Development and implementation of the Health and Safety (H&S) Management System according to OHSAS 18001, in case the company wants to get certified by accredited certifying body.
The steps to follow up in the implementation of the H&S Management System to get the previous objective defined are the following:
2.1 presentation of THE project: It will be presented to the top management and different departments.
2.2 INITIAL EVALUATION: A study of the current and real scenario of the company will be done.
2.3 PLANNING: From the results of the initial evaluation, a planning of the works to develop will be done (documentation, dates, responsibilities, etc.) and the manager of the system will be designated (management’s representative).
2.4 DOCUMENTATION DEVELOPMENT: It will consist of: policy, procedures, instructions, leadership, risk assessment, and everything needed to define and control H&S.
2.5 FIRST STAGE OF IMPLEMENTATION: The documentation defined and approved by the top management of the company, is available to be implemented.
2.6 second stage of implementation: Once all documentation is defined, approved and implemented, then the company is ready to overcome the certification audit, with enough time to master the last procedures defined and implemented.
2.7 INTERNAL AUDIT: Once the whole system (second stage) is implemented, an Internal audit will be developed to:
- Check the H&S Management System compliance to the standard requirements.
- Check the H&S management system is understood by the workers of the company.
- Make appointment dates of certification with the accredited certifying body, depending on the results.
- Make a report with the evidences and non-conformities detected in the Audit.
2.8 BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION: DISTEC will collaborate with the Company / Firm, to solve doubts and concepts before the audit by the certifying body, if the company wishes it. Once the company is certified, DISTEC´s role will end up.