Errors occur during work. Errors in workflows can lead to risks for life and health, employees have accidents or get sick.
Enterprises have to avoid these mishaps.
Legal requirements and regulations of insurance companies take responsability, although risks can not entirely be avoided.
But through fitting methods and systems, risks can be confined to an acceptable level.
These days, shortcomings in behaviour, attitude and organisation are main causes for accidents.
To eliminate these shortcomings, a work- and health-protection management system following OHSAS 18001:2007 has been established. The standard leads to early detection and identification of hazards, allowing a continuous improvement in work- and health-protection.
The essence of a work-protection management system
Prevention starts on the workfloor. To identify hazards, employees must be trained and motivated. They need to take necessary precautions to prevent accidents. Occasional materialistic damage and accidents have to be inspected and preventive measures also have to be deducted from clarifying the individual element. Work-protection aids the economic success of your company. You get a decrease in costs due to sickness, downtime or repairs to material damages.
What does OHSAS 18001 provide for your company
OHSAS can’t eliminate all risks. Through a thoroughly and competent system set up, the company can demonstrate everything possible has been done to prevent accidents.
With OHSAS 18001 they meet responsability to your employers and create legal security for the ones responsable.
There are no limitations for introducing a system to OHSAS 18001. Each company that has employees can benefit from a well organised work protection. You can demonstrate to your customers, co-workers, partners, suppliers, authorities etc. that your enterprise stands for work protection and continuous proces improvement.
Certification happens after the trialed proces of management sytems. The proces can be adjusted to specific requirements. Auditors are experts in the field of work protection.
The certificate has a 3-year validation, in which a control audit occurs anually and a repeating audit every 3 years.