OHSAS 18001 AUDIT of Health and Safety Management at work
What is it?
The international standard OHSAS 18001 establishes a set of requirements that allow an organization to control its occupational risks and improve its performance in terms of Health and Safety.
To whom is this addressed?
The occupational health and safety management systems certification service (OHSAS 18001 audit) is aimed at all types of companies, whether industrial or services, public or private, SMEs, micro SMEs or large organizations, which have a management system in place and wish to obtain a certificate of compliance issued by an independent and prestigious entity. Organizations are increasingly interested in achieving and demonstrating solid performance in occupational health and safety, by controlling their risks in accordance with their policy and objectives. They do so in a context of increasingly demanding legislation, the development of economic policies and other measures to promote good practices, and a growing concern of stakeholders in this matter.
Benefits of the certification of an occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001 audit)
• Improves and encourages the integration of a preventive culture.
• Compliance with prevention legislation, integrating the latter into the organization’s processes, entails a reduction in costs and administrative penalties derived from non-compliance, as well as an improvement in the organization’s internal management and communication. between company-worker and company-administrations and interested parties.
• The perception of a safer environment by workers leads to a decrease in illnesses, sick leave or absenteeism from work, as well as an increase in productivity, a progressive reduction in accidents and a reduction in penalties and unnecessary expenses.
• Improvement of the business image, providing greater competitiveness and a better position in the market.
It allows integration with other benchmarks, as well as joint auditing, optimizing the certification process.