AS/NZS 4801

What is AS/NZS 4801?

AS/NZS 4801 is a local standard and relates to an occupational health and safety management system. 

Who can use AS/NZS 4801?

AS/NZS 4801 is applicable to any organisation operating in Australia and New Zealand. 

The standard helps to enable an organisation to control its risks  and improve its performance in health and safety. The standard also provides a systematic approach to identifying hazards, and then either eliminating or reducing the identified  risks of the hazards.


Why is AS/NZS 4801 Important for your organisation?

AS/NZS 4801 demonstrates to your stakeholders that you're confident in your organisation's ability to meet health and safety legislation requirements. 

Key benefits include: 

  • Reduce risks - it can contribute to a healthier working environment and help reduce accidents, employee illness and lost time. 
  • Improved staff morale - it can help support improved staff morale and offers potential reductions in liability claims and lower insurance premiums. 
  • Credibility - your organisation can benefit from increased credibility by having an OHS management system independently assessed. 
  • Supplier of choice - it lets you work with companies where certification to AS/NZS 4801 is a contractual requirement LRQA’s services can range from performing a gap analysis and assurance (preparation of an audit report). 

AS/NZS 4801 benefits with LRQA Business Assurance

Our unique methodology, LRQA Business Assurance, helps organisations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. We provide certification and training to AS/NZS 4801. 

Our technical specialists were instrumental in the development of the specification and as part of the Lloyd's Register Group Limited, which has been involved in the business of safety since 1760, LRQA is ideally placed to provide a range of assessment services to AS/NZS 4801. And with the growing pressure for accountability in recent years, certification by LRQA is one very visible way of letting your stakeholders know you mean business when it comes to health and safety.