ISO 18001

ISO 18001(Occupational Health & Safety Assurance System)

OHSAS 18001 is a globally recognized standard for occupational health and safety management system. It defines the health and labor protection system of an organization. An OHSAS 18001 certification establishes an organization’s commitment to provide a safe working environment and to protect employees. It aims at reducing and preventing accidents and accident related loss of life, equipment, time and damage to environment.

In providing a framework to OHSAS 18001, the many issues of Health & Safety can be brought together into a manageable documented system to enable the organization to formulate policy and objectives, taking into account legislative requirements and information about significant hazards and risks, which the organization can control. With the guidance now in place, the resultant systems, whether integrated or not, ensure that the tools for control exist; this provides peace of mind for senior management along with systems and procedures for staff. This can reduce legal costs and working time loss.

Demonstrating the commitment to Occupational Health & Safety issues will positively impact the company’s success and bring the following benefits:
•    Improvement in safety culture, increasing control of hazards,
•    Improvement in the efficiency of the operations and consequent reduction in accidents and production time loss,
•    Improvement in the security / quality of work places, employee morale and adherence to company values,
•    Reduction in insurance premiums,
•    Enhancement of corporate image,
•    Demonstration of legal compliance.