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ISO 45001 Lead Implementer

Course description

The IECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer is a comprehensive four-day training course designed to provide you with the necessary skills and understanding to establish, implement, manage, and uphold an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) in line with ISO 45001:2018 requirements and guidelines. This course aims to deliver a profound understanding of the ISO 45001 requirements, as well as the best strategies and methodologies used for implementing and sustaining an OH&S MS. The principal goal of this course is to empower you to foster safer working environments.

Upon completion of the course, you'll have the opportunity to take the certification exam. If you succeed in passing the exam, you will be awarded the "Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer" credential, verifying your proficiency to implement an OH&S MS adhering to ISO 45001 standards.

Target audience

The ISO 45001 Lead Implementer training course is intended for:

  • Individuals in charge of enhancing and preserving safety in the workplace
  • Professionals such as occupational health and safety officers, consultants, and advisors
  • Professionals interested in learning a widely accepted methodology for implementing an OH&S MS
  • Individuals responsible for ensuring an OH&S MS's compliance with ISO 45001 standards
  • Members of occupational health and safety teams
  • Individuals aiming to start a career as implementers, consultants, or OH & S officers

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) as per ISO 45001
  • Analyse and interpret the ISO 45001 requirements for an OH&S MS from an implementer's viewpoint
  • Launch and strategize the implementation of an OH&S MS in compliance with ISO 45001
  • Assist an organization in operating, maintaining, and constantly improving an OH&S MS that aligns with ISO 45001
  • Ready an organization for a third-party certification audit.

Our approach

This training course is participant centred and contains:

  • Concepts and optimal methods used in implementing occupational health and safety management systems
  • Instructional sessions enriched with practical exercises that leverage a case study with role-playing elements and discussion opportunities
  • Engagement among participants through questioning and sharing of ideas
  • Assessment quizzes designed to simulate and provide a preview of the certification examination


A basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, a general understanding of ISO 45001, and the MS implementation principles based on best practice.

Course Overview

  • Module 1 Principles and concepts of OH&S and OH&S Management Systems 
  • Module 2 Initiation of an ISO 45001 implementation 
  • Module 3 Planning of an ISO 45001 implementation
  • Module 4 Implementation of an ISO 45001 framework
  • Module 5 Performance evaluation and reporting
  • Module 6 Continuous improvement of an OH&S MS
  • Module 7 Preparing for an OH&S MS certification audit

Course Agenda

  • Day 1:  ISO 45001 requirements and initiation of an implementation project
  • Day 2: Implementation planning activities
  • Day 3: Project Implementation and management
  • Day 4: Monitoring, reporting, continuous improvement, and preparation for the certification audit, as well as 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 12 question essay type exam which should be completed within 180 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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