Businesses around the globe are looking to implement effective systems to manage occupational health and safety (OH&S) which is most critical to the well-being of its people. There are many businesses in Riyadh and other places in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who implement global standards for managing OH&S. They employ or source (from specialist consultants) lead auditors who are trained and certified to audit the implementation of these systems.
ISO 45001 is deemed to be the set of standards that for the first time defines a globally-recognized management system for occupational health and safety at workplaces. It is a comprehensive set of standards that can be applied to manage occupational health and safety in any type of business irrespective of size or location. By ensuring compliance to these standards, a business can operate in a safe and risk-free environment and ensure compliance to local and national laws. Adopting these standards at the workplace can create an improved image for the brand as a responsible corporate citizen that keeps the well being of its people at the top of its list of priorities.
Training in ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
An OH&S professional or anyone else (with requisite qualifications and experience) looking to become a ISO 45001 Lead Auditor in KSA should have undergone a training course from a certified training institute and obtained a certificate that is recognized by international quality organizations like Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Chartered Auditors (IRCA).
A person intending to pursue a training course for ISO 45001 Lead Auditor qualification is expected to have a fair understanding of the following:
- Management concepts and the working of business organizations
- OH&S concepts and its relevance at the workplace
- Standards and regulations mandated by local and national governmental bodies
- Requirements of ISO 45001
ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Training course will teach the students the fundamentals of quality audit principles and practices for checking for compliance with international standards with a particular focus on OH&S. The course is a mix of classroom sessions and practical training on actual auditing assignments. A student is continuously assessed during the course and can successfully complete the course by passing this assessment and an examination at the end of the course.
A trained ISO 45001 Lead Auditor will have the skills to formulate and conduct OH&S audits, report on the status and follow up for rectification of deficiencies in order to achieve compliance with the standards. The auditor will be able to present and explain the purpose of implementing a globally-recognized OH&S management system and the benefits that can be accrued from it. The person will also be able to explain the role of the auditor in helping to implement the system and in monitoring it for compliance.
Getting trained and becoming an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor is an upward career move for OH&S professionals in Riyadh and other parts of Saudi Arabia. Many business organizations look to employ qualified auditors to continually monitor the implementation of OH&S systems and for its compliance with standards. These professionals are also employed by specialist audit services providers that are employed by businesses that do not have in-house resources to audit OH&S systems.
To become a skilled ISO 45001 Lead Auditor, it is imperative that you obtain training and certification from a recognized and experienced training provider.
SLC is one of the few organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who meet and exceed these requirements. As an accredited provider of consultancy and training services in the health and safety domain, pursuing a training course in SLC equips you with the knowledge and the skills necessary to be a competent safety and health professional.
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