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OHASAS18001 H&S Management

OHSAS18001 (also known as BS OHSAS 18001) is a standard for the management of occupational health, safety and welfare in the workplace. It is similar in style and format to the more widely adopted international standards: ISO9001 for quality management and ISO14001 for environmental management. The similar format enables companies to integrate the processes and management arrangements for meeting more than one of these standards into a common integrated management system.

OHSAS18001:2007 is based on sound managerial and health, safety and welfare principles and can be applied to any size and type of organisation where work is carried out. It helps to ensure legislative conformance, helps reduce health and safety risk to employees, and others that could be affected by the organisations operations. Organisations that implement an OHSAS 18001 conformant H&S management system can be independently assessed by an accredited assessment body. Once approved they can publicise the fact that they are "OHSAS18001 certified" or "OHSAS18001 registered" and can display the registration logo of their assessment body. Assessment bodies for OHSAS18001 in the UK are listed on the UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services web site at www.ukas.org.uk)

Business Partners assist clients to meet the OHSAS18001 management system standard. The support we provide can include: preparation of H&S policy manuals, process plans and procedures, assistance with implementation, H&S risk assessment training, audit training and overseeing your first formal H&S management review. If you would like to do more of the work yourself, that's fine, we will take more of a facilitator's role, show you what to do, how to do it and keep you on track up to assessment.