This Standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), to enable an organization to formulate a policy and objectives taking into account legislative requirements and information about hazards or risks.
4801 is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) which can help to protect companies and their employees – 4801 is a framework that will allows a company to identify and control their health and safety risks, reduce their potential for accidents and ensure they are complying with relevant Health & Safety legislation. The objectivs of this standard are:
A safer workplace - An OHSMS enables you to identify hazards, assess risks and put the necessary risk control measures in place to prevent accidents.
Stakeholder confidence - An independently assessed OHSMS tells your stakeholders that your comany has met a number of legal and regulatory requirements, giving stakeholders confidence in your organization.
Morale - Implementing 4801 shows a clear commitment to the safety of your staff and can contribute to a more motivated, efficient and productive workforce.
Reduced costs - Fewer accidents means less expensive downtime for an organization. AS/NZS 4801, SafetyMAP also improves insurance liability rating.
Training - An OHSMS also highlights whether or not employees are competent for the task they are performing, which impacts on training and teamwork. The regular assessment process will help a company continually monitor and improve your Health & Safety performance