Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007 Now ISO 45001:2018

IIEMS consulting services provide a clear and proven path to ISO 45001 certification and the establishment of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

In these times of rising awareness of the importance of occupational health and safety (OH&S), which includes increasingly strict legislation governing those areas, many organizations want to improve their OH&S practices and avoid OH&S issues. Intermittent “reviews” or “audits,” conducted on an annual or semi-annual basis, can provide a snapshot assessment of an organization’s legal and policy compliance. However, these reviews are not sufficient to provide assurance that an organization will continue to meet its legal and policy obligations. To get that kind of guarantee, companies need a structured OH&S management system that works within their organization every day, not just a few times a year.

Business benefits of Implementing ISO 45001

Published in March 2018, ISO 45001 is the world’s first international occupational health and safety management system. This benchmark standard is suitable for organizations in any sector and simplifies operations for organizations that trade internationally. The new standard replaces OHSAS 18001 and other country-specific standards, and organizations already certified to OHSAS 18001 have three years to transition across. You can find out more about how to make the transition in our article, Migrating from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001.

Benefits of Implementing ISO 45001

1. Compliance

ISO 45001 provides a clear framework in which to manage your regulatory and legal obligations, whatever your industry or location. It requires that you review and communicate your legal obligations to your workforce and other interested parties and involve them in the development of your OHSMS.


  • Tighter compliance to health and safety legislation.
  • Ability to trade globally and comply with health and safety legislation in any give country.
  • Stakeholder trust and confidence.
  • A safer and motivated workforce that prioritizes health and safety.
  • Reduced risk of workplace accidents and illness that result in fines and prosecutions, and the likelihood of lower insurance premiums.

ISO 45001 Gap analysis service

Our ISO lead auditors will visit you on-site to measure the performance of your existing systems and processes against the requirements of the ISO standard. We will produce a detailed report to identify any gaps, make recommendations and estimate timescale and costs. IIEMS can support your team throughout the whole implementation and certification process.

Our Consulting Approach for ISO 45001:2018

The ISO 45001 standard “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use”, provides a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. Designed to help organizations of all sizes and industries, the new International Standard is expected to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses around the world.

ISO 45001 is based on OHSAS 18001, along with various other national standards. ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001, the world’s former reference for workplace health and safety.


Certification ISO 45001

IIEMS’s lead auditors can support you to implement ISO 45001 or transition from OHSAS 18001 in a structured way and with minimum disruption. We can help you to assess your current systems against the standard and put the necessary measures in place to meet certification requirement.