OHSAS 18001 FAQ
- 1. What is OHSAS 18001?
- OHSAS 18001, or the Occupational Health and
Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001), is a framework to
help organisations develop and implement an
Occupational Health and Safety management system. Developed
by the British Standards Institute, the standard dovetails
with the ISO 14001 environmental management process - and shares
some compliance requirements.
- 2. How do we get certified?
- The OHSAS 18001 standard follows Occupational
Health and Safety protocols and planning procedures. Aside
from this, the certification structure is broadly the same
as that of ISO 14001. Therefore, the elements of the ISO
18001 standard you must comply with to gain certification
are as follows:
- Occupational Health and Safety policy
- Occupational Health and Safety planning
- Implementation and operation
- Checking and corrective action
- Management review
- 3. Can you help with accredited registration?
- Yes. HPA will work with
you to plan and implement your OHSAS 18001 framework - then
assist your company in working towards successful audit and
certification with an officially recognized third party
assessment organisation. We only work with bodies accredited
by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), so the
certificate you gain is acceptable to your customers
- 4. How much does this all cost?
- The answer is - not as much as you think. Government grants may be available covering up to
50% of your OHSAS 18001 implementation, but we also offer
finance options to spread your payments - making the whole
process of gaining accreditation straightforward and
- 5. What are the main benefits of getting registered?
- In terms of Health and Safety
considerations, attaining OHSAS 18001 accreditation will
- Ongoing compliance with Health and Safety rules
- Lowered risk of injury and accidents for your
- Enhanced awareness of Health and Safety issues for
- Increased trust with customers, staff and other
- A lower potential of fines & penalties for
- The streamlining of your daily operations
- The possibility of lower insurance premiums