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OHSAS 18001 is the latest certification specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It is based on already published criteria such as BS 8800 and the Management
Regulations 1992. OHSAS 18001 is an audit/certification specification, not a legislative requirement or a guide to implementation.
OHSAS 18001 is part of OHSAS 18000, the generic name given to a family of international standards developed to provide a framework around which an occupational health and safety management system can effectively be implemented. It comprises two parts:
OHSAS 18001 is the auditable standard in the OHSAS 18000 family.
Why seek certification to OHSAS 18001?
Registration to OHSAS 18001 by an independent, third party, certification body demonstrates a commitment to implement, maintain and improve the way in which you manage your Health and Safety system.
Organisations registered to OHSAS 18001 can be more confident about meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation. The setting of targets through the Health and Safety policy, together with the ongoing measurement against it ensures a process of continual improvement.
How do you start to implement OHSAS 18001? What is involved?
Firstly, evaluate the Health and Safety needs of your staff and visitors. Start the process to gain OHSAS 18001 certification by completing our Free Quote form. Then identify the boundaries of your Health and Safety system and document your procedures for meeting the requirements of OHSAS 18001. Ensure these procedures are fully implemented, then audit and review them.
Once developed, internal audits are needed to ensure the system continues to be effective. Always bear in mind the need to conform to legislative requirements.
Assessment to OHSAS 18001
Having chosen a third party certification body for your audit, it will review your documentation to ascertain that it meets all the requirements of OHSAS 18001. This is followed at a later date by an audit to check that records are being kept and documented working practices are being followed.
After a successful audit, a certificate of registration to OHSAS 18001 will be issued. There will then be continual surveillance visits (usually once a year) to ensure that the system is maintained and continues to be effective.
Why choose Citrix Consultancy Services for your assessment?
Citrix Consultancy Services has an enviable record for customer satisfaction with its certification services. A friendly approach to audits and dislike of bureaucracy has led to unprecedented growth through referrals from contented clients. Auditors are also carefully allocated by their experience in the industry they are auditing. This results in a practical, meaningful audit, carried out in an air of mutual understanding. Citrix Consultancy Services firmly believes that any audit should benefit the organisation that requests it, not be an intellectual exercise to ‘please’ the auditor.
Joint OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 systems
There are several common elements between these three systems, such as management review, document control, corrective action and the requirement for trained personnel. These can be integrated into a single, joint system or a combination of any of the above. Audit of joint systems is available and may be the best method for some companies.
Integrated systems not only help an organisation internally, by reducing duplication and providing a centralised document control system, but may also offer cost benefits for your third-party audit.
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