OHSAS 18001:2007

Certification of occupational health and safety
(The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 looses its validity per September 11, 2021 and will be replaced by the ISO 45001.)


Health and safety at work is an important issue in any corporate culture which is geared to sustainable success. The OHSAS 18001 standard defines criteria which are applicable worldwide to duly optimised management systems. Verification that the criteria are satisfied is a credit to any company and an automatic image boost. As a leading audit and certification body, SQS has many years of experience and expertise spanning all sectors of industry. This explains why the SQS certificate for health and safety standards conforming to OHSAS 18001 is held in high regard and accepted all over the world.


OHSAS 18001 fosters an awareness of safety, increases productivity (fewer working days lost) and enhances the reputation of a company as an attractive employer.

Target groups

Companies and organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after 3 years.


The SQS certificate of conformity with OHSAS 18001 has international validity and is recognised worldwide through the IQNet partnership.


OHSAS 18001 can be extended into an integrated management system in conjunction with ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

Eric Sch├╝tz
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