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OHSAS 18001 Foundation

Why should you attend?

OHSAS 18001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as specified in OHSAS 18001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an OHSMS, including OHSMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach. 

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved or concerned with Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS)I
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety Management 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and operations of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System and its principal processes
  • Acknowledge the correlation between OHSAS 18001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of an OHSMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam



Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) concepts as required by OHSAS 18001

Day 2: Occupational Health and Safety Management System requirements and Certification Exam  


The “PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)

Domain 2: Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.



Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. For more information about OHSAS 18001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for the PECB Foundation Certification are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/assessment experience OHSMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation exam or equivalent None None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

Training Days
CPD Certification
Exam Duration hour
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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