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ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety Management

STEPS OF OHSAS 18001:2007 CERTIFICATION

 

1) Purchase of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard- This standard can be purchased through some below modes:

a) Bureau of India (BIS) office or their online portal at http://www.standardsbis.in  

b) BSI online portal http://shop.bsigroup.com  

c) ISO website portal https://www.iso.org/store.html

 

2)Self review of requirements of Standards: Once purchased, organization must review the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard through in-depth review of standards. Clients may get help of ACM freely available online tools for understanding the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard & may implement it within their organization

 

3) Get Training of OHSAS 18001:2007 Standard

ACM provides a wide range of Exemplar Global / IRCA accredited open training programs at different location on monthly basis. If required, ACM can provide training to suit your needs and budget. Through these programs, you can gain the skills to implement, Internal audit and manage an effective quality management system <ACM never provides any consultancy services specific to need & requirements of any organization>.

 

4) Identify all legal requirements considering regional, state, national, and international levels

 

5) Define the scope of your OH&SMS & clear that your OH&SMS is applicable to your entire company, or just one location of a multi-locations

 

6) Define the processes and procedure required to control the OH&S hazards within your company

 

7) Gap Analysis – You can perform a self gap analysis audit based on ACM Tool “OHSAS 18001:2007 Gap Analysis” & can identify the gaps between the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 standard & your exist system & thus can determine the likely workload and timescale for implementing a quality management system that will help you to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification. You can use this to plan implementation or brief to your consultant

 

8) Implement the OH&S processes and procedures: 

 

9) Use the OH&SMS and keep records: 

 

10) Perform Internal training and awareness – 

Train your employees and make them aware about OHSAS 18001 during department meetings or other different modes so that everyone may become fit into the OH&SMS structure

 

11) Application to ACM

Application for registration is made by completely updating ACM Application Form & submitting to ACM office. This provides information about your organisation to ACM & so ACM can accurately define the scope of assessment.

 

12) Get a Quote - We'll give you a clear indication of the costs of gaining and maintaining certification.

 

13) Perform internal audits – The certification body will want you to audit each process internally before they come in to do the certification audit. This will give you a chance to make sure that the processes are doing what you had planned, and if not, you will have a chance to fix any problems that you find.

 

14) Perform management review – Just as important as the support that management gives for the implementation of OHSAS 18001, is the involvement of management in the continued maintenance of the OHSMS. In order to ensure that the processes have adequate resources to be effective and improve, management needs to review specified data from the activities of the OHSMS and react to that data appropriately.

 

15) Implement corrective actions – In order to fix problems and improve the system, you need to use corrective actions to find the root cause of any problems found and take action to correct that root cause. These problems can be identified during your measurements, internal audits, and management review. 

 

16) Certification audits: Assessment to OHSAS 18001 is undertaken by ACM - this consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit (Stage 1 Audit + Stage 2 Audit). Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

17) Certification to OHSAS 18001 is issued by ACM and maintained through a program of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized standard for best practice in occupational health and safety management. By having a clearly defined management system in place to identify and control health and safety risks, organizations are able to minimize risks to their workforce and visitors or external contractors on their premises. The standard enable organizations to put in place processes for continually reviewing and improving occupational health and safety

Benefits of Implementing OHSAS 18001:2007

1. All global organizations trying to address regulations and requirements from several different legal jurisdictions, adopting OHSAS 18001 as the organization’s mandatory safety management system gives the organization one common standard to which all entities may be monitored and measured, no matter the differences in local regulations and requirements.

 

2. OHSAS 18001 provides a formal structure to identify and control work-related health and safety risks to workers, contractors and visitors. The sections of OHSAS 18001 identify key areas that organizations may miss by not using a structured framework. A few areas may be structure and responsibility; training, awareness and competence; objectives and targets; performance monitoring and measuring; and internal auditing.

 

3.OHSAS 18001 provides a competitive advantage. As a recognizable international standard, customers immediately recognize a demonstrated commitment by the organization in health and safety at the workplace. A formal safety management system may also be required by customers in order to become a supplier to the organization.

 

4. OHSAS 18001 is compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. An organization can easily integrate OHSAS 18001 into an already established quality or environmental management program.

 

5. The OHSAS 18001 management system provides evidence of compliance to legal and other requirements. Transparency between the documented procedures to the requirements aids in providing corporate due diligence.

 

6. OHSAS 18001 provides for cost reduction opportunities such as worker compensation costs, lost production, legal costs, and costs for additional manpower due to lost-time injuries. A formal incident investigation and corrective action tracking system provide better identifi cation for root cause and reduction in repeat incidents.

 

7. OHSAS 18001 ensures continual improvement of the health and safety management system, policies and programs through the internal auditing process. Audits identify conformances, nonconformances and opportunities for improvement within the safety management system. Annual internal audits help not only to continually look for improvements to the system, but also prepare for any surveillance or certifi cation audits by a third party registrar.

 

8. OHSAS 18001 requires management review. Top level management must review the operation of the safety management system to assess if it has been fully implemented and followed, is achieving compliance, continues to support the organization’s policy and provides for continual improvement. Having the responsibility for the system come from the top down promotes greater buy-in and acceptance by workers and supervisors.

 

9. Implementing an OHSAS 18001 management system may appear daunting, but there are many significant benefits to an organization. By implementing this management system, an organization makes a fi rm commitment to the continual improvement of safety performance, which ultimately leads to a healthy and safe workplace.