ISO 45001:2018 Masterclass – Occupational Health and Safety Management

Language Masterclass: English


ISO has published a new standard in March 2018: ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. This will help organisations by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.

Those already familiar with the OHSAS 18001 and ILO guidelines will recognise much of the focus of the new standard, but there are significant changes that align the new standard with the Annex SL structure. This makes it easier to integrate various management systems (quality, environment, energy, etc.) and to combine audits.

The NBN Academy has organised a two-day masterclass ‘Implementing ISO 45001 – Health and Safety Management’ to show you the benefits of a management system for OH&S based on this new international standard.

David Smith, international expert and chairman of the technical committee that developed the standard, will lead this masterclass. Don’t miss out on this chance to take occupational health and safety to the next level.

Target audience

  • Professionals who are responsible for line management safety
  • Professionals who develop safety management procedures
  • Professionals who implement, maintain, or supervise an ISO 45001 OH&S management system
  • Professionals who are in charge of the transition from one safety management system to another
  • Professionals who develop and implement organisational human resources policies
  • Management system auditors

Learning objectives

After completion of the programme you will:

  • have insights into the development of a PDCA framework and its application in an ISO 45001 management system;
  • understand the key concepts and requirements of ISO 45001;
  • identify organisational benefits due to developing and implementing an effective OH&S management system based on the ISO 45001 standard;
  • have developed the necessary skills to review the current position of any organisation regarding ISO 45001. 


Day 1

Session 1            Introduction

Session 2            Background and development of ISO 45001:

                             Structure of the standard

                             Links to PDCA model

                             Annex SL

                             Key definitions

                             Links with OHSAS18001 and ILO standards

Session 3            Context and interested parties:

                             What do we mean by context?

                             Who are the other interested parties in your organisation?

                             Group discussion on aspects of organisation context

                             Exercises related to interested parties

Session 4            Leadership

                             Significance of leadership within an OH&S management system

                             Commitment throughout the organisation

                             Involving workers

                             Discussion/exercises related to commitment and involvement         

Session 5            Risks and opportunities

                             Identification of risks and opportunities including links to

organisational strategies & other organisational policies

                             Development of relevant objectives

                             Links within ISO 45001 between context, interested parties,

scope and hazards, OH&S risks and other risks

Day 2

Session 6            Legal requirements

                             Focus upon specific local legal requirements, including VCA

Session 7            Operational control

                             Eliminating hazards and reducing risks

                             Management of changes in the organization to maintain

OH&S performance

                             Procurement, including contractors and outsourcing

                             Opportunity for group discussions and exercises

Session 8            Performance evaluation

                             Monitoring of performance objectives

                             Improvement through internal audit

                             Management review and improvement

Session 9            Improving the system

                             Incident, nonconformity and corrective action

                             Continuous improvement

Session 10          Opportunities for organisation development through integration

                             Links with other management systems

                             Common processes


Session 11          Course summary and business case for implementing ISO 45001

                             Operational, cultural and financial improvements

Exam and certificate

The exam is scheduled to take 1 hour. Several multiple choice questions must be completed within the time frame – a score of 75% is required to pass.

A certificate indicating ‘Certified ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Professional’ will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all other requirements for this credential.

NBN Academy

De NBN Academy helpt organisaties bij het begrijpen en toepassen van normen. De NBN Academy is een onderdeel van het NBN (Bureau voor Normalisatie) en organiseert zowel open als bedrijfsinterne opleidingen rond managementnormen. Het NBN is in België het unieke aanspreekpunt voor wie normen wil ontwikkelen, kopen of opleiding wil volgen rond de toepassing van managementnormen.


Algemene voorwaarden

Bekijk hier de NBN Academy Algemene Voorwaarden.