More than 250,000,000 – that is the number of on-the-job accidents worldwide in the year 2007. A horrible figure in light of the many lives that have been affected, but also alarming in respect of the costs organizations have to bear on account of working time lost – not to mention the burden placed on social systems for treatment and disability payments.

At the same time, an increasing number of companies throughout the world choose to implement occupational health and safety management systems. And where that happens, the number and severity of on-the-job accidents and job-related health damage are in sharp decline. In these companies, workplace health and safety is considered a management responsibility, in order to take better care of employees and to set an example for others. Simultaneously, corporate perspective is shifting more and more towards a process-oriented, holistic view of jobs and work flows, now viewing them from a quality, environmental, and workplace safety standpoint.



The occupational health and safety training provides an overview of the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 standard. The course outcome is applicable to all levels of employment and provides for a thorough basis of awareness and understanding of basic ISO requirements and applications. On completion of these courses you will have a clear appreciation of the requirements of the ISO Standard as well as a better understanding of how it applies to the day-to-day operation in the workplace.

Occupational health and safety (OH&S) continues

to be a priority across the world. Despite extensive regulation, existing standards and guidelines, work- related disease still kills millions globally each year, with hundreds of thousands more fatalities caused by workplace incidents.

ISO 45001 replaced the British standard OHSAS 18001. The implementation of ISO 45001 is a strategic and operational decision for your company, allowing you to obtain many benefits.

This one-day course, presented by our experienced Facilitators, will help delegates understand the requirements of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) based on the clauses of ISO 45001:2018. The requirements of this standard are integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure (HLS) as other ISO management system standards.


ISO 45001:2018 can be applied to all types and sizes of organizations. The Awareness Course is suitable for:

  • Employees, management and leadership within an organisation with an existing or developing ISO 45001:2018 Management System
  • Professionals with responsibilities in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Occupational Risk Prevention Managers and Personnel
  • SHERQ Consultants and Professionals


With the successful completion of this course the participant will:

  • Understand the ISO High-Level Structure and its relevance to ISO 45001:2018
  • Know the main differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Have knowledge of the new terms, definitions and concepts applied to ISO 45001:2018
  • Understand the basic elements of an Occupational Health and Safety Management system based on ISO 45001:2018


  • The importance of health and safety worldwide
  • Why ISO 45001:2018?
  • Who will benefit from ISO 45001:2018?
  • Key changes introduced by ISO 45001:2018
  • High-level overview of the standard


  • PDCA
  • Clause-by-clause overview of the standard, including new requirements (CLAUSES4–10)



Why Should You Attend

An organisation is responsible for the occupational health and safety of workers and others who can be affected by its activities. This responsibility includes promoting and protecting their physical and mental health. ISO 45001 is a newly developed international standard, which outlines the requirements for occupational health and safety. The standard is applicable to organisations of all sizes, whose aim is to manage the prevention of workplace injuries, ill-health, and occupational health and safety performance. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001 and will become the next “to go” standard for occupational health and safety.

Day 1

  • Understanding the changes between the previous and the revised standard
  • Identify key benefits specific to your organisation in implementing an effective SMS
  • Recognise a typical framework for implementing ISO 45001 following a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle

Day 2

  • Determine the gaps between the old and the revised standards
  • Conduct a base-line review of your organisation’s current position
  • Apply the principles of organisational context, leadership and risk based thinking

Day 3

  • Determine how to implement a system that considers safety management needs
  • Discuss the related standards, concepts and principles of the ISO 45001 standard
  • Discuss the Management of Change Plan and how to apply it in your organisation

Day 4

  • Develop a document process in line of the new standard
  • Theoretical Assessment



Understand the requirements of the new ISO 45001:2018.. standard and how to plan and perform effective audits within your organisation with our Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Internal Auditor training course. ISO 45001 is designed to be integrated into an organisation’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure (HLS) as other ISO management system standards.

This advanced five-day course is presented by experienced Facilitators and includes extensive guidelines, auditing tools and practical activities to prepare you for conducting an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit.

Who Should Attend?
Internal auditing is an integral part of an organisations management system, and part of the requirements of all ISO standards. This course is ideal for:

  • Those tasked with internal audits, or responsible for auditing safety management systems.
  • Those preparing their business for auditing by an external certification body.
  • Those who have practical experience of a Safety System, including systems based on BS OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Occupational Health and Safety Consultants.

ISO 45001 is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business.

Successful completion of an Awareness course, as well as an Implementation course in ISO 45001:2018. (Public training courses, or Awareness
+ Facilitation eLearning courses are available)

Course Venue:
Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

Course Duration 5 Days

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:
• Relate to and apply the ISO 45001:2018 requirements for auditing Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, in line with ISO 19011:2011 guidelines for auditing management systems.
• Understand ISO 45001 as a process approach.
• Plan and prepare for the auditing process.
• Apply the principles of planning, e..ecuting, recording and closeout of an audited scenario.
• Develop and implement key documentation to ensure the auditing process is concluded in a professional manner.
• Gather objective evidence through utilising key audit skills, including observation, interviewing and sampling.
• Evaluate audit findings.
• Determine conformity, nonconformity and improvement opportunities.
• Report findings with meaning.
• Understand the requirement of corrective action and who is responsible for taking action.
• Follow up and verify the effectiveness of corrective action taken.

Compile a Portfolio of Evidence against South African Qualifications Authority Unit Standards.

Registered with IQNET International Certification Network as Registered Professionals
(http://academy.iqnet-certification.com) – Available to participants on successful completion of course.

Additional Information
The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.


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