ISO 45001:2018 Auditor Migration from OHSAS 18001 (IRCA 1930)

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About this Course

Course Outline

This 2 day CQI and IRCA certified training course provides information on the requirements of ISO 45001:2018.  The course is intended to enable participants working with an existing occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) based on the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard to plan the migration of their system to the new international OHSMS standard. This session comprises the latest updates in line with the new ISO 19011:2018 Auditing Standard and Annex SL.

+ - Introduction

+ - Who Should Attend?

This course is essential if you are

  • An existing IRCA registered first, second or third party OHS management systems auditor
  • A first, second or third party OHS management systems auditor wishing to keep their auditing skills and techniques up to date
  • A first, second or third party OHS management systems auditor wanting to learn about ISO 45001:2018 and how this new standard affects you
  • A second or third party auditor working for an organisation that is certified to OHSAS 18001:2007 and are migrating to the new ISO 45001:2018 standard
  • Senior management, management representatives and operations personnel
  • Trainers and consultants
  • OHS practitioners


To gain maximum benefit from this course attendees should already be familiar with the content and structure of the OHSAS 18001 standard.

+ - Course Objectives

This course offers the most effective way to equip attendees with the enhanced skills and knowledge to audit against this new standard and understand the impact on OHSAS 18001 certified organisations.  Learn about the potential benefits of using ISO 45001 to integrate with other business systems including quality and environment. Delegates will also find the interactive nature of the course, it’s challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises, stimulating and enjoyable.

+ - Course Content


  • The high level structure for management systems based on Annex SL and how this affects auditing
  • The new requirements for understanding the organisation and its context and how they may be audited
  • The new and enhanced requirements for leadership and worker participation and how they may be audited
  • Risk-based thinking in an OHSMS and how this extends to requirements for risks and opportunities and how they may be audited
  • The changes from a procedural approach to a process approach and how they may be audited
  • How to adapt your auditing technique to accommodate the new and amended requirements in ISO 45001:2018
  • Migration time frames for ISO 45001 and their impact on existing OHSAS 18001 certified organisations


This course offers the most effective way to equip existing OHS auditors with the skills and knowledge to audit against this new standard.  On successful completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • The intent and requirements of ISO 45001:2018
  • The similarities and differences between the OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018
  • The proposed implementation time frame for ISO 45001:2018 and its impact on OHSAS 18001 certified organisations


Delegates successfully completing the course, including examination, will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.

+ - Course Fees & Registration

The registration fee includes all course notes and study materials, exam (where applicable), refreshments and certificate of attendance or IRCA Certificate where applicable (on passing exam). The fee is €975 + VAT per person.

Course fees are payable on registration by internet banking or cheque and bookings are accepted a first-come first-served basis. Places are limited for quality assurance purposes according to the requirements of each course. To register or request information send an email to, or register online through our website:

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+ - Course Tutors

Our course leaders have a background in health and safety as well as being qualified, registered and experienced auditors. They have extensive knowledge across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government.

Course Details


16 Hours


Wednesday – Thursday


08.30 till 17.30






  • Delegate Manual
  • Course Handouts and Materials
  • Examination
  • IRCA Certificate
  • Refreshments and light lunch daily

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