OHSAS 18001: 2007 - Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Course Overview

The OHSAS 18001 is an international management system which stipulates requirements for the establishment of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System in an organization, and identifies prospective business influence of Occupational Health and Safety Management System implementation.

The courseemphasizeson identification of risks and hazards, their evaluation and control, systems and procedures to eliminate or mitigate risk to all interested parties, and concentrates on continual improvement.

Course Objectives

  • Assistsin forming organization’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System in order to minimize and remove Occupational Health and Safety related risks for all interested parties
  • Continual improvement for organizations
  • Certification to Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Course Content

  • Overview of OHSAS 18001
  • What are management system standards?
  • OHSAS series of standards
  • History of OHSAS
  • What is OHSAS 18001?
  • How to implement OHSAS 18001?
  • Structure of OHSAS 18001
  • What is Management Risk?
  • OHSAS as part of loss
  • Management control
  • Functions of management
  • Culture of OHSAS
  • How is Loss Caused and Controlled in an OHSAS?
  • Significant accident case studies examples
  • Immediate causes: Substandard acts/practices and conditions
  • Lack of control: Inadequate system, standards and compliance
  • 3 stages of control
  • Inspections
  • Informed inspections
  • Planned inspections
  • Informal and planned inspections
  • Special systems inspections
  • Accident and incident investigations
  • Collection and interpretation of evidence
  • Immediate corrective actions
  • Report compilation and circulation
  • Requirements of OHSAS 18001
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Planning
  • Implementation and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management review

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

Management representatives, health and safety co-coordinators, and all those who are part of the design, its implementation and likewise management of OHSAS.


5 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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