ISO 45001 Migration Policy from OHSAS 18001

Begin the transition to ISO 45001 with Certification Europe

On March 12th, 2018 ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management System was released. ISO 45001 will now replace the existing OHSAS 18001:2007 standard. The new standard is the world’s first occupational health and safety standard that is recognised globally. The standard is designed to provide a safe and healthy workplace for your employees. ISO 45001 has been designed for both organisations large and small and can be tailored to meet the needs of the organisation’s objectives. The new standard for occupational health and safety management systems has also been updated to allow smoother integration with other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental).

Read more about the ISO 14001 standard here

If you’re currently certified to OHSAN 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems then you will need to migrate to ISO 45001 as OHSAS 18001 will be withdrawn. We have the expertise and knowledge to help you to upgrade your certification and get the most from ISO 45001.


ISO 45001 – What to do next?

  • Contact our team.

If you are an existing client of Certification Europe or with another Certification body, Certification Europe can help you upgrade your existing Health & Safety Management Systems to the new standard.

  • Communicate with your organisation

Inform your management team about the new requirements and your whole organisation about the changes. This will ensure buy-in from all parties and make your migration more successful.

  • Read the Migration Policy to ISO 45001:2018

Our Migration policy provides details about Certification Europe’s requirements for any organisation that wishes to migrate to ISO 45001.  Click here to download the ISO 45001 Migration Policy.

  • Book an ISO 45001 Gap Analysis prior to upgrading to the new standard

This can be really beneficial as it can help you identify any weaknesses in your system prior to formal assessment. Once you have successfully upgraded to ISO 45001 a dedicated assessor will visit you regularly to make sure you remain compliant and support your continual improvement.


If you wish to learn more about Migrating to ISO 45001 in 2018 our team are available to go through the entire process and can assist in developing an implementation plan for ISO 45001 Certification.




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Emma Orford
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