OHSAS 18001

Reducing workplace hazards and improving staff morale



There is no legal requirement to attain this standard nor is there a requirement to use an external body in assisting you with the process. The only “must” is the standard must be assessed and awarded via a UKAS approved certification body of which there are a number of choices.




OHSAS 18001 is the next in line to adopt the Annex SL framework with a revision to ISO 45001 expected during 2016.  The Standard will be aligned with ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), with the intention of publication in October 2016.


Drivers for Accreditation


Every organisation will have its own particular reasons for wishing to attain the current OHSAS 18001 Standard, and moving forward to the new ISO 45001 Standard.  At EBM we recognise and respect the various reasons, and recommend that whatever the drivers, the approach should be to embed the standard within your organisation.


Touch Points - OHSAS 18001:2007


  • Policy

  • Hazard Identification

  • Risk Assessment & Controls

  • Legal Compliance

  • Objectives

  • Resources

  • Competencies

  • Training & Awareness

  • Communication

  • Operational Control

  • Documentation

  • Records

  • Management Review

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Incident Investigation

  • Performance Evaluation

  • Improvement


Benefits – Examples


  • Safe and competent workforce.

  • Regulatory compliance.

  • Reduction in accidents.

  • Overall cost savings.

  • Improved Corporate image.

  • Promotes All-Employee engagement.

  • Fast tracks many tendering processes.

  • Requirement from an increasing number of Clients.