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OHSAS 18001 Certification Benefits

OHSAS 18001 Benefits

  • Safe & competent workforce
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reduction in accidents
  • Overall cost savings
  • Improved corporate image

Whilst many wish to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification in order to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status, many other benefits can be derived from implementing an internationally recognised health and safety standard.

An effective occupational health and safety management system promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows your organisation to identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.

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“A robust system that anybody can follow, which is allied to opportunities to tender for more work with selective clients. Achieving certification has certainly opened up more business opportunities for the company."

Stewart Thornton, HSE Manager
Apex Holdings

In a competitive market, your customers are looking for more than just keen pricing. Organisations need to demonstrate that their delivery is managed efficiently and responsibly, and that they can provide a reliable service free of the downtime associated with work-related accidents and incidents. With research showing that 70% of accidents are caused by failures in the management of health and safety systems, OHSAS 18001 provides a cost effective and well respected solution.

Quantified research into the benefits of implementing the standard found that 52% of certified organisations saw a large or significant improvement in regulatory compliance, whilst 32% saw a decrease in overall costs of accidents and 17% found insurance premiums also decreased. As a result, justifying OHSAS 18001 is an easy decision for many.

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We can provide a free Letter of Commitment so you can demonstrate to clients that you are on your way to achieving certification.

The preferred choice

With many health and safety standards around, OHSAS 18001 has emerged as the preferred option since being launched in 1999. According to a Cork University study, it costs less than half the amount to implement versus rival standards and schemes.

The main advantage of OHSAS 18001 over alternatives is that its structure is very similar to ISO’s management system standards, such as ISO 14001. Therefore, anyone familiar with an ISO standard would be immediately comfortable working with OHSAS 18001.

Move on to the Process section to learn about the OHSAS 18001 certification process.


Really happy, found the whole process relatively easy and actually enjoyed the process! HTC Floor Systems Limited

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