The ISO 45001 Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) was released for review on 30th November 2017. With a 2-month review period, the final release of the standard is expected in March 2018. After the final standard is released, OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn, and companies certified to this standard will have a three-year migration period. With the release of the FDIS, you can start preparing already now.
Main changes in ISO 45001
ISO 45001 applies the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), common for all ISO standards.
With ISO 45001 becoming an ISO standard, it is accepted as an international standard. As it follows the same structure as other widely applied ISO standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, it will be easier to integrate with other management systems.
Users familiar with OHSAS 18001 will recognize that most of the requirements of OHSAS are continued in ISO 45001. However, there are some new and revised requirements. Some of the changes are induced by the HLS, but in addition there are some that are specific for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). Learn more about the changes here.
Get started on your migration process
Our auditors are prepared and have a full overview of the changes and what is required to migrate from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. We can support you in all phases of the migration, so that you can start preparing, assess your level of readiness and efficiently complete that migration.We can support you with:
- Self-study material, including webinars, e-learning, migration guidance, self-assessment checklists and classroom training courses, tailored to your needs.
- Gap analysis of your current state of readiness
- Migration audits and benchmarking tools
Choose the migration package which suits your needs
As different companies need different levels of support to migrate, we have prepared three migration packages that can support you on your migration journey. They include everything from basic awareness sessions and material to self-assessments and migration audits – depending on your need: