Certification According to OHSAS 18001
Occupational Health and Safety as a Quality Standard
OHSAS 18001 certification is suitable for any business - including yours - if you want to cut health and safety risks for your employees, visitors, and customers in the long term. The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) is the best-known occupational safety management system. It is recognized in over 80 countries. Certification demonstrates that the health and safety of your employees has priority in your company.
A System for Occupational Safety – AMS OHSAS 18001
The AMS OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system covers the full range of management requirements specifications. You can identify and analyze potential hazards, and evaluate the related risks, which you then use as the basis for designing and planning goals and programs to improve your employees’ safety. By defining responsibilities and training your workforce, you are taking precautions and equipping yourself to handle any potential emergency.
Benefits at a Glance
OHSAS 18001 certification from TÜV Rheinland allows you to:
- Increase employees’ safety awareness and motivation
- Ensure that you fulfill statutory and official health and safety requirements
- Prevent accidents
- Reduce downtime and disruptions to production
- Reduce insurance costs
- Improve your reputation with clients, suppliers, authorities, and investors as a safe and reliable business
Six Steps to Greater Safety at the Workplace
1. Preliminary audit (optional)
The auditors conduct a preliminary audit to determine whether any requirements associated with this standard have already been implemented in your company and, if so, which ones.
2. Examination of documentation
The auditing team determines the extent to which documentation for your occupational safety management system already meets OHSAS requirements.
3. Certification audit
You demonstrate the practical application of your occupational health management system, and our auditors test how effective it is.
4. Issue of certificate
Once all criteria have been met, your company is awarded the certificate, demonstrating the integrity of your occupational safety management system and its compliance with OHSAS 18001.
5. Surveillance audits
Our annual surveillance audits help you to continuously optimize your processes.
6. Certification renewal
The revision audit is carried out after three years and helps you to implement continuous improvement processes. This demonstrates to partners and customers your long-term commitment to better occupational safety.
Steadily Moving Toward an Integrated Strategy
Create new synergies. Combine your occupational safety management system with a comprehensive management system strategy. For example, combine it with a quality management system, with environmental protection certifications, or with an industry-specific standard. Together with ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, you can establish an integrated management system that goes one step further to improving quality and safety.