What is OHSAS 18001?

The OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series– is an international, certification standard which contributes to improving occupational safety and health protection in your company and efficiently complying with the statutory requirements.

OHSAS 18001 determines the requirements of your work and health protection management system (A&G-MS). The standard can be applied to any type of organisation and in any industry.

What are the requirements of the OHSAS 18001?

Based on a specified occupational safety and health policy, the standard requires the identification of dangers to the safety and health of staff and the assessment of the related risks. On this basis, objectives and programs for the improvement of the occupational safety and health productions should be derived. Controlled and documented processes, clear allocations of responsibilities and the use of trained staff are required in order to keep check of the identified risks. The systematic determination and implementation of statutory provisions are additional requirements of the OHSAS 18001. The demand for a continuous improvement of the A&G-MS is the consequence of a systematic approach.

What are the benefits of a certification according to OHSAS 18001?

An implemented and documented OHSAS system helps you to systematically organise the occupational safety and health protection in your company and to meet the increasing number of legal occupational safety and health protection requirements. Your employees’ work capacity is retained and the risk of injuries or serious accidents is reduced. Consequently, material losses which arise from accidents and production interruptions, become less likely. Last but not least, you increase the efficiency and business success of your company.

OHSAS 18001 can be combined well with other management systems (e.g. ISO 9001 or ISO 14001)? With the certification of your OHSAS system by an independent certification body such as GZQ, you credibly demonstrate your commitment to occupational safety and health protection both internally and externally. As a result, your employees, customers, banks, insurances, authorities and society trust you.

Ultimately, the responsibility you are showing towards your employees and society, is one of today’s strategic success factors in an ever more competitive market.

We will gladly provide you with more information in a non-binding personal discussion about our approach for OHSAS certifications.

Certification in 5 steps

1.Recording of the company data 2.Creation of quotation and contract (Certification Agreement) 3.Competent inspection at your company premises 4.Report 5.Issuing of certificate

As an accredited certification body our auditors are available to you for the entire certification process.