ISO 45001 - Transition


This two-day course includes the most recent information and interpretation of the ISO 45001:2016 requirements.

This course enables participants to acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in their process of transitioning to ISO 45001:2016 from OHSAS 18001:2007. 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 OHSMS 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 45001:2016
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of ISO 45001:2016 as compared to OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Understand the goal, content and correlation between ISO 45001:2016 and OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Learn how to estimate the effort required to transit from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2016 certification


Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standard framework
  • OH&S 18001 revision project
  • Overview of ISO/DIS 45001:2016
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Context of the organization
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Leadership

Day 2

  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Planning
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Support
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Operation
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Performance evaluation
  • ISO/DIS 45001:2016 Improvement
  • Transition to ISO/DIS 45001:2016 certification
  • Closing the training




ISO 45001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge on the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard 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 playing and oral presentations
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

  • The “PECB Certified ISO 45001:2016 Transition” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles of occupational health and safety management
    • Domain 2: Understanding the high-level structure application on the OHSMS
    • Domain 3: Understand, interpret and plan the ISO 45001 changes
    • Domain 4: Planning the OHSMS transition based on ISO 45001
    • Domain 5: Understanding the difference between OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2016
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of an OHSMS based on ISO 45001
  • The “PECB Certified ISO 45001:2016 Transition” exam is available in English only
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to the section on ISO 45001:2016 Transition Exam
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the overall training price
  • A student manual containing over 120 pages of information will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions.