Health and safety issue

How OHSAS 18001 helps


Striving "towards zero accidents" can be a challenge for any organization • It provides a system to identify OH&S hazards and minimize health and safety risks
• It makes sure that all elements to effectively manage health and safety are clearly defined
• It gives you the techniques to identify potential causes of accidents within the workplace
• It helps you to improve employee awareness of risks
• Reduced incident and accident rates
• Improved performance monitoring and accident reporting
• Better control of OH&S risks
• Decrease in overall costs of accidents
• Decrease in insurance premiums
Organizations need to stay up-to-date with legislation and remain compliant, as breaches can lead to fines and prosecutions • It makes sure you take account of legal requirements when setting up, implementing and maintaining your OHSAS 18001 system
• It ensures you commit to complying with applicable legal requirements
• It makes you communicate relevant information on legal and other requirements to employees and interested parties
• Improved levels of compliance to health and safety legislation
• Reduced likelihood of fines and prosecutions, which in turn can lead to less HSE or local regulator visits and lower insurance premiums, providing financial benefit
A poor health and safety record can quickly damage an organization's reputation with both customers and investors • It shows that health and safety is a priority
• It makes sure you have appropriate measure to protect your staff
• It reassures stakeholders a best practice system is in place
• It makes sure you continually improve your health and safety performance
• Improved reputation and stakeholder satisfaction - positively presenting your organization for tenders and investment opportunities
• A competitive advantage to grow your business
High absenteeism is often an issue for organizations and difficult to manage without a clear process in place • It helps you implement policies and procedures that can help you tackle absenteeism
• It makes sure you put in place clear processes for everyone to understand and follow
• It shows your employees your commitment to keeping them safe
• Reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale, leading to increased productivity
• Greater involvement and commitment from employees and the management team, resulting in improved health and safety culture
• Improved communication and training