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Update Your OHSAS 18001

Transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001:2018

Asbestos removal companies are required to hold a certified Safety Management System as defined in the Asbestos Regulations 2016. The widely used Occupational and Safety Management Systems Standard (OHSAS) 18001 is now officially superseded by ISO 45001:2018. Organisations certified to OHSAS 18001 have until 12 of March 2021 to transition their Management System to ISO 45001 in order to keep their asbestos removal Class A license.

Kaizen Consulting can assist your organisation in the successful transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001. Contact us to transition!

What will change with ISO 45001?

While OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 share similarities, there are significant differences that must be acknowledged when transitioning.

Things new about ISO 45001 include:

The OHSAS 18001 is now officially superseded by ISO 45001:2018.

Interested Parties

The expectations of external and internal Interested Parties are incorporated.

Context of Organisation

The scope of the management system incorporates the Organisations context as well as expectations of Interested Parties.

Risks and Opportunities

Risks and opportunities are analysed, documented and reviewed continuously.

Transition Steps

At Kaizen Consulting, we carefully understand the processes that are part of your company and how best to approach transitioning from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 in accordance with Asbestos Regulations.

Gap Analysis

We will assist you in identifying gaps in your current management system, focusing on potential risks as well as opportunities that apply to your Organisation.

Plan of Approach

After identifying any existing gaps between your current management system and ISO 45001 requirements, a project proposal will be developed. This proposal will include mutually agreed upon timeframes and define tangible milestones, that will allow for the timely completion of your ISO implementation.


The implementation process includes an in-depth analysis of the previously identified gaps within your management system, focusing on key processes. We will help you to define Interested Parties, expand the scope and the context and strengthen the planning component of your management system. Lastly, we amend the terminology and revise the policy of your current OHSAS 18001 to comply with ISO 45001:2018 Standard.

Auditing and Process Analysis

At this stage, the Gap Analysis is evaluated for its effectiveness. A full-system internal audit is then performed to verify successful implementation and identify critical processes.


A third-party auditor will then verify if your management system conforms with ISO 45001:2018 Standards and Asbestos Regulations and award certification after successful demonstration of compliance. Kaizen Consulting will support your Organisation through ought this process until your Organisation is certified to ISO 45001.