BS 18004:2008 Guide to achieving effective occupational health and safety performance

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BS 18004:2008

Guide to achieving effective occupational health and safety performance

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : November 2008



What is BS 18004:2008?

BS 18004 provides guidance for occupational safety and health and safety management systems. It helps you to control risks and improve overall performance. This standard looks at the health and safety requirements in a working environment and offers practical advice to get the right safety measures in place. By following these recommendations, management can better their risk assessments and quality auditing, whilst improving conditions of employment and accident prevention.

How does it work?

BS 18004 benefits any organization that wants to implement an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S) to protect their personnel and other parties from risk or injury at work. Through a set of clear guidelines, this standard helps organizations to develop, maintain and continually improve their OH&S management systems. It also assists management to demonstrate commitment and good practice, and ensures conformity by all parties and across technical documents. With its hands-on recommendations, this standard also helps organizations to meet the right requirements if they wish to register or certify an OH&S management system with an external party.

Who should buy it?

BS 18004 is designed for organizations of all types and sizes, and is particularly useful for personnel dealing with the health and safety on both operational and strategic levels:

  • OH&S directors and managers
  • Safety practitioners
  • Facilities managers
  • HR directors and managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Quality managers
  • OH&S consultants

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Standard NumberBS 18004:2008
TitleGuide to achieving effective occupational health and safety performance
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 November 2008
Confirm Date02 September 2013
Cross ReferencesBS EN ISO 9000:2005, BS EN ISO 9001:2008, BS EN ISO 14001:2004, BS EN ISO 19011:2002, BS OHSAS 18001:2007, BS OHSAS 18002, PAS 99, ILO-OSH:2001, HSE HSG 65, HSE INDG 406:2005., HSE MISC 714:2005, HSG 218:2005, HSE Managing work-related stress: A guide for managers and, teachers in schools 1998
ReplacesBS 8800:2004
Draft Superseded By08/30166683 DC
DescriptorsOccupational safety, Environment (working), Health and safety requirements, Health and safety management, Safety measures, Management, Management techniques, Planning, Performance, Accident prevention, Policy, Job specification, Personnel management, Conditions of employment, Technical documents, Group communication, Training, Risk assessment, Quality auditing, Conformity
ISBN978 0 580 52910 8
File Size4.801 MB

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