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ISO 45001:2018 - Principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Health and Safety
Free Course

This course will provide an insight into the elements of occupational health and safety management systems, as proposed by the ISO 45001 standard.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

ISO 45001 is a new standard, published in March 2018, by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is the first publication by the ISO for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Prior to this, OHSAS 18001:2007 was used as the British standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

This course will provide an insight into the elements of occupational health and safety management systems, proposed by ISO 45001. Prior to this publication, other management systems for health and safety have been used. The publication of ISO 45001 is driven by numerous factors, including the standardization of ISO itself, for example ISO 9001. This course will help you to understand why ISO has taken the initiative to develop this standard, the potential benefits it can deliver to organizations, how the standard works, how the PDCA approach is valid and more.

After completing this course it will be easier for you to compare the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and for example, OHSAS 18001:2007. This course includes various activities that will help you to learn the concepts relating to occupational health and safety management systems. The course focuses on internal auditing and management reviews relating to ISO 45001.

In addition, this course provides a solid foundation for new learners to grasp the concepts on which this standard has been developed. It will assist workplace professionals looking to harness ISO 45001:2018 and will help to ease the process of implementing the standard in, for example, a supporting role. New Consultants and provisional auditors can use this course as an e-learning aid. Companies, multi-national organizations and small-to-medium enterprises can use this course as a primer or as refresher training material for professionals already working in organizations.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the OH&SMS standard.
  • Define the fundamental concepts and terminology used in OH&SMS.
  • Summarize the systems involved in OH&SMS.
  • Explain who is responsible for developing the ISO 45001 standard.
  • Illustrate the timeline involved in the development of ISO 45001.
  • Discuss the compatibility of ISO 45001 with other standards.
  • Describe the timeline involved for migrating to ISO 45001.
  • List the benefits ISO 45001 can yield to businesses.
  • Outline the benefits ISO 45001 yields to managers and professionals.
  • List the expectations top management has in a OH&SMS.
  • Describe how best to manage health and safety risks.
  • Explain how support functions affect an organization's performance.
  • Define what operational controls are.

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