ISO 18001 Foundation Overview

ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Foundation Course Outline

This course will consist of 4 modules that will teach delegates the fundamentals of ISO 18001. These modules will cover the following content:

Module 1: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

  • What is ISO?
  • About Safety Management Systems
  • Benefits of ISO 18001
  • Importance of ISO 18001
  • Models and Principles
  • Core Fundamental Concepts
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Purpose, Features, History, and Goals of ISO 18001
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Phases of ISO 18001
  • Preparing for Emergency and Response
  • OHSAS Clauses

Module 2: Why Have an ISO 18001 System?

  • Introduction
  • OH&S Policies
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Associated Risks
  • Scope of ISO 18001 in an Organisation
  • Targets and Objectives
  • Improving Continuously by Analysing the Present State
  • Different Components
  • Reviewing Performance and Implementing Controls

Module 3: Plan, Do, Check, Act Model

  • PDCA Methodology
  • Structure and Elements of Successful ISO 18001 Implementation
  • Requirements of an Organisation
  • Process and Approach
  • Emergency Plans
  • Handling Emergency Situations
  • Prevent Health Hazard
  • Management Review
  • Performance, Measurement, and Monitoring
  • Preventive and Corrective Action
  • Training and Awareness Program

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Who should attend this ISO 18001 Foundation Course?

ISO 18001 Foundation Course is an introductory course that provides learners with an overview of the ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system standard. This course is best suited for professionals who are involved in OH&S, including:

  • Health and safety Management Professionals
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals
  • Quality Management Professionals
  • Compliance Officers
  • Safety Officers
  • Engineers
  • Production Managers

Prerequisites of the ISO 18001 Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 18001 Foundation Course.

ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Foundation Course Overview

The ISO 18001 Training course is a foundational step towards understanding and implementing Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in the workplace. It is pivotal in today’s work environment, emphasising the importance of employee safety and well-being. This course is tailored to provide an in-depth understanding of the ISO 18001 standards and their application in various organisational settings.

Understanding ISO 18001 is crucial for professionals responsible for managing and ensuring workplace safety. This includes safety officers, HR managers, and operational supervisors. Mastery of this subject is vital for those aiming to create a safer, more compliant, and efficient work environment. The knowledge gained is essential for reducing workplace accidents and promoting a culture of safety.

This 1-day training by The Knowledge Academy equips delegates with the essential principles of ISO 18001. It is designed to provide practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied. The course facilitates a better understanding of legal requirements, risk management, and health and safety responsibilities, empowering professionals to make impactful changes in their organisations.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a comprehensive introduction to the principles of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • To enable understanding of the legal and regulatory framework related to workplace safety
  • To equip delegates with the skills to identify, assess, and control workplace hazards
  • To foster an understanding of the responsibilities and roles in implementing and maintaining ISO 18001 standards
  • To encourage the development of a proactive safety culture within organisations
  • To prepare professionals for further advanced training and certifications in occupational health and safety management

Upon completing the ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Foundation Course, delegates will have a solid foundation in Health and Safety Management Systems. They will be better equipped to contribute to the creation of safer work environments, enhancing both compliance and employee welfare.

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What’s included in this ISO 18001 Foundation Course?

  • ISO 18001 Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • ISO 18001 Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 18001 Foundation Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 18001 Foundation, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes  

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led ISO 18001 Foundation. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's ISO 18001 Foundation, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's ISO 18001 Foundation. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led ISO 18001 Foundation sessions.


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We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite ISO 18001 Foundation at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Our ISO 18001 Foundation offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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ISO 18001 Foundation FAQs

An occupational disease is a disease that is related to exposure of a risk factor, substance, or action that is harmful to health, in the work place. It may cause a disease immediately after exposure, after a period of delay, or after repeated encounters with the risk factor.
OHSAS is an acronym for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series and aims to improve Occupational Health and Safety performance via effectively managing potential workplace risks.
Health and Safety defines a set of regulations and procedures that aim to prevent injury or accident in the workplace or a public place.
Yes an examination will be need to be passed in order to complete this ISO 18001 Foundation certification.
Yes, this ISO 18001 Foundation course is the first of four courses within ISO 18001. The following courses are; ISO 18001 Internal Auditor, ISO 18001 Lead Auditor, and ISO 18001 Lead Implementer.
The Knowledge Academy offers ISO 18001 Foundation courses in a range of locations across the UK and around the world. This makes it easy to find a training venue near you.
This ISO 18001 Foundation training is a 1 day course.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
No, there aren’t any formal prerequisites.
The training fees for ISO 18001 Foundation certification in Australia starts from AUD2495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 18001 Foundation.
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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