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OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 Gap Guide

25 February 2016
ISO 45001, the successor to OHSAS 18001, is now available as a Draft International Standard (DIS). But, what are the key differences between these standards? 

Download our Gap Guide for a clause-by-clause comparison.
The Gap Guide is based on the Draft International Standard (DIS) and provides an overview of the key changes between the OHSAS BS 18001:2007 and the expected 2016 version of ISO 45001 – there are new requirements. It is possible that some requirements may be amended between the DIS, FDIS and ISO standard – this will be reflected in future issues of this guide.
If you have an OHSAS 18001 compliant Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), you will need to prepare for change and adapt your management system to meet the new requirements within the transitional timelines.

Contents of the Gap Guide

One of our goals is to translate the language of standards, systems and certification to help you plan, implement and optimize your management systems.

  • ISO 45001:2016 Timeline. To ensure you meet the new requirements within the transitional timeline.  

  • Structure of ISO 45001:2016. Aligned to Annex SL, the common structure of ISO management systems standards, including ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

  • Clause-by-clause comparison of ISO/DIS 45001:2016 vs. OHSAS 18001:2007. You will see what has changed and what is new so you can plan ahead.

  • Guidance notes for compliance with new requirements. New requirements are a priority for ensuring compliance – these are clearly highlighted for your attention.

  • Key terminology. ISO 45001 introduces some new terminology which is summarised at the end of the guide.

Download the Gap Guide here.

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