OHSAS 18001

What is it?

ISO 18001, in simple terms, is a Standard that helps a company to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety in the business. Implementing the Standard sends a clear signal to your stakeholders that you view employee’s health and safety as a principal priority within the company.

More information on OHSAS 18001 can be found here.

Why would I need it?

Having OHSAS 18001 certification can, as with other standards, make a difference if you are bidding for contracts or tenders. It can be a great way of ensuring compliance with health & safety legislation. Alternatively it may be a contract requirement or you may be encouraged to have it by your supply chain partners.

Benefits can include:

  • Increasing employee motivation through the provision of a safer workplace and participation process
  • Ensuring health and well-being of employees, sub-contractors and stakeholders
  • Ensures legal awareness and compliance
  • Reducing accident and incident rates by reducing and elimination workplace hazards
  • Improving the incident investigation process

We said we keep it simple…..how?

We start by seeing what you already have in place and what gaps you have

Then we agree a plan of action and set some timescales

We identify applicable legislation and develop your hazards and risk assessments

We work with you so you understand the process and “de-jargon” it.

We train you and your staff

We audit the things we’ve implemented and work on areas you still have concerns with

When you are ready to go for audit, we’re there on the day for support.

We have as much, or as little, involvement with you as you need.

We work on the understanding that you know your business better than we do but we understand systems and ways to improve so we should make a great team.

What’s my next step?

Contact Simply ISO via our contact us page or ring us on 0141 278 7190 to discuss the next steps and get a free, no obligation quote.