OHSAS 18001 Conformance
The ability for a company to say "OHSAS 18001 compliant" is a desirable achievement for many organizations because it recognizes the need to put in place a sound occupational health and safety management system.
The OHSAS 18001 standard contains the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system design that promotes a safe and healthy working environment, consistently identify and control health safety risks and reduce the potential for accidents, however successfully implementing the standard brings challenges.
Do these problems sound familiar ?
I am not ready to pass an OHSAS 18001 audit.
I can’t find the correct documentation.
My documentation does not meet the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard.
My company spends too much money on conformance efforts.
My company is not able to keep up with changes to documents.
I need to bring my documentation up to the current version of the standard.
Organizations seeking registration to OHSAS 18001 must be able to must successfully execute the following:
- Development of “audit ready” documentation – Solid documentation must include a policy manual, procedures and instructions covering the requirements in the standards with traceability to the stated requirements and objective evidence to support that the documentation is being followed.
- Enforce document control – Successful document control means that you can do the following things well: Revision control, document access, routing, approval and change impact analysis. Besides control, a document must be easy to find and retrieve by the intended user of its contents.