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OHSAS Safety Audit

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is a universally recognised standard for health and safety management systems.

Universally recognised certification
Assurance of recognised standard for commercial tenders and proposals
Demonstrate continual improvement
Who is the audit for?
The audit is designed for any workplace looking to demonstrate their commitment to legislative requirements and health and safety standards.

It helps organisations manage the risk of workplace accidents and ill health, and confirms that arrangements are in place to meet legal requirements. It can confirm that occupational health and safety systems and arrangements are designed to meet a recognised standard criteria.

What does it cover?
The audit reviews the status of your organisation's occupational health and safety management system against defined requirements. This will be undertaken via document review, interviews with key personnel and an inspection of your organisation's premises. This process will include sampling of operational activities to ensure effective implementation of the health and safety management system.

Upon successful completion, your organisation will be awarded BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification and you will receive a certificate and logo to demonstrate your achievement.

Useful download
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 factsheet


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Benefits include:
  • Confirmation that your health and safety systems and arrangements meet the standard
  • An independent external review and assessment of your systems by an experienced health and safety practitioner
  • Ongoing opportunity to demonstrate continual improvement within your organisation
  • A recognised standard for supporting commercial tenders and proposals.

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The audit can be conducted in two stages (see below) or alternatively in a “one off” initial compliance audit visit.

Stage one audit
This is primarily a document review of the safety management system to ensure the requirements of the standard are in place. Dependent upon the outcome of this stage, the auditor will recommend and agree the schedule and date for the stage two audit.

Stage two audit
This will involve a review and close out of any nonconformances identified within the stage one process, together with a sampling of effective implementation of the systems in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard. Following the completion of the audits you will be provided with a written report which will detail any areas of nonconformance and/or observations for improvement of existing systems.​

How long does certification last?
Upon successful completion of the audit process and subsequent awarding of certification, the organisation will be required as a minimum, to undertake annual surveillance audits for the next three years. This is to ensure the requirements of the standard are being maintained and continually improved.

Awareness training
We can also provide OHSAS 18001 awareness training as part of your preparation for the audit.​

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Internationally recognised, our audit and consultancy services are the best way to ensure your safety and environmental management systems are fit for purpose and effectively implemented.

Standardisation and quality assurance
British Safety Council auditors are appropriately qualified, highly experienced health and safety professionals who are subject to a robust internal quality assurance and appraisal process, in addition to the requirements of relevant professional bodies with whom they are members.

All audit reports are technically verified and quality-endorsed before being issued to clients and auditors are also subject to “on-site” monitoring (subject to client agreement) on a sampling basis. Annual standardisation meetings are held, at which auditor attendance is mandatory.

Our expertise
Use our experts to guide you through the latest changes in standards and legislation. Our dedicated, experienced and highly competent team of consultants work around the world and across all sectors. We help identify where and how you can improve your safety and environmental management systems and performance. We assist in validating and improving policies, procedures and protocols for effective management and provide clear recommendations to continually improve your performance.​


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