Advantages of OHSAS 18001-2007


  • Production time loss
  • Potential cost savings- workers compensation, manufacturing disruptions
  • Demonstrate commitment to the protection of staff, property and plant
  • Demonstrate legal compliance
  • Allows standardization within companies with multiple operation sites
  • Systematically plan, control, and monitor operations through operational controls
  • Enhance reputation for safety and occupational health
  • Reduce insurance premiums
  • Becomes integral part of a sustainable strategy
  • Encourage more effective internal and external communication
  • Increased employee awareness and involvement
  • Improve safety culture

OHSAS 18001-2007


WE offers comprehensive services that will help you to achieve OSHAS 18001:2007 certification. OHSAS 18001 is an international standard, applicable to any industry. We provide assistance to:

  • Thoroughly review organization's existing programs and systems (gap analysis)
  • Identify risks / hazards and applicable laws and regulations
  • Establish OSH policy and objectives
  • Identify documentation requirements
  • Train personnel
  • Implement new programs such as internal audit and management review
  • Help you seek certification of the OHS program
  • It helps organizations to define occupational health and safety policies and objectives
  • It enables better control of hazards from normal operations and unusual situations
  • Its framework is based on two main concepts of continual improvement and regulatory compliance

Key Elements OF OHSAS 18001-2007


  • Health Safety Policy
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls
  • Legal and other requirements
  • Objectives and OHS program(s)
  • Resources, roles, responsibility, accountability and authority
  • Competence, training and awareness
  • Communication, participation and consultation
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Performance measuring, monitoring and improvement

Risk Management Process


OHSAS 18001-2007 Model


Changing the Mindset: Engaging Employees (Operational Risk Management Model)


16 Steps for OHSAS 18001-2007


  1. Top Management must take a firm decision to implement Quality Management System
  2. Top Management must allocate proper resources to implement the above decision

    • Human Resources (Management Representative {ISO coordinator} & Core Team to “prepare, implement, maintain & improve” the Quality System)
    • Time (minimum two to three hours per day (of core team) for initial three months till achieving ISO Certification & afterwards at least one to two hours per week (like every Saturday of core team)
    • Financial Resources. (Fees / charges for Trainings, documentation / consultancy (if outsourced) & ISO Certification / audit charges
  3. Form a core team comprising minimum two employees (one senior & one junior) from each department and appoint one member of core team as a Management Representative (MR ISO coordinator) to co ordinate all OHSAS 18001 related activities. (Which is mandatory as per ISO standard)
  4. Establish a Training Plan

    • Awareness Training for all employees (as it is a team work and all employees are part of Quality Management System)
    • Documentation training for core team
    • Internal Auditors training, to at least three to four members of core team. [For training Contact: “Quality Management Institute”
  5. Implement training plan / Conduct in house (within your company) training seminars OR send your employees to attend open house training seminars (outside your company which are open to all) for above mentioned training seminars.

    • Awareness Training for all employees
    • Documentation training for core team
  6. Review the Existing Business Systems in your organisation in compare ISO with OHSAS 18001 requirements. (Gap analysis exercise)
  7. Formulate Quality Policy [Guiding document] and Quality Objectives [functional / departmental targets / goals]
  8. Formulate Six Mandatory Quality Procedures required by should cover for all three standards
  9. Formulate other Quality Procedures (QP), process flow charts (QFC), departmental work instructions (WI) & other documents [i. e. forms / formats & etc. (QR, FM, FILE, REG., etc.)] required to conduct the company operations and complete the “Quality Manual”
  10. Implement the Newly established “Quality Management System” from a planned / fixed date
  11. Arrange for “Internal Quality Auditors Training” to at least three to four members of Core Team. (Develop Self Assessment Capability)
  12. Conduct first Internal Quality Audit. (After a gap of at least 30 days from the date of implementation of system)
  13.  Make Application for certification to Certification Body (Submit Manuals for Approval(Documentation review / audit. Pay Initial Certification charges to Certification Body at least one month in advance.) [For certification contact : E mail: info@sqmcs.in ]
  14. Conduct first Management Review Meeting and then call Certification Body for conducting on site audit of your Quality System
  15. Initial Audit / Assessment by Certification Body and receiving “Recommendation Letter”, (like a provisional certificate) at the time of closing meeting. (if CB feels that your organizations EMS is confirming to OHSAS 18001 requirements)
  16. Receive original Certificate from Certification Body. (normal time frame within 21 to 30 days from date of recommendation letter)