Health and safety in the workplace is a key issue for every organisation and an Occupational Health & Safety Management System can help to protect the organisation and its employees.
An Occupational Health & Safety Management System allows an organisation to identify and control their health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents and ensure the relevant health and safety legislation is being complied with.
AS/NZS 4801 and SafetyMAP (the Victorian Work Cover Authority equivalent of AS/NZS 4801) set out the requirements that need to be met for an effective health and safety management system. Based on established health and safety standards, they are designed to work for organisations of all sizes and from across all sectors.
AS/NZS 4801 and SafetyMAP are aimed at organisations committed to staff and workplace safety, whether they currently have no measures in place or want to improve their existing Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
Certifying a company’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System means that a third party, such as BSI Group Australia , ensures that an application is viewed from an independent angle and that a team of experienced and professional client managers will apply their industry knowledge to assist the organisation to benchmark it;s systems against a proven standard.
An independently assessed Occupational Health & Safety Management System also tells stakeholders that the organisation has met a number of legal and regulatory requirements, giving stakeholders confidence in the organisation. This also helps in avoiding any bad publicity that goes with workplace accidents.
Implementing AS/NZS4801or SafetyMAP also shows a clear commitment to the safety of staff and can contribute to a more motivated, efficient and productive workforce.
Fewer accidents means less expensive downtime for an organisation, as well as improving an organisations insurance liability rating.
An Occupational Health & Safety Management System can also highlight whether or not employees are competent for the task being performed, which impacts on training and teamwork. The regular assessment process will help in continually monitoring and improving your health and safety performance.
AS/NZS 4801and SafetyMAP can be seamlessly integrated with other management system standards such as ISO9001.