Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) from part of an overall organisation wide plan to mitigate the risks and potential hazards that could arise in the workplace. The scope of an OHSMS does not typically include detailed OHS outcomes; rather it is intended to help an organisation to guide the development of policy and procedures.
This Standard is applicable to any organisation that wishes to—
(a) improve an existing OHSMS;
(b) reconcile performance against policies;
(c) communicate adherence to OHSMS with external stakeholders;
(d) external validation and registration an OHSMS; or
(e) internally assess and conform with the Standard
All requirements in The AS/NZS 4801 Certification standard are designed to be built into your organisation’s OHSMS. Applying an OHSMS to your business often depends on the nature of the business itself and the typical activities involved in operations.
The primary concern of an OHSMS is to guide the operation to comply with relevant legislation and standards. It is important to note that implementing of any of the requirements of this Standard, does not guarantee full legal requirements and obligations are met. Implementing this standard does not preclude any action by a statutory body.