Safety Management – Protect your staff and your business

It is undeniable that managing health and safety in the workplace is not only a legal requirement; it is also the morally correct thing to do.  Structuring your health and safety management system around an accepted standard not only makes sense, it gives an organization the opportunity to prove to regulators, customers and employees alike that health and safety is recognized for its importance.

In Australia and New Zealand the preferred health and safety management system standard is AS/NZS 4801:2001 whereas the rest of the world favours the more globally recognized European standard OHSAS 18001:2007, we offer accredited certification to both of these standards.

Occupational Health and Safety management system certification, OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801, basically requires the organisation to monitor and manage its hazards that may result in harm to its employees. By controlling risks and creating improvements, not only will the organisation be protecting its employees but will also bring bottom line benefits to the performance of the company. There is also the added advantage that the standard requires the company to be aware of all the legislative requirements that are relevant to its operations and therefore the potential for legal non-compliances, and any subsequent court costs or fines, is likewise minimized.

At present ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is currently working on ISO 45001 to replace the current OHSAS 18001:2007.

We also offer assessment and certification to both the WorkSafe Warranty and SafeWork Warranty management system standards. These are more user friendly more cost effective options usually suited more to small to medium sized organizations.


All standards are based on a series of core principles:

Principle 1 – Health and Safety does not “Just Happen”

Principle 2 – Everyone has some level of responsibility for health and safety

Principle 3 – Hazards and the risks they pose must be effectively controlled to prevent harm

Principle 4 – Training & communication are central to safe operations

Principle 5 – All adverse events should be investigated and actions taken to prevent recurrence

Principle 6 – Health & Safety is a consultative and participative process involving both management and employees


The key benefits to health and safety management system certification:

  • Manage Risk
  • Reduce injuries & work related illness
  • Increased communication and “buy in”
  • Reduction in absence
  • Continuous improvement
  • Greater control over processes and internal systems
  • Reducing the hidden costs of workplace accidents and incident
  • Industry best practice
  • Happier staff and contractors and customers
  • Demonstrates your commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment

Health and Safety Management is all about having effective formalized management systems in place to ensure that you, your staff and all stakeholders are protected and supported.  They say health and safety management is “Common Sense”… unfortunately common sense is not so common these days.  Make a difference, make the move and start managing your workplace

International Certifications offer the following Health and Safety Management certification programs:


AS/NZS 4801:2001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – Specifications with guidance for use 

The objective of this standard is to set auditable criteria for an occupational health and safety management system. The standard is a specification that aims to encompass the best elements of such systems already widely used in Australia and New Zealand. It includes guidance on how those criteria may be achieved. The standard should not be relied upon to ensure compliance with all legal and other obligations.

Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to:

  • Identify and control health and safety risks
  • Reduce the potential for accidents
  • Aid legal compliance
  • Improve overall performance

OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – Specifications 

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 sets out the minimum requirements for a best practice occupational health and safety management system – helping organizations to control their hazards and risks, while boosting their performance. This standard also assists companies with their planning and policy formation, while ensuring they comply with the latest health and safety requirements and legislation. It applies to organizations and enterprises of all types and sizes, and accommodates various geographical, cultural and social conditions.

Occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) promote a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that helps organizations to:

  • Identify and control health and safety risks
  • Reduce the potential for accidents
  • Aid legal compliance
  • Improve overall performance

WorkSafe Warranty:2010 – Safety Management System – Requirements (www.WarrantyStandards.com)
SafeWork Warranty:2010 – Safety Management System – Requirements (www.WarrantyStandards.com)

WorkSafe Warranty & SafeWork Warranty are Safety Management Standards that organisations around the globe are choosing to demonstrate their commitment to Safety. While this standard addresses all the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801, it is much easier to implement and to maintain. Consequently implementation is usually less resource intensive and more cost effective. This makes WorkSafe Warranty & SafeWork Warranty perfect alternatives for small to medium size organisations. However, all types of organisations can achieve certification to this standard from primary producers, transport companies, fruit and produce agents, manufacturing companies, civil engineering, construction, government bodies, through to professional service providers and retailers.

 

WorkSafe Warranty & SafeWork Warranty has some advantages over OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801, these are:

  • the certification is often more cost effective.
  • the certification logo can be used on products and packaging to demonstrate your commitment to safety management(this is not permitted with OHSAS 18001 or AS/NZS 4801).
  • consumers are more likely to know what WorkSafe Warranty & SafeWork Warranty is rather than OHSAS 18001 or AS/NZS 4801.
  • the standard has been laid out in a simple user friendly format.
  • one of our auditors described it as “a very workable, easy-to-understand standard that is not full of ‘mumbo-jumbo’ to baffle all potential clients”.

ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) Program – New Zealand Only

International Certifications are approved to offer the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) Program, this has been developed by ACC to recognise those organisation’s actively managing health and safety in the workplace. For details on the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) Program please go this page here.

 


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