• Phil Potter

ISO 45001:2018 – Clause 6.1.3 Determination of legal requirements and other requirements

I consider this requirement a key factor in the success of your OH&S/WHS system. In fact all the requirements of this standard are a key factor.


I have attached an example of a Legal and Compliance Register which not only addresses the requirements of this clause but if completed properly with evidence of compliance can address the requirements of section 9.1.2 Evaluation of compliance.


Definitions for legal requirements and other requirements:

  • Legal requirements that an organization (3.1) has to comply with and other requirements (3.8) that an organization has to or chooses to comply with. This includes the provisions in collective agreements.

  • For the purposes of this document, legal requirements and other requirements are those relevant to the OH&S management system (3.11).

  • Legal requirements and other requirements include those that determine the persons who are workers representatives in accordance with laws, regulations, collective agreements and practices.

This section is about how to meet the requirements of this section of the standard.


6.1.3 Determination of legal requirements and other requirements.

Your organization must establish, implement and maintain processes to:

  1. Determine and have access to up-to-date legal requirements and other requirements that are applicable to its hazards, OH&S risks and OH&S management system;

  2. Determine how these legal requirements and other requirements apply to the organization and what needs to be communicated;

  3. Take these legal requirements and other requirements into account when establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving its OH&S management system.

Your organization must maintain and retain documented information on its legal requirements and other requirements and shall ensure that it is updated to reflect any changes.


Legal requirements and other requirements can result in risks and opportunities for the organization.


This section requires more than a list of legislation and regulations, you have to determine if they are applicable to your organization.


Remember to download the free Legal and Compliance Register


Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the team at PKP.

Regards, Phil.