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Certified occupational health & safety pursuant to OHSAS 18001

Certified occupational health & safety pursuant to OHSAS 18001

Certified Occupational Safety According to OHSAS 18001:2007 For Your Company

OHSAS 18001:2007 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 18001:2007) is the best-known occupational safety management system. It is recognized in over 80 countries. Certification by TÜV Rheinland according to OHSAS 18001:2007 demonstrates that the health and safety of your employees has priority in your company.

Occupational Safety: An Important Topic in Business Competition

Increasing competitive pressure and ever-faster response times mean that there is no longer any room for error in the companies of today. Industrial accidents and downtime usually lead to disruption to the production and delivery process and can in the worst case result in cancellation of the order. An occupational health and safety system will allow you to demonstrably reduce the number of accidents through the systematization of health and safety elements.

The OHSAS 18001:2007 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 of OHSAS 18001 Certification at a Glance

With OHSAS 18001:2007 certification by TÜV Rheinland you can

  • Reduce the number of accidents at work through the systematization of occupational safety and health elements.
  • Improve safety awareness and boost the motivation of your employees.
  • Ensure your compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements for occupational safety and health protection.
  • Reduce downtime and disruption to production.
  • Reduce your insurance costs.
  • Enhance your good name with customers, suppliers, authorities and investors as a safe and reputable company.

Our experts will be more than happy to assist you should you have questions or require any further information on OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.

Procedure of Your OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification

1. Preliminary audit (optional)
The auditors conduct a preliminary audit to determine whether any requirements associated with OHSAS 18001:2007 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 18001:2007 requirements.

3. Certification audit
You demonstrate the practical application of your occupational health management system, and our auditors test how effective it is.

4. Issuing the 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 18001:2007. Furthermore your company will be included in our online certification database “Certipedia” .

5. Monitoring 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 according to OHSAS 18001:2007.

Documenting occupational health & safety with our OHSAS 18001 certification

Would you like to demonstrate to your clients, partners and employees that occupational health & safety is a priority in your company? With the internationally-recognized OHSAS 18001 certification you can prove that your company is sustainably reducing occupational health & safety risks in your company.

Our experts will inspect and certify your company in accordance with OHSAS 18001. The certified occupational health & safety management system includes a complete functional specification document for management. We will support you in identifying and analyzing potential hazards and we will evaluate the risks associated with them. Objectives and programs for improving occupational health & safety are defined on this basis. By determining responsibilities and training your employees, you will minimize security risks and be prepared for potential emergency situations.

The new international standard for occupational health & safety, ISO 45001 was published on 12th March and will supersede OHSAS 18001. Companies are granted a three-year transition period in which ISO 45001 must be implemented. We support you in the transition to the new standard with a gap analysis.

Would you like to learn more about OHSAS 18001 or the new standard ISO 45001? Contact us!

Benefits of OHSAS 18001 occupational health & safety certification

Building trust through certified occupational health & safety

Protect the occupational health & safety of your employees with an internationally recognized, neutral certification. With the support of our experienced experts and the certified management system, you can reduce the quantity of occupational accidents as well as downtime and interruptions to production. This saves you unnecessary costs and reduces your insurance costs.

The prioritized handling of the topic enhances your employees’ awareness of security and their levels of motivation. In addition to fulfilling statutory and regulatory requirements, certified occupational health & safety reinforces the trust of your clients, business partners and authorities.

Goals and consequences of ISO 45001

ISO 45001, the new standard for occupational health and safety management, was published on 12th March 2018. It places the continual improvement of occupational health and safety performance at the heart of a company.

Nevertheless, certification according to OHSAS 18001 is still possible. With the official publication of ISO 45001 companies are granted a three-year transition period until March 2021, within this period ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001 and the transition must be completed. We will support you in the transition process and enable you to make a smooth transition. Contact us if you are interested in a gap analysis.

According to the new ISO 45001 standard, corporate management must take the responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of employees even more consistently. Like the revised ISO 9001 standards for quality management and ISO 14001, it thus follows the aim of integrating all relevant aspects in one management system.

A summary of the most important information can also be found in our infosheet.

Just a few steps to certified occupational health & safety

We will support you in the following steps through the certification process for optimum occupational health & safety in accordance with OHSAS 18001:

  1. Preliminary audit (optional)
  2. Documentation audit
  3. Certification audit
  4. Issue of certification and entry into our online certification database Certipedia
  5. Annual surveillance audit for continual optimization
  6. Recertification after three years

Certified OHSAS 18001 occupational health & safety

A new standard for occupational health & safety: ISO 45001

ISO 45001 is the new international standard for occupational health & safety. It replaces the former OHSAS 18001 standard. Nevertheless, certification according to OHSAS 18001 is still possible.

We provide you with comprehensive information on our service page about the new ISO 45001 standard.

Your expert partner for occupational health & safety

We have many years of experience in the field of occupational health & safety. Our experts will offer you neutral, expert support in occupational health & safety certification. You will benefit from our internationally recognized test mark which will be a valuable decision-making aid for your clients and business partners. You can view up-to-date documentation relevant to your certification on Certipedia.

Optimize and document your occupational health & safety. Arrange an appointment with our experts today!

Information on the planned DIN EN ISO 45001:2017

pdf ISO 45001 Infosheet 367 KB Download
pdf FAQ – Frequently asked questions concerning ISO 45001 270 KB Download

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