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  • This FreeLearn eCourse provides an overview on the requirements as per the Standard ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
  • In Module 9 (Gap Analysis), there is demo excel tool that you can download and use to visualise hot spots (i.e., a Heat Map).
  • Presentations are “bite-size” sessions to allow you to take time to absorb and apply the knowledge.

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01: ISO 45001 – Introduction to the Standard and eCourse

In this video, there is an overview on the eCourse and an introduction to ISO 45001.

It’s not necessary to watch this video if you prefer to dive straight into the ISO 45001 Clauses and their requirements.

The overview covers the main Clauses and also that all important Annex SL.  Annex SL is a new management system format that helps streamline creation of new standards, and makes implementing multiple standards within one organisation easier.


02: ISO 45001 Clause 4 Requirements – Organisational Context

Clause 4 of ISO 45001:2018 focuses the organisation on defining what it is and does, and on what can affect its ability to manage its occupational health and safety responsibilities to achieve desired outcomes.

Focusing on:

  • Understanding the organisation and its context.
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties.
  • Determining the scope of the OH&S Management System
  • OH&S Management System.

03: ISO 45001 Clause 5 Requirements – Leadership and Worker Participation

In Cluase 5, we look at top management’s requirement to develop, lead and promote a culture that supports the OHS management system and how it encourages workers to actively take part.

Focusing on:

  • Leadership and commitment
  • HSSE Policy
  • Organisational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Consultation and participation of workers


04: ISO 45001 Clause 6 Requirements – Planning

Clause 6 details requirements for organisations to address risks to avoid undesired effects such as a lack of application of legal requirements, damage to reputation, work-related injury or ill health.

Focusing on:

  • Actions to address risks and opportunities
    • General (determine, considerations, planning and activities)
    • Hazard identification and assessment of risks and opportunities
    • Hazard identification
      • Assessment of OH&S risks and other risks to the OH&S management system
      • Assessment of OH&S opportunities and other opportunities for the OH&S management system
    • Determination of legal requirements and other requirements
    • Planning Action
  • OH&S objectives and planning to achieve them
    • OH&S Objectives
    • Planning to achieve OH&S objectives

05: ISO 45001 Clause 7 Requirements – Support

Clause 7 covers resources, competence, awareness, communication and documented information.

Focusing on:

  • Resources
  • Competence
  • Awareness
  • Communication
    • General (determine and communicate)
    • Internal Communication
    • External Communication
  • Documented Information
    • General (documented aspects)
    • Creating and Updating
    • Control of documented information

06: ISO 45001 Clause 8 Requirements – Operation

In Clause 8 we look at operational planning and control requirements relating to the OH&S management system.

Focusing on:

  • Operational planning and control
    • General aspects
    • Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
    • Management of change
    • Procurement
      • General aspects
      • Contractors
      • Outsourcing
    • Emergency preparedness and response

07: ISO 45001 Clause 9 Requirements – Performance Evaluation

This clause provides guidance on evaluating the performance of the company’s OH&S management system.


Focusing on:

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and performance evaluation
    • General aspects.
    • Evaluation of Compliance
  • Internal Audit
    • General aspects.
    • Internal audit programme
  • Management Review

08: ISO 45001 Clause 10 Requirements – Improvement

Clause 10 covers how organisations must establish their OHS management system such that it fosters a culture of continuous improvement.

Focusing on:

  • General aspects.
  • Incident, nonconformity and corrective action
  • Continual improvement

09: ISO 45001 – Gap Analysis Tool (GAT)

Gap Anlaysis are really useful to find out what you need to do or follow up on for achieveing “compliance” with the ISO 45001 Standard.

Unfortunately, whilst we cannot provide the full working version of the Gap Analysis Tool (GAT). we do want you to get a feel for what can be done and achived.

The output of the GAT can be shown in the form of a Heat Map and this is a great way to share and communicate findings to support increasing awareness. 

Download the GAT Demo 

10: ISO 45001 – What Next?

What Next…?

That proverbial question…

In this video we offer some suggestions and food for thought.

It’s important to empahsise that before you dive into any management system it is important to be refelective and ask” are we ready?”