What to Cover in OHSAS 18001 Checklists for Effective OHSAS Implementation

OHSAS 18000 is an international standard of work health and safety management system. OHSAS 18001: 2007 Developed by leading trade organizations and international standards, it provides a framework for organizations with appropriate and effective management of health and safety at work.

OHSAS 18001 Checklists is a list of the requirements of OHSAS 18001: 2007 and that questions can be used as an effective tool for the verification of implemented Occupational, health, safety management system. It is one of the key document that helps consultants or organization to check whether the implemented system and each department has developed system as per OH&S system requirements or not during internal or external auditing.

Sample OHSAS 18000 Audit Checklist:

  • General Requirements: Has a program been established?
  • OSH policies: What is the organization’s policy?
  • Planning For Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment And Risk Control: OHSAS 18001 Audit checklist of Planning for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control.
  • Objectives: Has the organization established and maintained OSH objectives?
  • OSH Management Program(s): Are there programs to achieve all the identified objectives?
  • Structure and Responsibility: Are roles and responsibility, and authorities defined, documented and communicated?
  • Training, Awareness and Competence: Are procedures established and maintained to make employees aware of a – d above?
  • OHSAS 18001 Audit checklist of Consultation and Communication:  Are there procedures that are maintained for communications to and from interested parties regarding the organization’s pertinent OSH information?
  • OHSAS 18001 Audit checklist of Documentation: How has the organization documented the core elements of its OHSAS 18001 system?
  • Document and Data Control: Are there procedures for controlling and maintaining all documents (e.g., procedures and instructions) and/or data (e.g., engineering drawings and MSDS) required by this standard? Are the documents/data accessible (e.g., can the employee access the documents/data they need), including during an emergency?
  • Operational Control:  Have the operations and activities, including maintenance, been identified that are associated with the identified OSH risks where control measures need to be applied?
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response: Are there maintained procedures to identify potential for accidents and emergency situations?
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring: OHSAS 18001 Audit checklist of Performance Measurement and Monitoring
    Accidents, Incidents, Nonconformance’s and Corrective and
  • Preventive Action: OHSAS 18001 Audit checklist of Accidents, Incidents, Nonconformance and Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Records and Records Management: Are preserved and documented procedures for the identification, maintenance and disposal of OHS records?
  • Auditing requirements: documented procedures and stored for periodic audits of the SST?
  • Review of management: A management conducted a review of the OSH management system on a periodic basis? Is it documented?
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