Implement OHSAS 18001 in your business, so you can assess the level of your compliance

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 05 Nov. 2014

Tags: ohsas 18001, health and safety audit, health and safety compliance audit, health and safety compliance

If you don’t comply with the OHS Act, the DoL will charge you penalties, shut your business down or send you to jail.

That’s why you need to constantly assess your company’s health and safety compliance.

The best way to do this is to use a system like OHSAS 18001.

It will help you identify and rectify your level of workplace health and safety compliance so the DoL doesn’t clamp down on your business…


OHSAS 18001 will help you identify the level of compliance in your workplace against these four measures

1. Full compliance 
You have adhered to the requirements of the OHS Act and the DoL’s standard. No major or minor non-compliance found.
2. Opportunity for  Improvement (OFI)
This is when your health and safety management system may be weak, cumbersome, redundant or overly complex. Here ‘s an opportunity for you to improve your current status.
OFIs don’t require any action, but you should give them serious thought.
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3. Minor Non-compliance
This non-compliance isn’t likely to result in the failure of your management system or reduce its ability to assure controlled processes or products but you do need to fix it.
4. Major Non-compliance
This is the absence or total breakdown of your system to meet a specified requirement.
A number of minor non-compliances against one requirement can represent a total breakdown of your system and become a major non-compliance. 
Major non-compliance requires immediate action to fix your health and safety management system. You’ll need to take the auditor’s advice, with the recommendations of your HSE committee to fix these issues.
Use OHSAS 18001 to identify your compliance levels so you can find and fix any serious issues before the DoL inspector does.
Check out the OHSAS 18001 Audit Kit for everything you need to use OHSAS in your business.

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