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ISO 18001: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARD

Occupational health deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards

Since the industrial revolution took place, the matter of occupational health and safety has become a major concern. It has become necessary for every organization to enforce systems and standards to help lower the risk of work place injuries and fatalities to avoid costly penalties. In a competitive marketplace, it is a mandate practice that companies need to demonstrate that their businesses are managed efficiently and responsibly and that they can provide a reliable service without excessive downtime caused by work-related accidents and incidents.

Therefore, a recognizable standard which addresses the major occupational health and safety management system against which management systems can be assessed has been implemented. Through this, it has been observed globally that workplace fatalities have been reduced to a greater extent and occupational injury and illness rates have declined.

WHAT IS OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS 18001 is an international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment devised for any company in any industry that wants to take a pro-active approach to reduce health and safety risks by developing occupational health and safety policies/objectives. The standard offers a frameworkto recognize, control, and decrease the risks associated with health &safety within your organization and to set performance-based criteria for a managed safety and health system.An OHSAS 18001 Standard Implementation proves that your management system has been measured against a best practice standard and found compliant.


Occupational Health and Safety Management systems certification to OHSAS 18001 is a strong sign of your organization’s commitment to your employees’ health and safety. Its aim is to ensure worker safety and health by controlling occupational health and safety risks to improve organization performance andencourages continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Nowadays, the importance of effective occupational health & safety management is recognised by employees, customers, suppliers, contractors, regulatory agencies, insurers, and stakeholders alike, and is increasingly becoming a primary concern to interested parties.

Some of the key benefits of implementingOHSAS 18001 systems to your organization include:

OHSAS 18001:2007 TRAIB CERT certificate issued is accredited. The certificate is issued for the period of 3 years after successful completion of pre–assessment and registration (Final) assessment.

WHY OHSAS 18001 IS NECESSARY?

OHSAS 18001 enables companies to control health and safety risks while promoting employee wellbeing and a safe working environment. Failure to manage health and safety can result in serious incidents as well as putting staff well-being at risk, putting businesses into substantial financial penalties, criminal and civil prosecution and loss of reputation.Implementation of an OHSAS 18001 compliant OH&S MS enables an organization to develop a policy and objectives which take into account applicable legal requirements, and it applies to those occupational health and safety aspects that the organization can control and influence. It is to be noted that OHSAS 18001 does not state specific performance criteria, or give detailed specifications for the design of a management system. Instead, the system is geared towards reducing and preventing accidents and accident-related loss of lives, resources, and time.

The basic occupational health and safety management system elements are:

However the extent of application of the certification will depend on factors like the occupational health and safety policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, and the conditions under which it operates.

WHY SHOULD YOU GET OHSAS 18001 CERTIFIED

The standard is applicable to organizations of all sizes and type who wish to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other stakeholders who may be exposed to OH&S risks associated with its activities. This standard can be implemented by the industry, who wishes to;

  • Establish, implement, maintain and improve an Occupational health and safety management systems,
  • Assure itself of conformity with its stated Occupational Health & Safety policy
  • Enjoy higher confidence among customers, suppliers, employees, authorities and investors.
  • Demonstrate conformity with OHSAS 18001:2007

Many organizations implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as a fundamental part of their risk management strategy to address changing legislation and protect their workforce and other persons working under their control. The standard provides a process driven approach to controlling and monitoring risks that can arise from the company’s day to day activities. The standard focuses on principles that are broadly applicable to organizations of all sizes and types and is designed to address occupational safety, health and safety management, safety measures, health and safety requirements, environment (workplace), accident prevention, handling dangerous materials, quality management health and safety, and much more!

Some of the key reasons to have your organization register for OHSAS 18001 certification are:

  • Reduce risk of serious incidents, financial penalties, loss of reputation and legal costs
  • Help you demonstrate to regulators, customers and other stakeholders that the organization is committed to best practice in health and safety management
  • Ensures you to identify and understand legal requirements
  • Help deliver measurable objectives and a structured risk assessment
  • Reduce accidents, stress and occupational sickness
  • Enhance your reputation as an employer of choice
  • Improve staff morale and productivity.
  • Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)

BENEFITS OF GETTING OHSAS 18001 CRETIFIED:

It is very essential to maintain their Health and Safety Management principles and also to upkeep reputation in the global scene. Companies with the above systems have the necessary marketing edge and its helps them to stay in front when it comes to Employee Protection. Some of the key benefits of certified for OHSAS 18001 are:

  • By complying to the systems, you are safeguarding your business and providing your customer, supplier and stakeholders with confidence that you are aware and capable of managing OH&S issues
  • Capitalising on an improved business performance by providing the tools for competitive advantage through the establishment of a responsible image within the marketplace
  • Deployment of method for continual improvement of the occupational health and safety management system.
  • Improving management commitment and employee involvement
  • Providing ways to measure the effectiveness of a health and safety program
  • Improving worker protection by eliminating serious hazards thereby reducing worker risk of death, injury and illness on the job
  • Being able to obtain insurance at a reduced cost through the demonstration of improved risk management
  • The motivational level gets improved through proper training and communication.
  • Reduced risk of potential litigation cases thereby reducing workers’ compensation rates and other costs, lowering absenteeism, and increasing productivity and morale
  • Reducing damage to company property and costs associated with idle periods
  • Increasing competitiveness in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Tender submissions
  • Requires your organization to monitor and improve key business and customer satisfaction measures.
  • Helping keep turnover down and attract new employees
  • Stimulating employees to continually improve systems
  • Better relation with regulatory and licensing authorizations improving relationship with OSHA

WHY TRAIBCERT?

At TRAIBCERT, Our technical specialists are instrumental in the development of the organizations to demonstrate their commitment and develop their potential via independent assessments.

TRAIBCERT team of auditors critically examines your organization’s procedures and practices and independently assesses important areas of your operations, seeking clarification and proof that your goals and obligations are being met and report on the status of your system.

Through TRAIBCERT’s unmatched experience in providing best-in-class service, knowledge and technical capability to guarantee that your OHSAS certification adds value to your organization.The 5 Key Elements of TRAIBCERT’s OHSAS 18001 Policy include:



Certification Process

  • Preliminary audit (optional):
    TRAIBCERT’s experienced and highly-skilled auditors would listen to you and perform an initial assessment of the energy management system that is implemented. The audit focuses mainly on the areas of the system that needs further improvements inline with the ISO requirements, in order to achieve the goal of implementing the system. Once identifying and eradicating potential vulnerabilities in the management system, the actual audit in relation to the certification begins.
  • Certification audit:
    This phase is comprised of a stage 1 and stage 2 audit consists of detailed review where, TRAIBCERT’s auditors with expertise and vast knowledge on the industry sectors,assess your documentation and practical application of your energy management system to fulfill the certification requirements. We strive to reveal observations that can add value through reduced costs, increased efficiency, and decreased time to market.
  • Issue Certificate:
    Once our highly competent & qualified auditors who are experts in the sector, identifies that your CMS satisfies the requirements of ISO 18001-2007, we TRAIBCERT a leading accredited certification body with expertise in environmental preservation and social accountability will Issue the ISO 18001-2007 certificate.
  • Surveillance audits:
    Annual surveillance of the ongoing optimization of your processes and energy management system would be carried out to ensure adherence of the system with that of the ISO standards.
  • Re-certification:
    Upon reaching 3 years from the date of issuance of certificate, the maximum validity of the certificate, we will provide full support to your organization towards the re-certification for the net term.

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US

TRAIBCERT offers certification/registration services for Operational Health & Safety as per OHSAS 18001:2007, besides offering a range of other services like certification of Quality Management Systems as per ISO 9001:2015, Environmental Management Systems as per ISO 14001:2015, Food Safety Management Systems (including HACCP) as per ISO 22000:2005, Information Security Management Systems as per ISO 27001:2005 etc.

TRAIBCERT is a fast growing certification body possessing highly skilled and experienced resources dedicated to provide quality services to our clients for achieving excellence in business. We have the distinction of being one of the few organizations accredited for all scopes of QMS, EMS, OHSAS, ISMS and FSMS which means, we can handle work of all categories and diverse industry types.

There has never been a better time to adopt the OHSAS 18001 Standard as the foundation for your Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

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