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AS/NZA 4801:2001 - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

An OHS Management System (OHSMS) is a planned and structured flow of documented processes that creates an intentional way that a business manages OHS.  These documented processes are typically in the form of OHS policies and OHS procedures, which, when implemented successfully assist the business to create a safe workplace and continue to improve its OHS performance. An effectively implemented OHS Management System (OHSMS) is fundamental to deliver an organisationally consistent and effective approach to safety.
There are clear links between a good OHS Management System (OHSMS) and long-term business efficiency. An OHS Management System (OHSMS) can benefit any organisation, no matter how small or large, by:

  • Helping organisations create safer work environments
  • Reducing injuries and injury-related costs.  By pre-empting injuries, employers save money on medical expenses, the injured employee’s wages, insurance claim excesses,  replacement labour and increased workers’ compensation insurance premiums
  • Providing measurable systems that can verify OHS performance
  • Demonstrating that the organisation is meeting legal requirements
  • Reducing risks of legal action for worker's compensation and liability claims
  • Providing due diligence evidence should an incident or accident occur
  • Enhancing the organisation’s reputation
  • Improving business opportunities. If you supply goods and/or services, many of your potential clients favour purchasing products or services from businesses with an established OHS Management System (OHSMS)

Advantage Safety & Risk Management Services works with businesses to ensure that their OHS Management Systems (OHSMS) address, and are specific to, the business and its OHS hazards. Whether the business is small or large, basic or complex, its OHS Management System (OHSMS) should:

  • Have senior management commitment to the management of OHS hazards and risks
  • Be integrated into, and supported by, the organisation’s overall business objectives and targets
  • Have policies and procedures that are specific to the business and its OHS hazards and risks
  • Provide sufficient resources to ensure the OHS Management System (OHSMS) is implemented 
  • Ensure that the OHS Management System (OHSMS) is regularly reviewed (via an OHS audit). Workplace hazards and risks will vary over time and change following workplace changes

Our OHS Management System (OHSMS) services include:

  • Development of online and/or paper based OHS systems
  • Development or review of specific OHS policies and/or procedures

If you would like further information regarding how Advantage Safety & Risk management services can assist you with OHSMS development and review, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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