OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001

It is an internationally accepted standard that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating a Health and Safety Management System.

OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organizations, should they wish to do so.

The (OHSAS) specification gives requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable an organisation to control its OH&S risks and improve its performance. It does not state specific OH&S performance criteria, nor does it give detailed specifications for the design of a management system.

Key Benefits include:

  • Business Partners will have more confidence in your Organisation.
  • Larger Companies and Government Agencies may only buy from Organisations that can show effective
  • Health & Safety Systems are in place.
  • Eliminates or minimises risk to Employees and other interested parties.
  • Reduction in Compensation claims and Insurance Costs.
  • Less potential for fines, penalties and prohibitions.
  • Improved working conditions.
  • Reduction in accidents and near miss incidents.
  • Ensures you meet Legislation and Regulations at all times.
  • Reduction in sickness costs.

How Guthrie & Craig Can Assist You...


Initial Review of your Current Systems and Processes. Determine internal and external issues and requirements of Interested Parties that could effect the Management System. Support with development of Objectives and planning actions to address Risks and Opportunities.


Development or update of Individual or Integrated Management System incorporating Company Processes, and Supporting Documentation. All System Documentation Prepared and Submitted for Client Approval.


On-site Support including coaching on New Systems. ISO Awareness Training including new Annex SL Clause Structuring and Enhanced Leadership Requirements.


Internal Audit of Systems and Support with Management Reviews.


External UKAS Assessment (conducted by an Independent Assessing Body). G&C can be in attendance if required to support you through the Assessment.


On-going Support / Maintenance including carrying out Internal Audits and updates to systems.

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  • Jonathon Shaw, Waste Transfer Station Manager for Impetus Waste Management. Waste Management Operations, North East

    Impetus have recently used Guthrie & Craig to help us with the process of implementing ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 into our Business and found their professionalism and work ethic second to none. Nothing is ever too much of a problem and they are always available to answer questions and queries no matter how small. We firmly believe that the process would have been much more onerous without their first class advise and support.

    - Jonathon Shaw, Waste Transfer Station Manager for Impetus Waste Management. Waste Management Operations, North East

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    - Dorothy Farquhar, SBc Contracts Performance Manager (Scottish Borders Council)

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