BS OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001

Certification of occupational health and safety management systems according to BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001

In addition to quality, environment and energy, occupational safety and health protection are increasingly becoming the focus of interest when it comes to management systems. The main starting points are environmental management - e.g. in the handling of hazardous substances.

Systematic management of occupational safety and health protection contributes, among other things, to avoiding accident and illness related absences and to reducing contributions to the employers' liability insurance association: The internal security but also the profitability of the company increase. In addition, the external audit gives the company new impulses to further develop health protection and safety in the workplace and in turn supports the internal improvement process.

It also ensures that management complies with its legal duty to implement occupational safety regulations effectively: The certification of the AMS is a trustworthy proof towards customers and other authorities.

Based on a recognized standard, e.g. BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series or ISO 45001:2018, occupational health and safety can be integrated into existing management systems. Such an integrated audit of the AMS with quality, environment and/or energy minimizes both the additional effort and considerably reduces the "audit burden" for management and employees.

The British standard BS OHSAS 18001 is currently in use in more than 80 countries. In order to achieve worldwide validity and adapt the requirements to future challenges, ISO 45001 has been developed and published on 12 March 2018. As the first international standard for OH&SMS, it replaces BS OHSAS 18001. By 11 March 2021 all management systems according to BS OHSAS 18001 should have migrated to ISO 45001.