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What is OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 Certification?

 

OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001 are internationally recognised standards for occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems. ISO 45001 is a newly drafted standard currently being developed. It is expected to be released late 2017 or early 2018. For updates please click here. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to OHSAS 18001:2007.

OHSAS 18001:2007 enables organisations to:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective OH&S management system
  • Have assurance that their company conforms with the required OH&S regulations 
  • Provide evidence of conformance to interested stakeholders, including enhancement of your reputation as a safe and reliable partner, contractor or supplier
  • Demonstrate knowledge and control over all relevant hazards, including reductions in workplace injuries, illness and incidents
  • Tender for work by being able to declare conformance with the standard
  • Have global recognition of OH&S conformance in comparison to AS/NZS 4801:2001 (the Australian and New Zealand standard). To discuss in more detail which standard is applicable to you please contact us 
  • Tender for work by being able to declare conformance with the standard, including government contracts

An OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety System will need to be fully developed and implemented prior to a certification assessment. Read more on the certification process

What are the Assessment Costs?

 

As part of our JAS-ANZ requirements, our certification fees vary and are dependent on several factors including your company size, company locations and scope of operations.

We will provide you with initial cost estimates within one business day. We have a team of dedicated Business Development Managers who would be pleased to discuss and understand your business needs and operations. You can reach our Business Development team on 1300 402 602 or contact us.

 

ISO 18001 Consultants

 

If you find your business does not meet the minimum requirements outlined above, one option to develop and implement your OH&S Management System is to engage a Management Consultant.

An OHSAS 18001 consultant will conduct a review of your current procedures and help to identify any issues relevant to your business. The consultant will then discuss possible safety solutions that could be effectively and efficiently implemented in your workplace.

Our affiliate company, Next Practice, has a list of trusted consultant companies that can assist in improving your business’s management systems. Please get in touch on 1300 402 602 or contact us.

 

OHSAS 18001 Training

 

Our Training Academy provides cost effective courses to help you understand what is required of your OHS system to be compliant with the standard. Our courses are designed to offer members comprehensive knowledge of your organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety requirements, industry insights and best practices.

 


Integrating your Management System

 

OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and AS/NZS 4801 (Australian Safety) management systems.

These standards can be integrated seamlessly through an IMS (Integrated Management System) approach. They share many principles, so choosing an IMS can offer excellent value for money and an easier approach to implement, manage and improve multiple standards simultaneously.

 

Updates on ISO 45001

 

ISO 45001 is predicted to replace OHSAS 18001 as the international standard for Occupational Health & Safety.

The standard is in the final stages of drafting and is expected to be released late 2017 or early 2018. The draft standard is available to review.

It is expected ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS/NZS 4801:2001 as the International standard for Occupational Health and Safety. It is predicted that organisations currently certified to these standards will need to transition to ISO 45001 within three years of the new standard being released.

The first draft of the standard has been published in April 2017. The next steps of the release of the standard are expected to be:

  • Translations and a ballot are expected to take approximately four months.
  • Depending on the ballot results, the standard could be released as early as the end of 2017 if no changes are required, or if changes are required as late as mid-2018.