OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management
It covers everything from handling the most hazardous of substances to how to ensure that employees sit at their desks without unnecessary strain.
Much of what is covered by OHSAS is required by law, and gaining certification helps to keep up and comply with the constantly evolving legislation in this area. It also protect your most valuable asset – your staff.
To demonstrate compliance, you’ll need to create and maintain two registers:
- A list of current health and safety legislation applicable to your company.
- A list of risks and hazards faced by each of your staff.
It is a legal requirement that all companies that employ staff have to assess potential risk and take steps to ensure the safety of employees.
The formal approach laid out by OHSAS 18001 ensures that nothing is overlooked and, verified by third party assessment, provides reassurance to the Board that everything is being done to meet the organisation’s legal and moral requirements.
Maintaining the safety of employees is, of course, high on the list of every organisation and this standard is achievable by all businesses, regardless of size or industry.