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OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification

Occupational health and safety

The objective of an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system is to noticeably reduce the risk of injury, accidents and work-related illness in organizations. The health and physical integrity of a company's employees are a mainstay of its success.

To further protect and promote employees' health, performance and safety, a new OH&S Management system standard - ISO 45001 - was launched in March 2018. ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, which has been in application since 2007. Organisations which currently hold OHSAS 18001 certification needs to transition to ISO 45001 by March 2021, in order to meet the requirements of the new standard.

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What is OHSAS 18001?

The OHSAS 18001 Certification Scheme is an occupational health and safety standard designed to enable organisations to control risks and improve performance in the area of OH&S. OHSAS 18001 places a proactive and preventative emphasis on risk-control factors by identifying and assessing the likelihood and severity of hazards in the workplace.

OHSAS 18001 is an essential management system for your business, along with quality, environment and other management systems. It will help your company reduce direct and indirect costs while preventing injuries in the workplace. By conforming to OHSAS 18001, your company safeguards its stakeholders – employees, suppliers and customers – from risk. Third-party certification will credibly demonstrate your organisation’s implementation of a comprehensive system for ensuring health and safety in the workplace.

How can we help you?

TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited Certification Body for various management systems. We have extensive experience in auditing and certifying a wide range of internationally recognised management systems, including OHSAS 18001. When it comes to implementing OHSAS 18001, organisations of every size and industry choose TÜV SÜD. A third-party OHSAS 18001 certification will credibly demonstrate your organisation’s efforts to ensure health and safety in the workplace.

Why choose TÜV SÜD

As a trusted global leader in management systems solutions, TÜV SÜD provides certification services for OH&S, as well as quality, environment and other management systems. Our experts participate in international advisory bodies and standardisation committees. They are up to date with the various specific scopes and legal requirements in all of the world’s key markets, ensuring we have the reach and knowledge to support your entire global operation.

TÜV SÜD is universally respected as a highly professional, independent and unbiased Certification Body. By partnering with us, your business benefits from the international acceptance of a TÜV SÜD certificate, backed by the global recognition of a TÜV SÜD certification mark.

The TÜV SÜD certification mark

Representing part of our pledge to deliver unparalleled service quality, our OHSAS 18001 certification mark clearly demonstrates that your company is committed to safety, and has been evaluated by the trusted leader in quality and safety.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Save money - by reducing the direct and indirect costs from accidents, disease and other factors.
  • Boost productivity - through the reduction of downtime caused by sickness or injury to your workers.
  • Minimise risk - to the human resources of your organisation across all the work environments in your business.
  • Gain a competitive edge - by demonstrating the OH&S compliance of your organisation to all stakeholders with a trusted third-party certification partner.
  • Improve transparency - with a clearer understanding of the safety processes in your organisation.

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