Audit 123 Level 1 – ISO 45001 Guidance

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This ISO 45001 audit checklist guidance accompanies the ISO 45001 workbook, providing auditor’s guidance to aid assessment and decision making during audits, reviews and gap analysis.

It will also provide a valuable resources for those looking for information, support and advice to enable them to implement an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system or for them to function better as an individual in their role supporting the system.

This comprehensive guidance is drawn from the requirements of the ISO 45001 standard and provides detailed insight into what the requirements are and what should be considered when determining conformity with each clause.


This checklist guidance has been published to accompany the workbook and guide auditor decision making, enabling audits to be comprehensive and consistent. The reference numbers in the guidance for ISO 45001 will correspond with those contained in the workbook for ISO 45001.

The publication is wire bound for ease of use, printed in colour and 50 pages:

Chapter 1 – Introduction – page 2
  • Copyright
  • The Author – ACT
  • Overview of ISO 45001
Chapter 2 – How to use the Auditor’s Guidance – page 6
Chapter 3 – Auditor’s Guidance for ISO 45001 – page 9
  • Section 1 – Context of the organization (clause 4) page 9
  • Section 2 – Leadership and worker participation (clause 5) page 13
  • Section 3 – Planning (clause 6) page 17
  • Section 4 – Support (clause 7) page 23
  • Section 5 – Operation (clause 8) page 27
  • Section 6 – Performance evaluation (clause 9) page 31
  • Section 7 – Improvement (clause 10) page 35
Chapter 4 – Terms and definitions – page 39
Chapter 5 – Audit 123 – Audit system outline – page 49


Sample abstract:

Auditor’s Guidance – ISO 45001 – Level One (1)

Leadership and worker participation (clause 5)

2/01 Leadership and commitment Consider
Has the top management of the organization demonstrated leadership and commitment in respect of the OH&S management system?


•     Taking overall responsibility and accountability.

•     Establishing an OH&S policy and objectives compatible with the organization’s strategic direction.

•     Ensuring the integration of OH&S into the organization’s business processes.

•     Ensuring resources.

•     Communicating the importance of OH&S.

•     Ensuring the OH&S management system achieves its intended outcomes.

•     Directing people to contribute and supporting them.


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