ISO 45001 | Health & Safety Certification | NQA | NQA

Now at Committee Draft Stage, the replacement of OHSAS 18001 will become the ISO standard for health & safety management.

Please note: ISO 45001 delayed until 2017 - read more here.

WHAT IS ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is the future replacement to OHSAS 18001 and will become the international standard for health and safety management systems.

The standard will follow the new structure of Annex SL and be aligned with the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.  This will enable simpler and stronger integration of these management systems.

​You can find more information about this standard and its applications in the ISO 45001 briefing note HERE.

Also a very handy ISO 45001 current status of development presentation HERE.


If you have certification to OHSAS 18001 you will need to make the transition to ISO 45001 to maintain the validity of certification.

ISO 45001 is expected to be published in October 2016, so there is plenty of time to plan the transition.

We will keep you informed of significant changes and updates but don't expect to have detailed plans until the Final Draft Standard has been published. 


We have published a video briefing from Charles Corrie the Secretary of OHSAS Project Group. He explains:

  • 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. 



GAP ANALYSIS - our OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 gap analys provides a clause-by-clause comparison of the standards and highlights new requirements. Download it here.

WATCH THE WEBINAR - learn more about ISO 45001 in this webinar recording presented by Terry Fisher, OHSMS technical expert. Watch here.

GET A QUOTE - We'll give you a clear indication of the costs of gaining and maintaining certification. You can complete a Quick Quote online.

KEEP UPDATED - we'll send you regular updates on the development of ISO 45001. Sign up here.

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