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OHSAS 18001 document template set
The OHSAS 18000 / OHSAS 18001 health and safety standard requires a number of procedures. Though the Standard does not require that the procedures be documented, most system users document them as procedures or instructions.
Here are editable templates covering the 10 required procedures, plus an instruction that documents control methods for a very common safety hazard aspect (office safety).
We've developed these templates over 20 years of working with OHSAS 18001 clients all over North America. Once edited to fit particular clients's circumstances, and effectively implemented, they easily pass audits.
These documents come in fully editable Word format. Order the complete set - download the documents seconds later - and save nearly $35!
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"The Names have been Changed"
a blog by Rob Kantner
How to do well in an ISO audit, Part One: Registration
Last time I told you about a good way to fail an ISO audit.
Not that you can actually "fail." The only way to "fail" an ISO audit is to rack up a major noncompliance and then refuse to fix it.
This time let's talk about 10 tips and tricks for doing well in your initial registration audit.
This goes beyond the old "plan it, do it, and prove it" maxim. Everybody knows that stuff. We'll also assume you understand all about documenting your system.
- First: make sure everyone knows the "5 Key Facts" about your ISO system. (This pertains to ISO 9001 quality systems. For the key facts that pertain to environmental and health/safety, drop me an email.) 1) The policy statement (or a slogan version of it), 2) the name of the system, 3) how to initiate a corrective action, 4) the location of the ISO documents, 5) how to get documents changed when needed. Everybody needs to know these, including top management.
- Speaking of whom: make sure top management can fluently answer questions out of the Management Responsibility section of whatever standard you're being audited to. Used to be top management could float regally above the fray; no more.
- Be sure you've internally audited the entire system once, and problem areas an additional time (after corrective action on the first round).
- Take care to internally audit your internal audit process, using a qualified auditor who is not otherwise involved in the audit process.
- Check your entire facility for old procedures and instructions that was taped to walls and bulletin boards years ago and that everyone has quit seeing. Get rid of same.
- While you're at it, clean house. First impressions are important.
- Have lots of corrective actions in your system. This seems counterintuitive to some folks, who think the fewer corrective actions you have, the better a company you are. Wrong. Corrective actions demonstrate that you're serious about solving problem permanently.
- Make sure to have at least two and preferably three preventive actions written up and processed all the way through. Preventive action is a separate and distinct process from corrective action.
- Make sure your registration body is on your approved vendor list.
- Don't let people use pencil or white-out on system documents or records.
Those are some of the steps we deploy. What are your favorites?
July 22, 2015