 18001 does more than protect your staff – it reassures stakeholders that you take corporate responsibility seriously, and can provide you with a competitive edge. Work with us to build an occupational health and safety management system that will get the best results from safer working conditions.  


Are you ready for implementation?

Every organization faces different hazards and risks. And each organization is at a different stage with their health and safety management. That’s why we offer customized packages to help you put health and safety first. A BS OHSAS 18001 package can include only the products and services that your business needs. This helps you to cut the cost of unnecessary products or services, and overcome the particular health and safety challenges you face.

We’ll help you shape an OHSAS 18001 Project Plan with the systems you already have in place. And we’ll help you to identity and minimize health hazards and safety risks – while reassured staff and customers, enhanced brand and image, and preferred supplier status become part of your future.


Top tips for implementing BS OHSAS 18001

  1. Get commitment and support from senior management.
  2. Engage the whole business with good internal communication.
  3. Compare existing health and safety management practices with OHSAS 18001 requirements.
  4. Get staff and supplier feedback on current health and safety management.
  5. Establish an implementation team to get the best results.
  6. Map out and share roles, responsibilities and timescales.
  7. Adapt the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard to your business.
  8. Get staff involved with training and incentives.
  9. Share OHSAS 18001 knowledge and encourage staff to train as internal auditors.
  10. Regularly review your OHSAS 18001 system to make sure you are continually improving it.  


How to get certified to ISO/IEC 20000-1

ISO/IEC 2000-1 Service Management system certification should be hassle-free. You’ll be appointed a BSI Client Manager, a trusted expert with relevant industry experience to your business, who can guide you through the process.

The steps to ISO/IEC 20000-1 certification:

1. ISO/IEC 20000-1 gap analysis

An optional service which takes place before your assessment visits. We’ll take a closer look at your existing information security management system and compare it with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard. It’s a really cost effective way to check if there are any areas you need to work on before we carry out a formal assessment.

2. Formal assessment

A two-stage process. First your BSI Client Manager will review your organization’s readiness for assessment by checking if the necessary ISO/IEC 20000-1 procedures and controls have been developed in your organization. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. Next, if all the requirements are in place, we’ll assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification of ISO/IEC 20000-1. 

3. Certification and beyond

When you achieve certification you’ll receive your BSI ISO/IEC 20000-1 certificate which is valid for three years. Your BSI Client Manager will visit you regularly to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but it continually improves and adds value to your organization.