OHSAS 18001 is the globally recognised framework for occupational health and safety management systems. It has been superseded by ISO 45001: 2018, however it will still be recognised until the end of the migration period (March 2021) and you can migrate at any point within the deadline. In the meantime, Auva will continue to provide accredited OHSAS 18001 certification, including new applications.
ISO 45001 draws on OHSAS 18001, so if you are already certified to OHSAS 18001, the migration process should be straightforward.
Every business owner has a social and legal responsibility to its employees to ensure their work environment is safe. This standard provides organisations, large or small, with robust OHS policies and procedures to identify potential hazards. It also ensures it is meeting legal requirements to keep employees, and any visitors to its premises free from injury.
The benefits of gaining OHSAS 18001 certification are far reaching and can result in long-term business efficiencies.