BS OHSAS 18001 2007 Factsheet
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What is BS OHSAS 18001?
An Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management
System for managing health and safety activities and eliminating or
reducing hazards within the workplace. Where an incident has
occurred the system to investigate, analyse and identify any
What are the benefits of 18001 Certification?
Health and Safety Legislation and Regulation require an organisation to
prove that it has taken all necessary and reasonable steps to provide a
healthy and safe environment in the workplace that minimises risks to
people and interested parties.
This Standard provides such assurance. It is externally assessed and
What is covered by BS OHSAS 18001?
This Standard requires 6 main sections to be addressed, these are:
Each section is sub-divided and covers OH&S activities having
an impact on workplace health and safety.
- OH& S General requirements;
- OH&S Policy;
- Implementation & Operation;
- Management Review.
What documentation is required?
A health and safety manual and procedures for operating the
Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Who can carry out the Assessment?
There are a number of Certification Bodies Accredited by UKAS to carry
out this work.
Once the certificate is issued what happens next?
The certification authority will carry out surveillance visits each
year to ensure continuing compliance
Sections of BS OHSAS 18001:2007
- Referenced Publications
- Terms and Definitions
- OHSAS Requirements
- General Requirements
- OH&S Policy
- Hazard identification, Risk Assessment and
- Legal and Other Requirements
- Objectives and Programme(s)
- OH&S Management Programme(s)
- Implementation and Operation
- Resources, Roles Responsibility, accountability and
- Competence, Training and Awareness
- Communication, Participation and Consultation
- Control of Documents
- Operational Control
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
Performance Measurement and Monitoring
Evaluation of Compliance
Incident Investigation, Nonconformity, Corrective and Preventive Action
Control of Records
- Management Review
About the Author
Chris Eden FIBC, MISSA, ACQI is a director of Quality Matters
Limited an established independent management consultancy based in
Essex, UK which specialises in BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - Health & Safety Management
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