Transition to ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Management System

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Transition to ISO 45001:
Occupational Health & Safety Management System

Applying Best Practice in Promoting a Positive Safety Culture

Transition to ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Management System

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13 - 17 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
29 Jul - 02 Aug 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The PetroKnowledge training course will cover factors affecting health and safety at work; different approaches to occupational health; hazards such as chemicals, plant, equipment, electricity, fire, explosive materials and biological hazards; health and safety in high-risk industries, such as agriculture, construction and manufacturing; developing an organization’s safety policy; accident reporting; legislation, policy and ethics; and preventing pollution. You'll also study occupational psychology - how both the culture, psychology and management of a workplace, and individuals' behavior, attitudes and motivation affect health and safety, and how to deal with psychological hazards in the workplace.

  • Elements of an OH&S program
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Basic hazard control methods
  • Policy / management commitment
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement

ISO 45001 will be a voluntary standard that is not legally binding but aims to help organizations to manage their OH&S risks and improve their performance to make people safer and healthier. Certification will help organizations to demonstrate that they have a robust OH&S system in place and will recognize that they have achieved an international benchmark – which will boost their reputation to customers and employees alike. Other benefits include:

  • A robust system to comply with OH&S regulations
  • Fewer accidents mean less absenteeism, lower employee turnover rates and better morale
  • Reduced disruption to operations in terms of time and cost

What are the Goals?

This Petroknowledge training course on Transition to ISO 45001:2016 aims to help participants to develop the following critical objectives:

  • Why an ISO standard is being developed?
  • The process and timescales (potentially published in 2016)
  • Three new concepts being introduced
  • The potential impact on organizations with OHSAS 18001 certification
  • Recognize the differences between a program and a management system
  • Demonstrate leadership in the development and implementation of a health and safety/environmental management system
  • Understand the PDCA approach used in management system standards
  • Know the elements of a health and safety management system and an EMS and how to apply them
  • Identify the differences in elements of OHSAS 18001:2007 and the new ISO 45001 standard
  • Develop the necessary procedures, policies and other related documents required for OHSMS or EMS
  • Implementation in line with the new standard
  • Understand how to meet the requirements of the ISO 45001: 2016 standard

Who is this Training Course for?

This awareness workshop is directed towards several layers of staff within an organization that are tasked with implementation and continual improvement of OHS:

This Transition to ISO 45001:2016 course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, but will be particularly beneficial to:

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Health and safety employee members
  • Human resources specialists
  • Health and safety advisors
  • General employees

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Transition to ISO 45001:2016 training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues in which he has been personally involved.

Organisational Impact

It is hoped that the users of standards such as OHSAS 18001 and the ILO-OSH Guidelines will adopt ISO 45001 as it does not conflict with these documents and enhances the opportunity for integrating OHS management into the overall business processes.

The benefits of adopting ISO 45001, apart from it being a new consensus standard, is that it will naturally align to the formal management approaches adopted for other business risks in the suite of ISO management systems standards. This should be of benefit to SMEs when trying to manage multiple requirement standards.

The risk-based approach to managing OHS contained in ISO 45001 is not new, nor does it conflict with the more traditional compliance approach. It advocates taking a preventative angle to OHS in order to identify what activities and processes could harm those working on behalf of the organization and others (i.e. visitors, members of the public, etc.) and to meet any legal compliance requirements. The standard does not deal with products and how they should be used or maintained. The focus is the workplace. There is a need to identify the hazards at work in order to eliminate or minimize those that pose a significant risk.

Personal Impact

ISO 45001 will help drive individual development of systematic processes that consider the broader context, taking into account the risks, opportunities, legal requirements and more, which will help to embed OH&S firmly to improve OH&S performance.

Employees will take an active role in OH&S, helping to reduce lost time due to accidents or ill health – creating a better working environment for your people and reducing costs and downtime in the process.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Personal Health and Safety
  • Overview
  • Why an ISO standard is being developed
  • Understanding OHSAS 18001: 2007 Regulation
  • Understanding the new requirements of the ISO 45001;2016 Standard
  • Identify the differences in elements of OHSAS 18001:2007 and the new ISO 45001 standard
Day Two: Understanding the differences
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Understand the PDCA approach used in management system standards
  • Recognize the differences between a program and a management system
  • Implementation of 18001:2007 as well as the additional requirements of ISO 45001 
Day Three: Relooking at the Management System

In the committee draft version of the ISO 45001, similar to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, there are 10 sections listed as below that are required to be understood

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. Context of the organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operations
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement
Day Four: Understanding the Requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety Awareness
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement
  • Auditor skills
  • Overview of Health and Safety legislative requirements Implementation techniques
  • Risk Assessment Methods (including HAZOP & HAZAN)
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Non-conformity categorization and reporting
  • Planning, execution, reporting and follow-up
Day Five: Responsibilities and Action
  • Promoting Safety
  • Safety Committees
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Rationale for training
  • Verification & certification process
  • Q+A session / Close of week


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.


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