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Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (ISO 45001:2018)

We would like to inform that the Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (BS OHSAS 18001:2007) was revised recently. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has officially published ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use on 12th March 2018. The stipulated transition period for ISO 45001:2018 is three years from 12th March 2018 till 11th March 2021. Therefore, as of 12th March 2021, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 shall cease.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic situation, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has extended the transition deadline for ISO 45001:2018 till 30 September 2021. Therefore, as of 1 October 2021, BS OHSAS 18001:2007/ SS 506 Part 1:2009 shall cease.


The transition to ISO 45001:2018 could take place during the initial (new), surveillance, re-certification or non-routine audits. Therefore, we would advise you to make the necessary preparation to migrate to ISO 45001:2018 as soon as possible, and to coincide with your upcoming surveillance or re-certification audit. 

 For more information on the key changes, please refer to the following link: ISO 45001:2018 FAQs.