Health and Safety Systems - OHSAS 18001



What is Occupational Health and Safety?


Occupational health and safety (OHS) systems, sometimes known as workplace health and safety (WHS) systems, are the systems put in place by an organisation to make a job or workplace safer for employees, visitors and other occupants.


The focus of these systems is hazard prevention. Identifying potential sources of injury in a certain role or workplace, and putting in place processes, procedures and physical safety improvements to lower the risk of injury.


Why get an OHS system?


From a productivity perspective, lowering the incidence of injury to employees pays dividends, through lowering the amount of lost time in sick leave and due to injury.


Health and safety in the workplace is highly regulated in New Zealand and organisations can face heavy sanctions where they are found to have inadequate systems in place to protect worker safety.


Additionally the quality of an organisation’s OHS system will be taken into account when assessing liability in the event that someone is injured in the workplace. If the system is inadequate, this may lead to the organisation being found liable and being required to pay significant compensation or face other penalties.


What can Productivity Management Services do for you?


At Productivity Management Services we provide consultants who can implement new quality assurance systems and manage existing systems. We aim to give business owners and managers a way to outsource their system implementation and management with greater convenience and at a lower cost than performing these tasks in-house. Our services include:


  • Evaluate and report on organisational conformance to relevant OHS standards.


  • Design, document and implement OHS management systems to any of the relevant Standards, including OHSAS 18001:2007, and can assist organisations with the efficient integration of systems.


  • Operate and maintain OHS management systems, in whole or in part, on behalf of clients,


  • Conduct internal audits.


  • Provide supplementary support services in large organisations or a more extensive management function for smaller firms.


Click here to discover why Productivity Management Services offers the best solutions to help your business get and maintain ISO certification.


If you need assistance with implementing or maintaining an ISO system, or if you have any queries regarding how to obtain ISO certification, please contact us.


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