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AS/NZS 4801 Safety Certification

Safety is the condition of being protected from harm.

AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety Certification

AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001 certified safety system can help:

  • assists in meeting legal obligations and licensing conditions,
  • develop a methodology for identifying hazards within your workplace and,
  • assess and control safety risks within your organisation.

Zero harm and 100% legal compliance is the goal for many organisations when it comes to safety. Both of these challenges require systematic management discipline.

Compass Assurance Services is accredited by JAS-ANZ to certify AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, our accreditation number is M5310713AO.

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What is the difference between AS/NZS4801 & OHSAS18001?

What is the difference between AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001?

When deciding to seek certification of the organisations safety management system there are currently two options – AS/NZS 4801 & OHSAS 18001. Below I will explore some of the key differences between these two standards.

Why do I need to certify my safety system?

Why do I need to certify my safety system?

Seeking safety certification to either OHSAS18001 or AS/NZS4801 Safety Management Systems has numerous potential benefits for any organisation that implements compliant systems, from small businesses to large corporates.

What are the benefits of getting Safety Certification?

What are the benefits of getting Safety Certification?

Companies often initially seek certification for external reasons such as getting on preferred supplier’s lists, improving company image and responding to customer demands but safety certification can have more benefits beyond more work.

How can I get certified?

How can I get certified?

Getting ISO certification is a lot easier than you might think, We take you through the three step audit process from your initial enquiry to the final certification decision.

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We worked hard so you don’t have to. Our checklists break down the standard in plain English so you can understand the requirements and what your business needs to do to get certified.

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AS/NZS 4801 Key Aspects & Benefits

Certification to the Australian and New Zealand standard for safety management system AS/NZS 4801 demonstrates that there is management commitment to safe work practices and the appropriate business infrastructure to make every reasonable attempt to bring certainty and consistency in safety performance.

Key Aspects:

  • OHS Policy
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Management Review

Key Benefits:

  • Ensures you have an effective OHS policy and objectives
  • Reduces workplace injuries
  • A process to identify hazards and manage safety risks
  • Demonstrate your commitment to safety to internal and external stakeholders
  • Access to key markets

OHSAS 18001 Key Aspects & Benefits

Certification to the International standard for safety management system OHSAS 18001 demonstrates that there is management commitment to safe work practices and the appropriate business infrastructure to make every reasonable attempt to bring certainty and consistency in safety performance.

Key Aspects:

  • OHS Policy
  • Planning
  • Implementation and Operation
  • Checking
  • Management Review

Key Benefits:

  • Ensures you have an effective OHS policy and objectives
  • Reduces workplace injuries
  • A process to identify hazards and manage safety risks
  • Demonstrate your commitment to safety to internal and external stakeholders
  • Access to key markets

ISO 45001: The new international standard

As it is announced by the ISO Committee ISO/PC 283 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), ISO 45001 will replace other occupational health and safety standards such as OHSAS 18001 as the world’s most recognised occupational health and safety management systems standard as well as AS/NZS 4801 as an Australian/New Zealand standard.

The ISO 45001 will be published in 2016 based on the High Level Structure (HLS) and aligned with the ISO 9001, quality management system and ISO 14001, environmental management system standards that are supposed to be published in September 2017.

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. Context of the organisation
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operations
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement

The choice between the OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZ 4801 is completely up to the company, which is garnering certification, and both are recognised equally within Australia. Both standards have the same aim in looking to eliminate injury and illness in the workplace.

With few differences between these two standards, development of a safety management system for one of the standards does not require much more in the way of specificity for certification to the other standards. Many organisations will look to certify to both standards – they are that similar.

Our Safety Policy
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Policy Statement
At Compass Assurance Services (“Compass”) the quality of our service, the development of our people and the satisfaction of our clients are what guides us.

We strive to be innovative, open-minded, lively, collaborative and skilled

Our Commitments
We are committed to:

• Meeting the requirements of our clients
• Maintaining effective systems that assist us to comply with requirements
• Embracing every opportunity to continually improve what we do and how we do it
• Ensuring our policies are accessible, communicated and understood
• Reviewing our quality objectives and performance against these objectives on a regular basis
• Contributing to the credibility of certification, assurance and training
• Acknowledging the needs of all parties that rely upon us or we have a significant impact upon

Monitoring & Reporting
The effectiveness of this policy shall be monitored. An annual review of its effectiveness shall be made by the Board.

Endorsement
This policy is endorsed by the Board of Directors and the document is owned by the Managing Director.

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