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Here's how to quickly and easily implement OHSAS 18001 in your workplace

by , 12 November 2014
The best way to protect your company against DoL penalties is to ensure you comply with the OHS Act in full.

To do that, you should use health and safety management systems to control and monitor your company's compliance.

OHSAS 18001 is one of the best health and safety management systems you can use to do this.

Here's how to easily implement it in your company so you can avoid a million rand DoL fine...


Implement OHSAS 18001 today and avoid a million rand DoL fine

Carry out an internal audit on all the areas you need to include in your initial OHSAS audit. Do this by carrying out risk assessments and identifying hazards.
If you have someone in your company who knows how to implement a health and safety management system, ask them to do it for you. Alternatively, employ a health and safety expert who knows how to implement health and safety management systems. This person can advise you on what you need to achieve OHSAS 18001 accreditation. 
Your management team has to support you during this implementation processes. It's the only way to ensure you implement it effectively across all areas of your company.
Here's what to consider when you implement OHSAS 18001 in your company.
*********** Hot off the press  ************

There are over 100 health and safety questions you need to ask to measure your health and safety system.
It would take you the entire day just to think of the 100 questions that you should be asking yourself when doing your internal audit.
And I know your next question…
What exactly ARE the 100 questions you should be answering?
And how do they determine if your health and safety system is compliant with the OHSAS18001 standards?
Stop fussing!

When you put this system in place, consider these 11 things

1. Planning and establishing a framework;
2. Establishing roles and responsibilities;
3. Processes for hazard identification and risk assessments;
4. Reporting and monitoring;
5. Documentation;
6. Emergency procedures;
7. Measuring and constantly improving processes;
8. Performance reviews;
9. Understanding legal obligations;
10. Staff training requirements; and
11. Establishing OHSAS checklist.
There you have it. It's easy to implement OHSAS 18001 and reap the many benefits it can offer your company
To ensure your OHSAS 18001 works effectively, use the OHSAS18001 Audit Kit.

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