ISO 45001:2016

ISO 45001:2016

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

What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is the 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.

The Committee Draft of the ISO 45001 is available from ISO here.

Practical Implications

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 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.

How Guthrie & Craig Can Assist You...


Initial Review of your Current Systems and Processes. Determine internal and external issues and requirements of Interested Parties that could effect the Management System. Support with development of Objectives and planning actions to address Risks and Opportunities.


Development or update of Individual or Integrated Management System incorporating Company Processes, and Supporting Documentation. All System Documentation Prepared and Submitted for Client Approval.


On-site Support including coaching on New Systems. ISO Awareness Training including new Annex SL Clause Structuring and Enhanced Leadership Requirements.


Internal Audit of Systems and Support with Management Reviews.


External UKAS Assessment (conducted by an Independent Assessing Body). G&C can be in attendance if required to support you through the Assessment.


On-going Support / Maintenance including carrying out Internal Audits and updates to systems.

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