The OHSAS 18001/ELOT 1801 standards describe the basic principles for the implementation of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and can be applied to all companies regardless of size or activity.
Health and Safety at Work is one of the fundamental issues of contemporary labour and, for that reason, it is protected by a wide range of legislation requirements. The OHSAS 18001/ELOT 1801 standards describe the main principles for the design and implementation of Health and Safety Management Systems. These specific standards can be implemented to all kinds of enterprises, with no limitation to the size or the nature of business activity.
Health and Safety Management Systems refer to all companies that aim to:
- Prove their interest for the safety of their employees as well as of all the involved parties to everyday function (customers, subcontractors, visitors etc)
- Establish a reliable system for the identification, documentation, assessment and control of all dangers that could appear during their operation
- Eliminate the incidents/accidents. For that reason, enterprises should take actions for the achievement of specific health & safety targets, within an implemented Health & Safety System
- Establish a safe working environment, as well as a health and safety culture understood by the whole of the company’s employees
Through the identification of all mentioned above, The International standards Organization (ISO) is designing ISO 45001, the first international standard for Health & safety at Work, which will gradually replace OHSAS 18001:2007. The release of the new standard is scheduled for the end of 2016, early 2017.
TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) performs audits and awards certificates accredited by the German and the Greek Accreditation Councils (DAKKS and ESYD). The added value of the provided services of TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) is the experienced auditors in the field of health and safety in a wide range of business activites (industry, construction, services). This establishes the credibility of the TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) audits, as they target and reveal the health and safety issues of each company separately, thus benefiting the company by adding value.