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A technical seminar “How Can You Prepare For ISO 45001:2018 Migration well” was organised by HKIE-SSC and supported by IOSH & SRSO on 14 October 2019.

A technical seminar “How Can You Prepare For ISO 45001:2018 Migration well” was organised by HKIE-SSC and supported by IOSH & SRSO on 14 October 2019. Mr. Thomas Ma, Project Manager from SGS Hong Kong Limited, was the keynote speaker outlined the differences, preparations and benefits that organizations should concern in order to migrate well from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 before the deadline of March 2021.

About ISO 45001:2018

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) replaces OHSAS 18001:2007 as the globally recognized occupational health and safety management system certification standard. The new ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&SMS) promotes a safe and healthy working environment to reduce occupational health and safety risk, prevent work-related incidents, as well as improve legislative compliance. SGS Academy also provides a variety of training courses against ISO 45001:2018.

Principal changes of standard migration

In the seminar, Mr. Thomas Ma highlighted the principal changes and key features of ISO 45001:2018, are the adoption of the Annex SL framework would help with alignment and integration of other international management system standards, top management commitment is required and encouraged to have risk-based thinking and process approach on OHS Management, also the importance of consultation and worker participation to preventing ill-health and injury. 

Benefits of implementing ISO 45001:2018

Mr. Thomas Ma also shared his professional comments on the benefits of implementing ISO 45001:2018, it can help:

  • Top management to build up a positive safety culture
  • Improve the OH&S performance
  • Organization can enjoy a more structured approach by incorporating new elements such as organization context, R&O, engagement of workers for managing OH&S system
  • Improve the communication with workers and their participation in OH&S matters
  • Increase the awareness of staff and workers’ of OH&S risks 

The seminar was well attended by over 130 participants including members of HKIE, IOSH & SRSO and professionals from different industries. Related training provided by SGS Academy can be found in our HKIE CPD Course Calendar.


Mr. Thomas Ma, Project Manager from SGS Hong Kong Limited, was the keynote speaker sharing the differences, preparations and benefits of ISO 45001:2018 Migration to over 130 participants.


Appreciation certification from HKIE-SSC, IOSH & SRSO to SGS Hong Kong.