OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

OHSAS 18001, is part of the OHSAS 18000 series of standards and sets out the minimum requirements for best practice in Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).

Achieving OHSAS 18001 certification can help you implement and maintain an effective OH&S Management System which meets all legal requirements and ensures your organisation delivers the highest standards in OH&S. As well as ensuring you meet all health and safety obligations and improving your levels of health and safety throughout your workplace policies and procedures, OHSAS 18001 can also bring a number of benefits for your organisation.

To find out how your company can benefit from OHSAS 1800, get in touch.

Email: clientservices@bbacerts.co.uk
Phone: 01923 665 300

How OHSAS 18001 can benefit your business

  • Improved procedures – Implement an effective OH&S Management System to improve working conditions, focus on employee communication and training to improve productivity and minimise the risk of production delays.
  • Engaged workforce – Motivate and engage staff with greater awareness of safe working conditions and improve your organisation’s health and safety culture. This provides greater awareness of health and safety standards, and can reduce absenteeism, improve employee morale and increase productivity.
  • Safety monitoring – Maintains clear OH&S processes to identify and control health and safety risks and hazards in your workplace. This helps to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to maintaining and continually improving high standards in OH&S and performance monitoring and accident reporting.
  • Minimises accidents – An effective OH&S Management System provides a safe environment to carry out your business activities. With effective health and safety procedures in place, you can reduce accident rates and minimise the risk of downtime through accidents for your organisation.
  • Maintenance of compliance – Improve levels of compliance against legal requirements for health and safety and minimise employer liability by demonstrating a compliant corporate image to customer and suppliers.
  • Reduced costs – Effective health and safety policies can minimise workplace accidents and illnesses to reduce related costs and downtime. This will also enable you to reduce the risk of legal fines and prosecutions for non-compliant health and safety practices and possible cost savings from public liability insurance premiums.
  • Reputation – Compliance against OHSAS 18001 improves your reputation as an organisation which is committed to high standards in OH&S, which offers an advantage over your competitors.

BBA Associate Consultants

We are aware that not all companies have access to an internal consultant, such as a quality manager, and this is where the BBA’s Associate Consultant Scheme will be of benefit.

The BBA Associate Consultant Scheme (ACS) assists organisations looking to become certified in any of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001.

For a company to become certified for any of the above-mentioned standards, they may need to work with a professional consultant to guide them through the individual requirements and process before applying for a Management System Certification with the BBA.

Finding a BBA Associate Consultant is simple. Simply email us with your company details and location, and provide details of which management system you are looking to be certified in.


Use of one of the BBA Associate Consultants does not imply that the process of Management System Certification will be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive. The list of Associate Consultants is provided for your convenience. It is important that you consider all the available consultants and choose the most appropriate consultant for your organisation’s needs. The BBA does not endorse the competence or performance of the consultants. If you wish to provide feedback on the Associate Consultant Scheme (ACS) please contact us.

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

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