ISO 45001:2018 (Combined) Auditor Migration (OH&SMS)
– CQI & IRCA Certified
(replacing OHSAS 18001)

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance. This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Occupational Health Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to understand and audit against, the new standard framework Annex SL in ISO 45001:2018. It is ideally suited for existing OHSAS 18001 Internal and Lead Auditors who want to understand the requirements in the new standard and the skills needed to audit against ISO 45001:2018 based OHSMS requirements. ISO 45001:2018 is the first internationally recognised worldwide standard on Occupational Health and Safety that will enable organisations, regardless of context and size, to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their workers, visitors, contractors and other interested parties to prevent death, work-related injury, ill -health and to continually improve its OH&S performance. The structure of ISO 45001 is based on Annex SL format and terminology. Annex SL was developed to ensure that all ISO management system standards share a common format irrespective of the specific discipline to which they relate. ISO 45001 has introduced a number of enhanced requirements as follows:
  • Understanding the organisational context
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Participation and consultation
  • Documented information
  • Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
  • Management of change
  • Procurement
  • Contractors
  • Outsourcing
The requirements contained within ISO 45001 can be broadly classified into those which have arisen from using Annex SL as a foundation for the standard and those relating to OHS standard specific requirements.  Annex SL was developed as a generic framework for management system standards (MSSs) to ensure that all future MSSs have the same look and feel by using common terms and definitions and identical core text and language. As ISO 45001 is adopting this relatively new Annex SL framework, it is expected to have a profound effect on organizations implementing the OHSAS 18001 standard and those auditing against the requirements of the standard. Bearing this in mind, auditors will need to ensure they are prepared for this. In this course you will learn how to audit the key differences between OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001. There are two modules which are combined providing all elements of both modules in full to include the following: Module 1 – covering changes arising as a result of the adaption of Annex SL Module 2 – covering changes arising as a result of changes to the standard-specific content.

Delivery Mode

  • Public

    30 Nov & 01 Dec 2020
  • Customised

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What's covered?

The programme covers the following topics:

  • An introduction to Annex SL and the high-level structure
  • Exploring new terms and definitions as outlined in Annex SL
  • Understanding the clause requirements including the organisational context, leadership, planning, support and operation
  • Risks and opportunities and the concept of Risk-Based Thinking
  • Audit planning to address ISO 45001 requirements
  • Auditing against the new aspects and requirements of ISO 45001
  • Evaluating audit evidence to correctly identify conformity (or non-conformity) with the requirements of ISO 45001

Gathering and evaluating audit evidence to correctly identify conformity with ISO 45001, with emphasis on:

  • Context of the organisation
  • Internal & external issues
  • Relevant interested parties
  • Leadership and top management involvement
  • Actions to address risks & opportunities
  • Operational planning and control
  • Top management, OHSMS system performance, Operation and outsourcing, Participation and consultation.
  • Use of checklists

If you have access to a copy of ISO 45001, please bring a copy of the standard with you. If you don’t have access, a copy will be provided for you and will be collected at the end of the course.

Who should participate?

  • Second or third party OHS management systems auditors wishing to build on their existing external auditing experience
  • Those who need to learn about ISO ISO 45001 and how the requirements of the standard affect them
  • Those who work for an organisation that is migrating from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001
  • Certified OHSAS 18001 lead and internal auditors who plan to audit to ISO 45001

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • Know and understand Annex SL as a framework for ISO management systems
  • Know and understand the requirements of ISO 45001
  • Be able to audit ISO 45001 based OHSMS requirements effectively.

Who are the tutors?

Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming is an accomplished EHSQ professional with credible technical insight coupled with best-in-class interpersonal and communication skills. In the last 14 years, he has specialized in the areas of HAZOP, risk assessment, process safety, fire safety and industrial loss prevention. Peter Has worked with over 300 organizations in Europe, China, Middle East, America, Central America primarily focusing on HAZOP studies and Risk Assessment.

Currently, he has been coordinating a number of HAZOP and SIL studies in Jubail and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked as a safety expert responsible for assessing the safety of Ma’aden operations and processes and preparing a safety risk register for Ma’aden Phosphate Company. His work encompassed beneficiation, ammonia, 3 sulfuric acid, 3 phosphoric acid and 4 diammonium phosphate plants. He has also completed a number of HAZOP studies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar for a number of clients.

What are the entry requirements?

An in-depth knowledge of OHSAS 18001

How will I be assessed?

The course involves continuous assessment of delegate understanding through practical exercises with deliverables and also a 30-minute exam.

How do we train and support you?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Programme accreditation

This course is certified CQI IRCA, course certificate number 1984. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI IRCA) is the world's original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.

Peter Fleming

Duration: 2 daysPublic Price: €595
+ €30 (certification fees)

ISO 45001:2018 (Combined) Auditor Migration (OH&SMS)
– CQI & IRCA Certified
(replacing OHSAS 18001)

Duration: 2 daysVirtual Training Price: €495
+ €30 (certification fees)
  • 30 Nov & 01 Dec 2020
    Virtual Training Book Date

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