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What is OHSAS 18001 certification?

What is OHSAS 18001 certification?

By on Jun 22, 2021 in Blog, Scaffolding |

An occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system aim to significantly reduce the risk of injury, accidents, and work-related illness in businesses. Having a healthy and physical fit workforce is a mainstay of many company’s success.

Here at Network Scaffold Services were proud to be certified for OHSAS 18001, and we will explain how this benefits our business and our clients during this post.

OHSAS 18001 explained

The OHSAS 18001 Certification Scheme is an occupational health and safety standard designed to enable organisations to control risks and improve occupational health and safety performance. The certification places a proactive and preventative emphasis on risk-control factors by identifying and assessing how likely hazards are in your workplace.

As an essential management system, OHSAS 18001 helps you reduce direct and indirect costs while preventing workplace injuries. Conforming to this third-party certification safeguards employees, suppliers and customers from risk. By implementing this comprehensive programme into your business you will also be ensuring health and safety in the workplace.

What are the benefits?

Save money – You will reduce the direct and indirect costs from accidents, diseases and other factors.
Boost productivity – The reduction of downtime caused by sickness or injury to workers will boost productivity.
Minimise risk – The risk to human resources across all working environments will be minimised.
Gain a competitive edge – Demonstrating the OH&S compliance within your organisation to all stakeholders will showcase your business as a trusted third-party certification partner.
Improve transparency – Transparency increases in your company with a clearer understanding of safety processes.

Want to know more? Contact Network Scaffold today

If you would like to know more about the OHSAS 18001 certification or more about services we offer at Network Scaffold, please get in touch now.

We are the leading provider of scaffolding, safety decking and plastic hoarding for customers right across Derby and the surrounding areas such as Nottingham.