When you are running a busy company you have many demands on your time and issues requiring your attention.
The safety of your work practices will be under increasing scrutiny in today’s litigious business environment. You may consider your practices low risk, but without effective and systematic management of your Health and Safety responsibilities you risk significant financial charges, bad publicity, and even a personal jail sentence.
Health and Safety can be just another pressure, and in office or low risk environments it is especially easy to forget your day to day responsibilities for the welfare of those affected by your operations.
OHSAS 18001 helps by standardising the risks inherent in your activities and ensuring that legal requirements are met as part of your everyday opportunities. It introduces regular, but concise reporting, so you know where issues exist and need to be addressed and helps you to minimise them in a controlled manner, significantly reducing the risk of legal action should accidents and emergencies occur.
OHSAS 18001 gives you an agreed best practice template to help manage the risks and impacts of your operations. Independent certification against the standard shows your customers, peers, staff and insurers that you are taking your liabilities seriously and managing the risks and exposure of your business in a conscientious manner.
OHSAS 18001 makes effective management of Health and Safety risks a normal routine activity, drastically reducing your exposure and giving reliable evidence that you have addressed your legal responsibilities. The standard is based on the ISO framework, so is easily integrated into any ISO based management system which your business is already operating, such as ISO 9001 for Quality.
*Qualifying Criteria: single location, up to 30 employees, legally compliant practices are being followed. Please ask if you are not sure whether you qualify. All formal certification to ISO standards is performed by UKAS approved bodies who will invoice directly for auditing you and awarding of the ISO certificate.Contact us now