Occupational health and safety management systems according to ISO 45001:2018

The health of your employees is important to you?! If you implement an occupational health and safety management system, you will act proactively for your employees! Objective of these management systems is to reduce or to avoid injuries and sickness rates resulting from activities of the employees in the enterprise. As a result, you will certainly preserve the financial resources of the enterprise, as well!

With a sustainable handling of safety risks in the enterprise, you can offer a safe and healthy workplace!

With the increase in the awareness of occupational safety and the health management system, you will also be able to detect hazards earlier and to promote the health of your employees.

Transition from BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018

With the release of the new standard, a transition period of 3 years begins. Until the expiry of the transitional period – on March 11, 2021 – all certificates according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 remain valid. During the transitional period of 3 years, there will be sufficient opportunity for the users of the standard to adjust their occupational health and safety management to the new requirements of ISO 45001:2018. Due to the extensive changes in ISO 45001:2018 compared to BS OHSAS 18001:2007, we recommend all users to take a close look at the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 in time. The following options are available for converting the certification from BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018:

  • Conversion within the framework of a regular surveillance or re-certification audit with additional expenses from 1.0 audit day on, or

Conversion in a separate, unscheduled conversion audit in consideration of additional expenses required. All existing certificates according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 which will not be converted within the period of 3 years will lose their validity on March 11, 2021.

Certifications according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001:2018

Since ISO 45001:2018 has come into effect, certifications of occupational health and safety management systems are temporarily possible in both standards: new according to ISO 45001:2018 and old according to BS OHSAS 18001:2007.

How do I have to prepare for the new standard?

We recommend dealing with the new requirements in consideration of the following aspects:

  • Get familiar with the new standard ISO 45001:2018 and identify possible gaps between the new requirements and your current occupational health and safety management system and the corresponding processes.
  • Develop a plan to ensure an efficient implementation of the changes (including changes of your management system).

Offer corresponding training for all persons involved.

Readiness review

Use our offer for an optional readiness review / pre-audit of your occupational health and safety management system prior to the conversion audit or an initial certification. This enables us to prepare a smooth procedure. For questions regarding ISO 45001:2018 or a separate readiness review / pre-audit, our office will be pleased to be of assistance to you under +49 6155 8682960 or info@dmsz.de . The migration process is regulated by document MD 21 of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) which can be found on www.iaf.nu.

Integrated management system

After the standard revision for ISO 45001:2018, the integration into the existing management system documentation, organized e.g. according to the structure of DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 or DIN EN ISO 14001:2015, will be much easier. There will be common topics such as context of the organization, management and responsibility, or the risk-oriented consideration of processes. Now, all new management standards are based on the so-called High Level Structure (HLS). Furthermore, the regulations are based on the principle of continuous improvement “Plan-Do-Check-Act”, the well-known PDCA cycle.


Furthermore, we are also accredited to carry out certification audits according to the SCC/SCP regulations (version 2011).  The basis here is a management system for occupational health and safety under consideration of relevant (occupational) safety, health, and environmental protection aspects (German SGU) defined by DGMK Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle e.V.

It is differentiated between two scopes:

Scope I –  contractors/production industry (SCC)

Scope II – personnel service providers (SCP)

This way, you will benefit from an occupational health and safety management system certified by DMSZ
  • Reduction of work-related injuries, sickness rates, and cases of death in the enterprise
  • Due to the reduction of the down times, the delivery reliability can be ensured
  • Degree of fulfillment with regard to the requirements of occupational health and safety will be increased
  • Motivation of employees by measures such as e.g. ergonomical workplaces leading to a significant relief within a short period of time
  • Within the framework of process optimizations, corresponding influencing factors are considered, as well
Important regulations (extracts)
  • Occupational Safety Law (German ASiG)
  • Working Conditions Act (German ArbSchG)
  • Working Hours Act (German ArbZG)
  • Equipment and Product Safety Act (German GPSG)
  • Industrial Safety Regulation (German BetrSichV)
  • Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (German GefStoffV)
  • Regulations to the Equipment and Product Safety Law (German GPSGV)
  • Health and Safety Ordinance on Noise and Vibration (German LärmVibrationsArbSchV)
  • Workplace Ordinance (German ArbStättV)
  • Building Site Regulation (German BaustellV)
  • Occupational Medical Precautions (German ArbMedVV)
  • Ordinance on Occupational Diseases (German BKV)
  • German Radiation Protection Ordinance, X-Ray Ordinance
The strengths of DMSZ and its auditors
  • Partner-like cooperation
  • High professional competence
  • Cooperation and confidentiality
  • Long years of experiences in job and auditing
  • High qualifications due to permanent education and training
  • Internationally recognized competences

According to our motto “audits with competence and passion”