What is OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS 18001 is a British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It exists to help all kinds of organizations put in place demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is widely seen as the world’s most recognized occupational health and safety management systems standard.

A little bit of history

In the history of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system standard, the development of OHSAS 18001: 1999 was certainly a milestone. OHSAS 18001: 2007, which just was released in July 2007, takes this development process further by making it more robust, introducing skill requirements and improving compatibility with other management system standards.

Benefits of OHSAS 18001 Implementation & Certification:

Benefits of implementing a health and safety management system meeting OHSAS18001 requirements;

  1. Reduce the risk of injuries at work
  2. Encourage participation of staff into a positive culture
  3. Control risk of personal injury claims
  4. Reduce the risk of prosecution
  5. Reduce absenteeism
  6. Safeguard contracts
  7. Attract new clients
  8. Increase productivity, quality and customer service

Why FDS company?

FDS Company provides expert consulting, training and auditing services for the OHSAS 18001OH & S management system standard. Our focus is on providing timely and cost-effective solutions for your system development, implementation, training and auditing needs.

Key Elements of Consulting OHSAS 18001

  • Gap Assessments
  • Project Planning and Organization
  • Process Identification and Documentation
  • System Development and Implementation
  • Management System Documentation
  • Documentation Reviews
  • Pre-Assessments
  • Support during the Certification Process
  • Continual Improvement Process