BS OHSAS 18001 for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)

When SMEs invest in BS OHSAS 18001 they get big benefits. Occupational health and safety management brings industry-recognized practices to your organisation and helps you identify safety risks and hazards so that you can manage them. That means small and large companies alike can get a safer workplace leading to better business performance.


Shaping BS OHSAS 18001 for SMEs

Small businesses that invest in BS OHSAS 18001 can achieve the same benefits as larger companies. We know that you may have tighter budgets and less time to manage the health and safety risks you face. And we know that those risks are as unique as the business you run. That’s why we provide packages that can be customized to include only the services and products you need – removing the unnecessary cost and complexity of achieving compliance with BS OHSAS 18001. We can help you identify and manage workplace risks, cut costs and reduce downtime, improve working conditions and motivate staff. BS OHSAS 18001 will keep you compliant with health and safety management best practice as well as legislation. And you’ll understand that investing in the highest occupational health and safety standards can give you bigger returns and a stronger footing in the marketplace.  



Training courses to get you started in BS OHSAS 18001

BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems can be adapted to organisations of all sizes and sectors. And our training is designed for all levels of experience.



Help us to shape standards

We’re open to suggestions for new standards and take these to consultation with industry associations or equivalent organizations. We make sure we get the standards right by working with representatives from consumer organizations; professional institutions; certification, testing and inspection bodies; educational establishments; research organizations; UK notified bodies; enforcement bodies; and government departments.  

Find out more by emailing or calling on +44 845 080 9000.


Why BSI?

The food industry impacts every person on the planet. Though what the world's population may eat may differ depending on the geography, wealth, age, gender and availability of goods, no other sector plays such a vital role in all of our day-today lives and culture. Economically, food represents 10% of global GDP (valued at US$48 trillion by the World Bank).

But the food sector also faces significant challenges. Each year, food-borne illness makes one in ten people ill and is the cause of death for millions around the world. Population growth projections and an increasing middle class suggest that the demand for food will increase 70% by 2050. And, consumers are increasingly conscious about what goes into their food, how it's made, its impact on ecosystems and where it comes from.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.