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OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems certification

Manage the hazards and risks in your organisation to ensure a healthy and safe workplace for your people with an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System certified to OHSAS 18001.


An effective and robust occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system can help you turn uncontrolled hazards into controlled risks and so better safeguard the wellbeing of both your people and your business. OHSAS 18001 was developed in response to industry demand for a recognisable health and safety management system standard that could be externally assessed and certified.

ISO 45001: A new international standard for occupational health and safety.
The new OH&S standard, ISO 45001, has been approved following an overwhelming final vote of 93% by the ISO member National Standard Bodies (NSBs).  OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn on publication of ISO 45001:2018, which is expected in March 2018. 

There will be a three-year migration period from the date of publication and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has developed the migration requirements to help certified organisations, certification bodies, accreditation bodies and other interested parties to migrate to the new standard.

What we offer

LR recognises that every organisation and its OH&S management system are unique. The impact of the revision from OHSAS 18001 to the ISO 45001 will depend upon the complexity of your organisation and the maturity of your management system once it is available.

At LR, we take time to understand the needs and unique circumstances of our clients and their businesses, to act with judgement, sensitivity and care.
Our independence means that we’re committed to doing things the right way to reach the highest standards and best outcomes for all, giving our clients confidence in our decisions every time.

We specialise in management systems compliance including gap analysis, assessment and certification, all underpinned with expert advice designed to meet the needs of your industry.
We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision. We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.

We provide practical client training courses worldwide in various languages, led by trained and qualified tutors. Many of our courses are endorsed by relevant professional bodies and based on our experience of assessing management systems. We offer both public and in-house training services including customised training solutions.

A wide range of assurance services
Don’t let your certification journey stop with health and safety; at LR, we deliver certification, validation and verification assessment services to all of the world’s leading standards and schemes including environmental, sustainability, energy management, business continuity, cyber security and many more.

What are the benefits?

Safer and healthier people, legal compliance and easy integration.
OHSAS 18001 provides a structured approach to hazard identification and risk management, which helps to avoid a high proportion of accidents and occupational health issues; this in turn leads to a healthier and safer working environment and improved morale.

Having an effective OH&S management system helps to identify legislation and other regulatory requirements, helping you to stay within the law and avoiding damage to your reputation.

OHSAS 18001 is based around the ‘plan, do, check, act’ cycle, which makes it easy to integrate with other management systems standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Why choose LR?

LR has been at the forefront of standards development and a market leader in certification and training for more than 25 years.  

Technical expertise
Our assessors are health and safety and industry specialists who are matched with your business needs, enabling an effective and robust audit of your system. We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.

Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.

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