OHSAS 18001 – Lead Auditor

About the course


Delegates will be able to understand & interpret the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and recognize the value of effective Occupational Health & Safety Management system.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of an OHSAS and explain its principles.
  • Describe the purpose of an OH&S management system with reference to the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA model), including the principles, processes and techniques used for Occupational Safety, the assessment of risk and the significance of these in OH&S management systems.
  • Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of OHSAS 18001, OHSAS 18002 and ISO 19011.
  • Explain the scope of OH&S management system standards and, where applicable, other criteria (e.g. OH&S legislation, regulation) against which an OH&S audit could be performed, including the requirements of (BS) OHSAS 18001
  • Interpret the requirements of OHSAS 18001 in the context of an audit.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an OH&S management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an OH&S management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and by interpreting the requirements of (BS) OHSAS 18001.
  • Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value adding non-conformity report.
  • Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective action taken by process owners.

Who should register for this course

  • Those who require detailed knowledge of OHSMS Auditing Process
  • Those managing internal OHSMS Audit within their organization
  • Those who wish to become registered OHSMS Lead Auditor
  • Those who wish to and are responsible to implement OHMS based on ISO 18001:2007 requirements, in the organization
  • Existing OHSMS internal auditors who wish to expand their auditing skil

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • OHSMS Auditor certification & IRCA Registration Scheme
  • overview of OHSAS 18001:2007, planning & Implementing an OHSMS
  • Introduction to OHSMS Auditing & Certification process
  • Audit Planning
  • Audit Techniques
  • OH & S Legislation
  • Audit Protocol
  • Recording & Reporting Non Conformities
  • Evaluating the Audit Findings
  • Audit Reports & Records
  • Corrective Action & Audit Close out process
  • Audit follow-up & surveillance reporting
  • Continuous Assessment exercises & feedback
  • Syndicate & role play exercises & feedback
  • Written Examination
  • Sum-up.

Course Duration

The training is spread over 5 days

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