DAS Certification (AS/NZ)

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Certification – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Introduction

The health and safety of all employees is major priority of all organisations.  An effective safety culture can be significantly enhanced by the development and implementation of an effective occupational health and safety management system.  

Occupational Health & SafetyOrganisations can actively reduce workplace risks through the implementation of an effective occupational health and safety management system.  A well developed and maintained occupational health and safety management system will permit your organisation to:

  • Identify workplace hazards;
  • Establish suitable hazard controls;
  • Establish a consultative work environment and improve communication;
  • Demonstrate your commitment to workplace safety; and
  • Reduce workplace illness and injury.

BS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System does not define a business process; rather it defines business outcomes.  The processes by which these outcomes are achieved are defined by the organisation, based on the organisation’s business needs.  BS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System is not a “one size fits all” template.  Each and every system should be organisational- specific based on the operational requirements of the business.  DAS Certification (AS/NZ) prides itself on working with our clients to ensure your Occupational Health and Safety Management System fits your business rather than a consultant’s template design.  By understanding your business goals, culture and health and safety risks, DAS Certification (AS/NZ) is able to interpret your business processes in the light of the BS 18001 outcomes rather than simply following an audit checklist.  This approach is achieved by focussing on the safety outcomes rather that the processes involved. 

Benefits

certification benefitsImplementation of BS 18001 brings with it many benefits and advantages, which may include:

  • Reduction in the number of accidents;
  • Reduction in downtime and associated costs;
  • Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Demonstration to stakeholders of your commitment to health and safety;
  • Demonstration of an innovative and forward thinking approach;
  • Increased access to new customers and business partners;  
  • Potential reduced public liability insurance costs; and
  • State and Commonwealth Recognised Third Party Certification.

Service Tailored to Your Business

DAS Certification (AS/NZ) has highly skilled personnel with considerable experience in the certification of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and the provision of advice specifically designed to meet our customer’s OH&S system requirements. DAS Certification (AS/NZ) is an endorsed Australian owned and operated company under AUSBUY Australian owned business scheme. Our company structure allows DAS Certification (AS/NZ) to provide a personalised service that adds value to your business. Our business is built around developing long-term business partnerships whereby DAS Certification (AS/NZ) works with your organisation to achieve your business objectives. We achieve this goal by:

  • By providing a personalised, professional service;
  • Programming audit dates to suit your business schedule;
  • Matching auditors with the appropriate skills and experience to your business;
  • Taking the time to understand not only your business system, but your business goals;
  • Applying an open-book approach to auditing;
  • Taking a long term approach to the development of your system; and
  • Identifying the areas within the system that add most value to your organisation.

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Your Route to Certification

Enquiry and Free Estimate
Following your enquiry DAS Certification will provide you with an obligation free quote.
On acceptance of our quote, DAS Certification will ask that you complete our application form and Memorandum of Understanding.

There are no fees until your certification has been completed.

Once the application has been processed DAS Certification will contact you to start the certification process, agree dates for the Stage 1 Audit and assign an Auditor who will liaise directly with you to finalise the audit arrangements.

Stage 1 Audit

The Stage 1 Audit (part of which is generally conducted on site) provides a focus for planning the Main Audit.  We review documentation specific to your business and work with your staff to quickly resolve any problems.

Main Audit Visit

The Main Audit measures the effectiveness of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System in managing your quality requirements, products, processes and services.

The audit is carried out alongside your own people, with results and findings openly discussed and reviewed. At the end of the audit, a report is prepared for acknowledgement and acceptance by your Company Representative. Any corrective actions arising from the audit are discussed and any forward plan of work agreed, including a follow-up visit if needed.

Certification Approval and Surveillance Programme

When your Occupational Health and Safety Management System complies with ISO 18001, a certificate of approval is issued which is valid for three years, subject to satisfactory on-going maintenance of your Quality Management System. Verification is through an audit programme that is carried out by yearly surveillance visits organised to fit in with your business schedule.

Three-yearly Reassessment Visit

  • Every three years, your Occupational Health and Safety Management System needs to be reassessed.
  • Following satisfactory reassessment, your certificate is reissued for a further three years.

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