Understanding and Implementation of OHSAS 18001:2007

At the end of the course, attendees will have acquired knowledge on:

  • fundamental concepts and interpretation of OHSAS 18001
  • how to implement and maintain management systems based on OHSAS 18001:2007
  • tools and techniques for a successful implementation of the OHSAS18001:2007 standard

Personnel concerned:

Health and Safety Officers/ Managers, Quality Managers, Environmental Managers and those responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety system

Course Outline

  • Introduction to OHSAS 18001:2007 (2 hrs)
    • What is a health and safety management system
    • The need for a formal health and safety management system
    • Benefits of a health and safety management system certifiable to OHSAS 18001
    • Benefits of certification to OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
    • Compatibility with other standards
    • Legal compliance
    • Process Approach
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 overview (6 hrs)
    • Structure of OHSAS 18001:2007
    • Scope and exclusions
    • Terms and definitions
    • The health and safety management system requirements
      • General requirements
      • Health and Safety Policy
      • Planning
      • Implementation and operation
      • Checking
      • Management review
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Implementation (6 hrs)
    • The management system implementation process and PDCA
    • Planning of the implementation process
    • The initial status review (gap analysis)
    • Identification of legal and other requirements
    • The key documentation requirements
    • Implementing the system
    • Monitoring and measurement – Developing performance indicators
    • Auditing for compliance
    • Common non-conformances
    • Continual improvement

Duration: 14 hours