OHSAS 18001 - (Section 4.4 - Implementation and Operation)

4.4.4. Documentation - Implementation

Question 4.4.4.1

Is there documentation which adequately describes the core elements of the OH&S management system?


Guidance: Core elements of the OH&S management system include policy, objectives, management programmes and procedures such as those for risk assessment and emergency preparedness. Note that OHSAS 18001 emphasises that documentation should be kept to the minimum required for effectiveness and efficiency.

Verification guidance: Answer "No" to this question if any of the core elements of the OH&S management system is not documented, OR the documentation for one or more elements is inadequate.