Application & Quotation
Upon receipt of appropriate information concerning company size, location, and product/service, a contract will be provided detailing certification costs.
American Global Standards reviews the existing quality system documentation offsite in order to establish the following:
- The documentation addresses all relevant elements of the applicable quality system standard
- All elements of the system comply with the quality system standard
- The documentation is appropriate to the customer's scope of operations
- The documents are issued, are controlled, and are available to appropriate personnel
- The system is common to all sites to be included on the certificate
American Global Standards will issue detailed non-conformance and if necessary, request follow-up documentation to verify corrective action.
Quality System Approval Certificate
American Global Standards will issue a quality system approval certificate on completion of a satisfactory documentation review and proof of implementation. The certificate is valid for three years from the date of approval, subject to satisfactory maintenance of approval.
American Global Standards requests customers provide ongoing proof of implementation at approximately six month intervals, annually as a minimum.
American Global Standards reserves the right to perform an on-site visit to confirm:
- The Client has an implemented quality system
- The Client wishes to extend the scope of his certification
- There is evidence that the Client's quality system is not adequately implemented and/or the conditions of the certification are not complied with
Suspension, Withdrawal, & Cancellation of Certificate
In cases where Corrective Action Requests are not satisfactorily addressed, a certificate is improperly used, failure to fulfill financial obligations to American Global Standards or American Global Standards' Quality Systems Assessment Agreement is contravened, the certificate may be suspended or ultimately withdrawn. A certificate will also be withdrawn if a company does not wish to renew it, or ceases operations.
Appeals & Complaints
Client companies have the right to appeal to American Global Standards' independent Appeals Committee regarding suspension or withdrawal of certificates. A system also exists should Client companies wish to complain regarding the conduct of American Global Standards' employees or agents of the company.
During the term and after termination of the agreement, American Global Standards, its officers, directors, employees, and agents shall maintain the confidentiality of any information disclosed by the Client or prepared by American Global Standards in connection with the performance of the services.
OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety “add this service is this mandatory “
What is OHSAS 18001?
OHSAS 18001 is the latest certification specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It is based on already published criteria such as BS 8800 and the Management Regulations 1992. OHSAS 18001 is an audit/certification specification, not a legislative requirement or a guide to implementation.
OHSAS 18001 is part of OHSAS 18000, the generic name given to a family of international standards developed to provide a framework around which an occupational health and safety management system can effectively be implemented. It comprises two parts:
OHSAS 18001 – Occupational health and safety management systems specification
OHSAS 18002 – Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001 is the auditable standard in the OHSAS 18000 family. ISO nosa audit to OHSAS 18001 and are accredited by AS. SAUTH africa COMFARMITY
Why seek certification to OHSAS 18001?
Registration to OHSAS 18001 by an independent, third party, certification body demonstrates a commitment to implement, maintain and improve the way in which you manage your Health and Safety system.
Organizations registered to OHSAS 18001 can be more confident about meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation. The setting of targets through the Health and Safety policy, together with the ongoing measurement against it ensures a process of continual improvement.
How do you start to implement OHSAS 18001? What is involved?
Firstly, evaluate the Health and Safety needs of your staff and visitors. Start the process to gain OHSAS 18001 certification by completing our Free Quote form. Then identify the boundaries of your Health and Safety system and document your procedures for meeting the requirements of OHSAS 18001. Ensure these procedures are fully implemented, then audit and review them.
Once developed, internal audits are needed to ensure the system continues to be effective. Always bear in mind the need to conform to legislative requirements.