A recent communication from the IAF has stated that due to the current COVID-19 situation and in line with the fact that (BS) OHSAS 18001 certification can be extended by up to six months, the deadline for migrating to ISO 45001 from (BS) OHSAS 18001 certification has now been extended by six months.  

Source: https://iaffaq.com/2020/04/03/q15-what-will-happen-to-the-migration-period-for-iso-45001-will-it-be-extended/


ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety certification

ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification will provide a management system framework for organizations to improve employee safety and well being, reduce workplace risks and implement better, safer working conditions.

The benefit of choosing your ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification with a partner like BM TRADA is that you will be working with a UKAS accredited certification body whose name is readily accepted by many regulators, purchasers and suppliers around the world, providing you with a passport to trade.

Benefits of ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety certification

ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification can benefit any organisation, large or small, in any sector. Certification to this standard is a continual management system best practice improvement tool. The standard sets out key requirements for organizations when managing occupational health and safety and it acts as a tool for facilitating improvement in overall health and safety performance. It encourages more internal and external stakeholder emphasis through the adoption of a risk-based approach to health and safety management across the organization.

The ISO 45001 standard incorporates Annex SL which has been created to provide a universal high-level structure, identical core text, and common terms and definitions for all management systems standards. It was designed to make it easier for organizations that have to comply with more than one management system standard.

Whether you are starting your journey towards certification or migrating to ISO 45001 from BS OHSAS 18001, contact our experts and we will guide you through the process. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the transition period for migrating accredited certifications from (BS) OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 is extended to 11 September 2021 from the original date (March 2021). This has been confirmed by both IAF and also UKAS. If you'd like to talk to a certification expert about the transition, please email us

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