Have you been wondering whether you should go for OHSAS 18001 certification and if you will benefit from getting it? We will explore the benefits of doing so but first, what even is OHSAS 18001 certification?
OHSAS 18001 certification is an internationally recognized standard for health & safety within organisations. It allows companies to implement legal, effective and appropriate health and safety management. OHSAS 18001 certification ensures the safety of all people in the workplace, whether they are company personnel or even visitors. It also provides the company with manuals and policies in which the health & safety can continually be reviewed and improved when necessary.
The main benefit of OHSAS 18001 certification is that staff feel safe and looked after in their environment and therefore are more likely to be more motivated in carrying out roles. This as a result leads to increasing productivity which in turn means one thing…. Increased profits! In addition, by obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification and ensuring the safety of all workers at all times, this creates a good company name, as it shows you care about your employees which can build loyalty and trust.
To summarise the benefits, OHSAS 18001 certification means:
- Staff motivation and enthusiasm can lead to increased profits
- Number of sick days reduced
- Company name & reputation is improved
- Loyalty built with both staff and customers
- Shows commitment to health & safety
We have covered the benefits, but what happens if accidents do happen?
By getting OHSAS 18001 certification, it provides a framework which allows you to identify health & safety risks and how to overcome them. Risk will be reduced by following these procedures but if an incident were to occur, the framework allows you to identify why the situation happened and helps to evaluate how to stop it from occurring in the future again. By effectively managing this, it saves time which is cost effective and by being OHSAS 18001 certified means less incidents occur which results in fewer sick days.
If you are interested in becoming OHSAS 18001 certified or want to know more about the process, feel free to contact Approachable Certification on 0161 667 6610 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , where we would be happy to help and hear from you!