ISO 45001 Transition

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Course Overview

ISO 45001 Transition course enables you to gain a thorough understanding of the differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. During this training course, you will be able to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organization in planning and implementing the process of shifting from an OHSAS 18001 OH&S MS to ISO 45001 in a timely manner.

After becoming acquainted with the new concepts and requirements of ISO 45001, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Transition” credential. By holding a PECB Transition Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to successfully apply the ISO 45001 changes to an existing OH&S MS.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the main differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001
  • Comprehend the new concepts and requirements of ISO 45001
  • Learn how to effectively apply the ISO 45001 changes to an existing OH&S management system
  • Understand the new High-Level Structure of ISO 45001 and learn how to apply it to an existing OH&S MS

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in the process of transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO 45001 and comprehensive knowledge of the transition processes.

Target Audiance

  • Managers, trainers and/or consultants involved in the ISO 45001 OH&S MS transition
  • Individuals responsible for planning and implementing an ISO 45001 transition
  • Auditors seeking to perform the ISO 45001 transition certification

Schedule Dates

ISO 45001 Transition
20 May 2024 - 21 May 2024
ISO 45001 Transition
20 August 2024 - 21 August 2024
ISO 45001 Transition
20 November 2024 - 21 November 2024
ISO 45001 Transition
20 February 2025 - 21 February 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to ISO 45001

  • ISO 45001 clause by clause and Certification Exam


ISO 45001 Transition refers to the process of transitioning from the previous occupational health and safety management system standard, such as OHSAS 18001, to the ISO 45001 standard. This transition involves updating existing management systems, procedures, and documentation to align with the requirements of ISO 45001, ensuring continued compliance with international standards for occupational health and safety management.

ISO 45001 Transition is necessary to ensure that organizations maintain compliance with the latest international standards for occupational health and safety management. ISO 45001 replaces previous standards like OHSAS 18001 and incorporates updated requirements and best practices to improve workplace safety and reduce occupational hazards. Transitioning to ISO 45001 demonstrates an organization’s commitment to continually improving its health and safety performance.

The key steps involved in ISO 45001 Transition typically include:

  • Conducting a gap analysis to identify differences between the current management system and ISO 45001 requirements.
  • Updating documentation, policies, and procedures to meet the new standard’s requirements.
  • Providing training and awareness sessions for employees to understand the changes in health and safety management practices.
  • Implementing necessary changes and improvements to address identified gaps and comply with ISO 45001.
  • Conducting internal audits to assess the effectiveness of the transition process.
    Seeking certification from an accredited certification body to validate compliance with ISO 45001.

Completing ISO 45001 Transition offers several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced alignment with the latest international standards for occupational health and safety management.
  • Improved health and safety performance through the adoption of updated requirements and best practices.
  • Enhanced risk management and hazard identification processes, leading to a safer work environment.
  • Increased confidence from stakeholders, customers, and regulatory authorities in the organization’s commitment to health and safety.
  • Potential for improved operational efficiency, reduced incidents, and lower insurance premiums due to better risk management practices.
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