OHSAS 18001:2007 Foundation

This intensive one-day course is designed to provide delegates with a thorough knowledge of the OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety management system standard and its implementation requirements.


Health and Safety performance is a key business performance indicator. It is now not enough to simply comply with the plethora of legislation but also to demonstrate effective and proactive management of health and safety for improvement. It is particularly useful for those who are keen to progress beyond legal compliance and improve the way their system operates. Many companies are now turning to OHSAS 18001:2007 as their method of choice and as a means of demonstrating the system’s credibility to their existing and potential customers and to other interested parties. This course introduces delegates to the OHSAS 18001:2007 management system model and describes how this standard can be used to implement a certifiable system.

Who Should Attend?

This course is invaluable for those who are health and safety practitioners currently managing a health and safety policy and seeking to improve its performance. It is also invaluable for those who have a general need to know more about OHSAS 18001:2007 and for those who are considering implementing an OHSAS 18001:2007 based system.

Course Objectives

To enable delegates to understand health and safety management within a business environment and to understand the principles of the OHSAS 18001:2007 health and safety system.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety Management System implementation
  • Health and safety policy
  • Background to health and safety management
  • Performance standards
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 requirements

What Are The Benefits?

Attendees will develop a detailed understanding of the 18001:2007 requirements allowing them to make a judgement on whether this system is the best way forward. If you have already decided that 18001:2007 will be of benefit to your company then the course may help you to identify the requirements and pitfalls before you start, avoiding costly mistakes.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery And Course Leaders

The course involves a balanced combination of presentation and exercises to achieve the course objectives. Course leaders are trained in the field of health and safety management systems and are experienced practitioners with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.