Management System Courses

Using OHSAS 18001 (ISO45001) to Manage Occupational Health and Safety Effectively

Using OHSAS 18001 (ISO45001) to Manage Occupational Health and Safety Effectively Training

The programme will provide participants with the knowledge and tools required to implement and maintain a Safety Management System that will comply with the international OHSAS18001 Standard. It will also be a great help to those who want to improve their existing Health and Safety Management System and Safety Statement. The failure to identify hazards, assess risk and control risk (risk assessment) will lead to unnecessary losses within an organisation. If a consistent approach to risk assessment is not employed then not only will exposure to risk remain high, but opportunities to reduce or eliminate risk will be missed. Also, it will not be possible to compare risk data across the organisation as no standards are being applied. The OHSAS18001 standard mandates that risk assessments are completed, but it does not tell you how to do these assessments. Our experienced team will show you a simple, comprehensive and effective approach that has already helped several organisations achieve certification, and do so saving time and money.

The participant will have complete documentation for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control that is compliant with OHSAS18001 / ISO45001 or general legislation (Health Safety and Welfare At Work Act, General Application Regulations etc).  The participant will be able to comprehensively identify workplace hazards and ensure that appropriate resources are allocated as part of the risk assessment process. Effective reports will be developed so that EHS risk management information can be shared with colleagues, thereby assisting with the delegation of risk management within the organisation and enhance the profile of EHS risk management. The course will help organisations to save time and money by providing example templates and practical examples which we have already used to help many organisations achieve ISO and OHSAS certifications, both nationally and internationally. 

  •  Ability to comprehensively identify hazards in the workplace
  • To assess risk appropriate for different types of hazards
  • To apply the General Principles of Prevention for risk control
  • To operate an effective action tracking system for risk control
  • Effective reports for risk management within the organisation
  • How to demonstrate ‘continual improvement’ using the risk assessment
  • How to use risk assessment as a tool for Emergency Planning and Response


  • types and effects of hazards
  • risk assessment models
  • risk control measures
  • the need for multidisciplinary team based approaches
  • when are risk assessments required
  • preparation for the risk assessment
  • type of information that needs to be documented in a risk assessment
  • challenges with data collection
  • managing an action tracking program
  • integration with emergency planning

Topics included on the programme:

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Risk Control
  • Objectives, Targets and Plans
  • Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority
  • Competence, Training & Awareness
  • Communication, Participation and Consultation
  • Operational Controls
  • Control of Records using Appropriate Systems
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Monitoring & Measurement
  • Incident Report and Investigation
  • Nonconformity, Corrective Action and Preventive Action
  • Internal Auditing
  • Management Review
  • Plans for Continual Improvement

The course duration is 2 days and will be delivered at a chosen location

The number of learners attending is limited from 10 to 20 persons. For larger groups, please arrange multiple group bookings with Sheqnetwork

Instructor: Dan Gallagher

Dan is co-founder and CEO of EHA Soft Solutions Limited, a software, training and consulting company. Prior to his tenure at EHA Soft Solutions, Dan was a senior manager in industry implementing safety (OHSAS 18001, Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001) and Food Safety (ISO22000) management systems to international standards.