Straight forward cost effective OHSAS 18001/ Safe T Cert Implementation!

Interested in achieving accreditation to OHSAS 18001/ Safe T Cert but concerned about the costs and the hastle?

Qualtec have been involved in assisting companies implement management systems for the past 15 years and have helped over 200 companies achieve various accreditations. In 99% of cases, they achieve accreditation first time.

Their approach is simple and cost effective. They produce a documented Safety Management System that reflects your current system and that meets the requirements of OHSAS 18001.

You only pay based on results. We charge a fixed fee of 1,000 euro for the production of your safety documentation. We only invoice you when it is completed. You only pay when the auditing body have assessed that documentation and we deal with any issues they raise!

We then charge a fixed fee of 1,000 euro for carrying out of an internal audit of your documented Safety Management System.

The final fee of 1,000 euro is payable when you achieve OHSAS 18001/ Safe T Cert accreditation!

We will liaise with the different auditing bodies and ensure that you get the most competitive quotation for your audit. This will save you thousands!!!

Why should your company implement OHSAS 18001/ Safe T Cert?

  • It will assist your company in meeting regulatory requirements.
  • It is a great marketing tool.
  • Certification may become a prerequisite for tendering to EU public bodies.
  • It will increase your company’s vendor rating by blue chip companies.
  • It may become a requirement to do business with blue chip companies.
  • It may improve your company’s ability to bid for contracts.·
  • It may reduce your insurance premium.
  • It will reduce the risk of accidents and occupational ill health.
  • It will reduce lost time through employee illness and injury.
  • It will indicate to employees that the company is concerned about their welfare.

How would Qualtec approach implementing OHSAS 18001 into your company?

Project Management

A person with the necessary authority and ability must be appointed as OH&S Co-ordinator.His/her job is to liase with the consultant, co-ordinate and monitor the OH&S system and to see that prompt and effective action is taken when required.

It is expected that the OH&S Co-ordinator would be available for approximately an hour and a half per week. If this is not practical, a number of people can fulfil this role. Our consultant will manage the project.

This management will include:

- drawing up a project plan,

- assessing the company's procedures,-

identifying shortfalls in procedures,

- agreeing corrective action to ensure compliance with the standard,

- documenting the company's procedures,-

auditing the procedures to ensure compliance with the documented system,

- chairing progress reviews.

Implementation phases

Phase I Planning and preparing safety documentation

This phase involves the carrying out of a comprehensive risk assessment of the company’s operations and the establishment of agree controls and procedures to manage the risks identified. All relevant legislation must be reviewed to assess its applicability to the company’s operation. Again controls and procedures to conform to any requirements identified in the legislation must be documented. A document must be produced explaining how the company manages safety. This document usually is the Safety Statement.

Phase II Implementation

The next phase of the project is the implementation of the arrangements outlined in the document produced in the previous phase. This implementation will include the introduction of staff to the controls and procedures agreed in the previous phase, the issuance of any PPE to staff, the implementation of communication arrangements, putting guards in place, the erection of any hazard signs, the execution of workstations analysis and the controlling of subcontractors.

Phase III Audits

Once the OH&S System has been implemented, the audit phase can commence. Our consultant will formally go through every procedure in the same way as the external auditor in order to ensure that company personnel are operating in accordance with the agreed procedures. Any non-compliances will be recorded. The consultant will meet with the person responsible for the area where the non-compliance arose, to investigate why the procedure is not being complied with and to agree corrective action. The reason may very well be that the procedure is impractical and, if this is case, the procedure must be amended. However, if it is agreed that the procedure is correct, practical and necessary, agreement must be sought on when the procedure will be implemented. These procedures will be reviewed within a month to assess the effectiveness of the implementation.

Once the audits have been “closed out” to the satisfaction of the consultant, the company is then ready for a formal audit by an external auditing body. The documented OH&S system will be sent to the auditing body for approval. Once satisfied with the manuals, the auditing body will visit your company to verify through audits that the company is following the procedures outlined in the manuals. Your company will be approved to OHAS 18001 when the company outlines how it intends to correct any problems found during the audit.