OHSAS 18001 Benefits

OHSAS 18001 Benefits


How can OHSAS 18001 benefit your business?

OHSAS 18001, part of the OHSAS 18000 series of British Standards, sets out the minimum requirements for best practice in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). Achieving OHSAS 18001 certification against this standard can help you implement and maintain an effective OH&S Management System which meets all legal requirements and ensures your organisation delivers the highest standards in OH&S. As well as ensuring you meet all health and safety obligations and improving your levels of health and safety throughout your workplace policies and procedures, OHSAS 18001 can also bring a number of benefits for your organisation.


Improved procedures

  • Implement an effective OH&S Management System to improve working conditions
  • A focus on employee communication and training to improve productivity and minimise the risk of production delays
OHSAS 18001 Benefits

Engaged workforce

  • Motivate and engage staff with greater awareness of safe working conditions and improve your organisation's health and safety culture
  • Greater awareness of health and safety standards will reduce absenteeism, improve employee morale and increase productivity

Safety monitoring

  • Maintain clear OH&S processes to identify and control health and safety risks and hazards in your workplace
  • Demonstrate your organisation's commitment to maintaining and continually improving high standards in OH&S and performance monitoring and accident reporting

Minimise accidents

  • An effective OH&S Management System provides a safe environment to carry out your business activities
  • With effective health and safety procedures in place, you can reduce accident rates and minimise the risk of downtime through accidents for your organisation
OHSAS 18001 Benefits

Maintain compliance

  • Improve levels of compliance against legal requirements for health and safety and minimise employer liability
  • Demonstrate a compliant corporate image to customer and suppliers

Reduced costs

  • Effective health and safety policies can minimise workplace accidents and illnesses to reduce related costs and downtime
  • Reduce risk of legal fines and prosecutions for non-compliant health and safety practices
  • Possible cost savings from public liability insurance premiums

Reputation

  • Compliance against OHSAS 18001 improves your reputation as an organisation which is committed to high standards in OH&S
  • Offer an advantage over your competitors with OHSAS 18001 Certification
  • Increase your potential to gain new business and compete for tenders and investments


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