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Why is Occupational Health and Safety Management important for you?

Occupational health and safety management needs to be of primary concern for organisations that are eager to have an incident-free workplace. As such, OHSAS 18001 lists the requirements for all organisations regardless of their size or nature of the business. These requirements will lead to improved communications, both internally and externally, and will increase awareness of the health and safety matters in the workplace.

By becoming OHSAS 18001 certified, you will demonstrate your ability to meet the necessary health and safety requirements, and your commitment to improve the policies and attain competitive advantage to your stakeholders. Moreover, with OHSAS 18001, you will gain worldwide recognition, which can potentially lead to an increase in business deals and professional network.

What is OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS 18001 is an international standard on occupational health and safety which was designed to help organisations identify, control and minimise their health and safety risks. The standard provides a framework which specifies the necessary policies and procedures that an organisation should follow in order to establish the best working environment and prioritise the health and safety of its employees.

PECB Internationally Certified: OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS):

Crest Advisory Africa is accredited by the PECB to conduct internationally accredited training with our Public Courses through our CAA Training Academy (CAATA), we also offer correspondence training and if needed, to do it on site, with our In-house Training offerings.

The training for each of the standards consists of the following modules for different audiences:

Introduction

(1 Day)

OHSAS 18001 Introduction training course enables you to comprehend the basic concepts of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS).

Foundation

(2 days)

  • OHSAS 18001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as specified in OHSAS 18001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an OHSMS, including OHSMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.
  • After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Certified Lead Implementer

(5 days)

  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and be able to apply them in an organisation to ensure the well-being of employees by providing a safe and healthy working environment.
  • After mastering all the necessary concepts of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement OHSAS 18001 in an organisation.

Certified Lead Auditor

(5 days)

  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) audit by applying widely recognised audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

 

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

Organisational Gap analysis against OHSAS 18001

Organisations will then need to perform a gap analysis to assess the nature of changes that are required in their business. Should you not feel confident in conducting a gap analysis, you may call on a CAA qualified Lead Implementer and Auditor to assist. CAA offers guidance that will lead your team to certain compliance.

Once ready, you can contact CAA to conduct a pre-certification, or readiness audit, implement corrective action and you’re good-to-go.

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