ISO 45001 Transition Period

ISO 45001 Transition Period

ISO 45001 Transition Period details is described here.The Earlier Standard BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will not valid after February 2021. So the Existing OHSAS 18001 certified certificate should be upgraded to new ISO 45001 during the interim time period of 3 years.

The New ISO 45001:2018 standard has been published as first edition on 12.03.2018.The transition period is 3 years means the existing old BS OHSAS 18001 standard will no more valid after 12.03.2021.

E.g.-Let your organisation has audited on 1.10.2018 as per OHSAS 18001 and you are recommended for certificate ,but your certificate will not valid up to 1.10.2021, so here certificate will valid up to 12.03.2021. and if you would like to continue your certification then you have to do the re-certification audit before due date with the new ISO 45001 standard requirements.

Overview of New Standard ISO 45001:2018 Main Clauses: 

There was one main clause on OHSAS 18001 that is 4-OH&S Management System Requirements. But in new ISO 45001 standard contain seven numbers of main clauses i.e clause -4 to clause-10.

Clause-4: Context of the organisation.

Clause-5: Leadership and worker participation.

Clause-6: Planning.

Clause-7: Support.

Clause-8: Operation.

Clause-9: Performance Evaluation.

Clause-10: Improvement.

Now all the main clauses from 4 to 10 in QMS standard (ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016), ISO 14001:2015 have the same content name as above. So to make the integrated system clubbing with QMS, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 will easier now.

Some Important Documented Information that you can do as a single document i.e. Risk Logbook, Where you can identified the Risk related to QMS, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 into a single window. Similarly you could identify the needs and expectations (Requirements) of interested parties in a single document.

Example of needs and expectations of Interested Parties.

Interested Parties Needs and Expectations
QMS Requirements ISO 14001 Requirements ISO 45001 Requirements
Employees Resources requirement i.e test equipment, desire raw materials, advance machine etc. Better House Keeping , Safe Working Environment Desire quality of  PPEs, Modern Pollution control equipment
Customer Fulfilment of customer specific requirement All Statutory & Regulatory Requirement Compliances All Statutory & Regulatory Requirement Compliances

In the above table, we have considered two interested parties as employee and customer and their needs and expectations (requirements).

 

FAQ-

Q1-How do I identify the requirements of customer?

A1-Through Customer Survey, Feedback, Voice of Customer, Customer specific requirement, Customer agreements.

Q2-How long does the transition period take?

A2-Three years from date of publish, In case of ISO 45001:2018 , The Old OHSAS standard will valid up to 12.03.2021, within the interim time  you can upgrade your old system to new ISO 45001 std.

Q3-What could happen if re-certification will not conduct during transition period?

A3- You can conduct it later on through two phase audit i.e 1-Stage audit and next 2-Stage audit. After successful completion of both the phase audit the certification body will recommend you for certificate.

 

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