What is BS OHSAS 18001:2007?
Contrary to popular belief BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 is not an ISO standard. It is a British Standard that has been adopted internationally. It lays out requirements to which an organisation must adhere, to demonstrate that it’s associated health & safety risks are managed within a framework committed to continually improving it’s Occupational Health & Safety performance. The framework is commonly referred to as a health & Safety management system. As BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 is an internationally recognised standard, many health and safety management systems are based on its requirements.
The standard focuses on how your organisation
- Controls important documentation and records,
- Continually identifies, manages and reduces its significant health & safety risks,
- Complies with applicable health & safety legislation,
- Reviews internal processes and manages accidents,