Based on the agreement with the organizations certified to OHSAS 18001:2007, ISPL will conduct migration activities during a routine surveillance, recertification audit or a special audit.
Where migration audits are carried out in conjunction with scheduled surveillance or recertification (i.e. progressive or staged approach) then a minimum of 1 auditor man-day is required to be added to cover existing and new requirements implied by ISO 45001:2018.
Recognizing that each client and migration audit is unique and audit duration will be increased above the minimum as needed to sufficiently demonstrate conformity to ISO 45001:2018.
ISPLwill communicate their migration arrangements to their clients at the earliest opportunity.
ISPL have developed migration plans to address the following:
i) Training and verification of competence of auditors and other staff.
ii) ISPL arrangements for communicating with its clients.
iii) ISPL arrangements for auditing conformity to the new standard. For example, will it be a single visit or a staged approach.
iv) How the ISPL will ensure clients’ ongoing conformity to OHSAS 18001:2007 through the migration process.
v) How the ISPL plans to use the results of any evaluation activities conducted during the DIS or latest draft stage document before the IS.
vi) Action to be taken in respect of clients that have failed to complete the migration by three years after the publication of ISO 45001:2018. For example, the level of audit necessary for certification to be restored.
The following shall also be ensured:
i) All issues that require client action for conformity with the new requirements shall be clearly identified and raised as documented findings.
ii) Only when all identified outstanding issues have been appropriately addressed and the effectiveness of the management system demonstrated, can auditors recommend certification to the published ISO 45001:2018 standard.
iii) Records shall be available to verify that all prior migration audit findings have been evaluated for corrective action and conformity before any recommendation for approval to ISO 45001:2018 can be made.
iv) The ISPL shall ensure that the evaluation of a client’s conformity to the new requirements during the migration phase does not interfere with the client’s on-going conformity to OHSAS 18001:2007.
v) The decision to issue certification to ISO 45001:2018 shall only be made once actions in respect of all outstanding major non-conformities have been reviewed, accepted and verified and the client’s corrective action plan for any minor non-conformities has been reviewed and accepted.