OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It can help you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organization to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognized best practice in occupational health and safety. It assists organisations to consistently manage Health and Safety Risks and reduces likelihood of accidents, breaches in legislation and improves the organization’s overall performance. It is a widely recognized and popular occupational health and safety management system.
An occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to:
- Identify and control health and safety risks
- Reduce the potential for accidents
- Aid legal compliance
- Improve overall performance