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OHSAS 18001 document template set

download documents instantlyThe 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).

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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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OHSAS 18001 Document Templates
Complete set of generic OHSAS 18001 procedures and instructions required by the OHSAS 18001 standard. Provided in Word format and completely customizable. Includes 10 procedures and 1 instruction. (Details of each provided below.) 74.95  Add to Cart
Office Safety Instruction This fully editable instruction provides generic safety management information for an office environment. included
Health/Safety Planning & Management Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall health / safety management processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Legal / Regulatory Compliance Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines processes for assuring legal / regulatory compliance, consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Training and Competence Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall training and competence processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Communication / Participation Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall communication (internal and external) and participation processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Document Control Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall document control processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Monitoring & Measurement Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall monitoring / measurement processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Nonconformity Handling Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall nonconformity handling (and corrective / preventive action) processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Control of Records Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall records control processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Internal Audit Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall internal audit processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included
Management Review Procedure This fully editable and generic procedure outlines overall health/safety management processes consistent with OHSAS 18001 requirements. included

Rob Kantner

"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

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