OHSAS 18000 is an international standard for occupational health and safety Management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002. OHSAS 18001 standard helps in minimising potential risks to employees health & safety. OHSAS 18001 certification is suitable for all types of organisation willing to become more efficient in managing and reducing accidents in the workplace. OHSAS 18001 sets out a preventative and proactive approach which involves identifying workplace hazards and assessing and controlling risk.
The standard has been adopted by organisations of all sizes across a wide range of industry sectors. though particularly prevalent within construction and manufacturing, yet standard is highly applicable to service and other industries Certification to OHSAS 18001 results in optimal performance of an organisation's health and safety system by addressing issues such as injury prevention and defining clear employee responsibilities.
System to OHSAS 18001 can benefit from:
1- Reduced costs due to less incidences
2- Reduced risk of accidents
3- Improved shareholder confidence
4- Reduced insurance premiums
5- Proactive risk Management
6- Reduced loss of productive time
7- Improved confidence in operations
8- The connection of quality Management systems to organisational processes
9- Reduced Liability Claims
10- Prevention of prosecution
11- Valued public image
12- Better Management control