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ISO 18001 Foundation

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Duration: 1 Days*

Exam: Included

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  • Includes The Knowledge Academy ISO 18001 courseware folder and certificate
  • ISO 18001 Foundation provided by the world's largest training company
  • ​This is the first of four ISO 18001 training courses

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ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Foundation Course Overview

OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is an international standard used by organisations to put in place a set of guidelines to control and minimise occupational health and safety risks. This is a one day course aiming to provide delegates with the knowledge to create and implement continuous improvement of Occupational Health and Safety in the work place. Courses in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) aim to raise your awareness of safety in the workplace to predict, minimise, or eliminate risks.


The law requires employers to provide adequate instruction, information, training, and supervision of health and safety, in the workplace. This is based on the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, which was then expanded to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.


This ISO OHSAS 18001 Foundation course is the first part of the four stage ISO 18001 certification that will produce a fully competent ISO user, who can implement the skills and knowledge obtained throughout the training to their organisation. The following three stages are: ISO 18001 Internal Auditor, ISO 18001 Lead Auditor, and ISO 18001 Lead Implementer.

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:

  • About Occupational health and safety management systems

  • Role and benefits of ISO 18001

  • Importance of OHSAS in an organisation

  • Models and principles

  • Core fundamental concepts

  • Understand key terms and definitions

  • Need of Occupational health and safety

  • Purpose, Features, History and goals of OHSAS 18001

  • Introduction to risk management

  • Tools and techniques

  • Preparing and planning

  • Phases of ISO 18001 

  • Preparing for emergency and response

  • Clauses of ISO 18001 


Module 2:

  • Why have an ISO 18001 in organisation

  • Policies

  • Associated Risks

  • Scope of ISO 18001 in an organisation

  • Implementing policies

  • Targets and objectives

  • Improving continuously by analysing present state

  • Relationship between different components

  • Review performance and implementing controls


Module 3:

  • Plan, Do, Check, Act model

  • Structure and elements of successful ISO OHSAS 18001 implementation

  • Risk assessment principles

  • Self-regulation

  • Requirements of organisation

  • Components of policies

  • Stay up to date with latest approaches

  • Process and approach

  • Requirements

  • Emergency plans


Module 4:

  • Handling emergency situations

  • Understanding security models

  • Impact

  • Resolve accidents

  • Prevent health hazards

  • Evaluate performance

  • Conduct review

  • Methods for monitoring and measuring performance

  • Approaches for continuous improvement

  • Preventive and corrective action

  • Training and awareness program for employees

Who should attend?

This ISO 18001 course is intended for all employee levels of an organisation as it aims to create and implement continuous OHS improvement. This course is suitable for any size organisation. Roles that may particularly benefit are:

  • Managers

  • Advisors

  • Quality and environment managers

  • Risk managers

  • Auditors

  • Consultants



There are no prerequisites required for this course, as this is an introductory course.  

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.

ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Foundation Exam

A short assessment shall follow this one day course to confirm the delegate’s knowledge. It shall be taken at the end of the day.

  • Multiple choice questions

  • 30 questions, 30 marks

  • 40 minutes duration

  • Pass mark 50% (15 out of 30)

  • Closed Book 


This training course includes:

  • The ISO 18001 Foundation Examination

  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 18001 Foundation Manual 

  • Certificate

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Refreshments

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