OHSAS 18001

Safety Management System

OHSAS 1800:2007 Occupational, Health and Safety Management Certification is an internationally standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within your company. Implementing the standard will send a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a principal priority within your company.

OHSAS 18001 Framework

An increasing number of organisations are completing OHSAS 18001 Certification as employers are under increasing

pressure to ensure that a rigorous health and safety policy is in place which protects employees against possible occupational

risks and reduces the likelihood of accidents in the workplace. By planning ahead a company can also reduce the potential for

medical and compensation claims. The OHSAS 18001 standard provides organisations with a framework for health and

safety management helping them to

Identify, minimise
and control health
Identify, minimise
and control safety
Conform to
health and safety legislation
Protect the
wellbeing of

Key benefits of the OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Standard that’s suited to all

businesses – large or small – helping reduce the risk of accidents and breaches in legal requirements.

Improved corporate image and credibility among stake holders, regulators, customers, prospective clients and the public

Adoption of international best practice in relation to risk management

Ensures health and well-being of employees, sub-contractors and the public

Minimisation of liability of employers through adoption of proactive rather than reactive controls

Ensures legislative awareness and compliance

Reduces accident and incident rates by reducing and elimination workplace hazards

Improves the incident investigation process

Increases employee motivation through the provision of a safer workplace and participation process

Certification Journey

The initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage 2

This second assessment determines the effectiveness of the system and seeks to confirm that the management system is implemented and operational

At this point in the process we review any corrective action taken to address findings raised at stage 1 & 2. Certification may be recommended

The organisation’s file are reviewed by an independent and impartial panel and the certifxication decision is made

Successful certification is communicated to the client. Certificates are issued


BAS is an Independent Assessment Body Amalgamated with Accreditation Agency


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