ISO 45001:2018  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Transition Course

Preparing the Transition for ISO 45001:2018


This two-day course includes the most recent information and interpretation of the ISO 45001:2018  requirements.

This course enables participants to acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in their process of transitioning to ISO 45001:2018 . Participants will learn the different components on how to plan and implement the transition to the new version of the standard. Moreover, the training course will also explore on the time frame of implementation and the influence on current processes.

Who should attend?

  • Senior management
  • Persons responsible for the EMS transition and meeting new requirements  in their organization
  • Persons considering implementing a new Occupational Health and Safety Management system
  • ISO 45001 auditors and quality practitioners
  • Trainers and consultants
  • Operations personnel
  • Management Representatives

Learning objectives

  • Understand the new structure of ISO 45001:2018
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ISO 45001:2018 as compared to OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Understand the goal, content and correlation between OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Learn how to estimate the effort required to transit from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 certification

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standard framework
  • ISO OHSAS 18001:2007 revision project
  • Overview of ISO 45001:2018
  • Clause 4: Context of the organization
  • Clause 5: Leadership

Day 2

  • Clause 6: Planning
  • Clause 7: Support
  • Clause 8: Operation
  • Clause 9: Performance evaluation
  • Clause 10: Improvement
  • Transition to ISO 45001:2018 certification
  • Closing the training
  • Certification Exam


ISO 45001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard is recommended.

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam