Keeping Standards High: OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
If you are involved in the either the strategic or operations management of an organisation or business, you will be aware that when hiring the services of another organisation or business, certain factors have to be taken into consideration in the decision on which company to choose. If you are looking to engage in a series of contractual obligations that might well take months or even years to execute, you need certain assurances about the quality, sustainability and efficacy of the organisation being considered.
No matter the size of the organisation, high standards will distinguish one from another. This is where OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 come into play. Maintaining these standards and making sure that audits are carried out in respect of them will help maintain standards. When push comes to shove, you can’t just rely on gut instinct!
What is OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 states and sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice. By working with TPB and bringing health and safety standards into your organisation you will be empowered to attain the maximum return for your operations, your employees and your customers.
OHSAS 18001 is essentially a framework for a management system that maintains standards in occupational health and safety. It is a part of a series of standards called OHSAS 18000, along with OHSAS 18002. In working with this management system, your organisation will be able to put in place the procedures, policies and controls required in order to achieve the best possible working conditions and health and safety in the workplace. These standards are aligned to internationally-recognised best practice.
What is ISO 9001 Quality Management?
ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS) that can work to the benefit of organisations of any size. It is recognised internationally. It is a tool for the improvement of business.
ISO 9001 Quality Management certification can help your organisation to:
(1)Become more resilient and build a sustainable business
(2)Demonstrate that you have strong corporate governance
(3)Satisfy more of your customers
(4)Work effectively with stakeholders and with your supply chain
(5)Continually improve, streamlining operations and reducing costs
(6)Win more business and compete in tenders
What is ISO 14001 Environmental Management (EMS)
ISO 14001 is designed to improve the environmental performance of your organisation. If your organisation is developing or if it is formalising your environmental management system (EMS), ISO 14001 certification will aid in the delivery of more than regulatory compliance and the ability to satisfy supplier requirements.
Engagement with ISO 14001 helps organisations and businesses of all sizes and across all sectors result in the practice of more sustainable operations. Ultimately, sustainability can save your organisation money and engage employees. Sustainability can build better brand awareness and build up resilience during uncertain times, as well as the ability to rapidly adapt to change.
Our auditing service is not designed or contrived from the outset to find fault with your organisation. It is there to help you meet the national and international standards that make your organisation distinct from others and therefore more competitive.
TPB has an obligation to audit independently, honestly and objectively. Having engaged with your organisation we will provide a report on a sampled audit. This is a like a snapshot in time. This report is based on the collection and interpretation of three types of evidence:
The report that is generated by the collection of information in this way will contain the interpretation of the data, which will include possible solutions to any shortfalls identified in processes and procedures.
TPB Partnership is committed to the independent, honest and objective auditing of your organisation’s Quality, Health and Safety, Environment, Social Accountability, and Information Security. We will help you maintain and reach standards that will distinguish your organisation from others.