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ISO 45001 Foundation

Course description

The IECB Certified ISO 45001 Foundation training course presents the fundamentals of occupational health and safety, offering a thorough introduction to ISO 45001 requirements for an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS). As a participant in this course, you'll gain insights into various aspects of an OH&S MS as per ISO 45001, which includes commitment from the organization's top management, worker participation, OH&S policy, operational planning and control, emergency preparedness and response, performance evaluation, and continual improvement.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the option to take the exam. Upon passing the exam, you'll obtain the “Certified ISO 45001 Foundation” certificate. This certificate confirms your professional abilities and signifies your competency to contribute to an OH&S MS implementation project.

Target audience

The ISO 45001 Foundation training course is intended for:

  • Consultants or managers interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of occupational health and safety
  • Individuals aiming to create safer and healthier work environments within their organizations
  • Those eager to learn about the core requirements of ISO 45001 for an OH&S MS
  • Individuals looking forward to building a career in occupational health and safety

Learning outcomes

This training course helps delegates to:

  • Understand the basic occupational concepts, definitions, and approaches to the implementation of a health and safety management system
  • Understand the 45001 requirements
  • Develop a general understanding of how ISO 45001 requirements can be applied through adherence to a best practice approach

Our approach 

The training course is participant centred and contains:

  • Modules are illustrated with discussion points designed to embed understanding
  • Discussions of real world examples
  • Quiz questions are similar to the certification exam



Course Overview

  • Module 1: Foundational concepts and principles of occupational health and safety management systems 
  • Module 2: ISO 45001 requirements interpretation and implementation considerations

Course Agenda

  • Day 1: Introduction to occupational health and safety management system based on ISO 45001 
  • Day 2: The scope of ISO 45001 and the certification exam


  • All candidates at official training courses are tested throughout their course with quizzes and exercises, in combination with a final exam held on the last day of the course.  Both elements are a part of the overall score. For this course, the final exam constitutes a 40 question multiple choice type exam which should be completed within 60 minutes. A passing score is achieved at 70%. Self-study candidates can purchase an exam voucher from our Store.
  • Exam results are returned within 24 hours, with successful candidates receiving both a digital badge and a Certificate of Achievement
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