CPDEquivalent to 40 hours
CERTIFICATESAll delegates will receive a certificate on completion.
CQI and IRCA certified OH&S Management System Lead Auditor training course based on ISO 45001:2018 (course ID: 1866)
The highly interactive course explains the purpose and benefits of an OH&S audit, and uses a case study and workshop approach to explore how to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an OH&S management system to determine conformity with ISO 45001.
The course was the first of its kind to meet the CQI and IRCA PR357 course specification ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems).
Delegates will receive a CQI & IRCA ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certificate on successful completion of the course. Evaluation is by continuous assessment and an examination on the final day.
- those wishing to perform first, second or third party audits of an OH&S management system (OH&SMS)
- those implementing and responsible for an ISO 45001 certified OH&SMS
- those responsible for the management and continual improvement of an OH&SMS
- anyone seeking CQI and IRCA registration as an OH&S lead auditor (other membership criteria may apply)
- those leading audit teams
- anyone wishing to understand the audit process
- health and safety professionals
Please note that students will benefit most from this course if they already have knowledge of ISO 45001. We recommend that those with little or no understanding of the standard and its requirements first attend our Introduction to ISO 45001 training course. We offer a discount of £100 if you book this with a ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course.
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- management system audits
- ISO 45001 requirements and other standards
- audit planning and background
- audit preparation: documentation requirements
- OH&S legislation and codes of practice
- audit preparation: site description and documentation
- hazard identification
- audit planning and checklists
- risk assessment and development of risk management controls
- risk assessment, audit frequency, audit scope
- opening meeting
- senior management review
- onsite audit process
- nonconformities, corrective action and follow up
- closing meetings
- audit reporting
- plan, develop and implement an internal or external audit process supporting their organisation’s OH&S policy
- conduct professional ISO 45001 audits, gathering objective evidence, interviewing, and creating document trails, to provide factual audit reports
- contribute to continuous improvements to the OH&S programme
- identify hazards and understand the risk assessment process
- develop their own skills, techniques and competence as an auditor
- assess compliance of an organisation to meet their organisation’s own internal or external OH&S requirements
Students who pass the course will receive a CQI and IRCA approved Certificate of Achievement and will meet the training requirements for IRCA registration as an OH&S management systems Lead Auditor.
For Scheduled Training courses, please select from the Course Dates and Venues table below.
Course dates and venues
Yes, the course is certified by CQI and IRCA, the professional body for experts in improving product, project and service quality.
To successfully complete this course, you will be evaluated by continuous assessment and undertake an exam following the event. We will support you in both activities to give you the best chance of success.
You will receive a certificate for successfully completing this course, giving you the evidence of your knowledge and practical skills in auditing OH&S management systems against ISO 45001.
Successful completion of this course can be highly valuable in progressing an auditing career. It not only shows that you are able to audit a management system, but also that you have learned skills such as decision making and planning competencies.
Following the course, some delegates register with IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors). This ISO 45001 Lead Auditor course satisfies the learning requirements for becoming an IRCA Lead Auditor, although to apply to become an IRCA Lead Auditor you will also need to have auditing experience.
Becoming an IRCA certified auditor means you will appear on the online register for auditors and have access to IRCA's eLibrary, enabling you to keep up to date with current auditing news. It also gives you the opportunity to network with others in your field. Further details of IRCA benefits can be found here.
This lead auditor course is ideal for anyone who is involved in 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd party audits of an OH&S management system, including managers, team leaders and health and safety professionals, and well as those performing audits.
The internal auditor courses focuses more closely on carrying out audits within the delegate’s own organisation. Again anyone with a role to play or an interest in auditing can gain valuable knowledge from this course.
In both cases, it is recommend that delegates have some understanding of ISO 45001 before attending an auditor course. If you do not feel confident in your knowledge, you can first attend our Introduction to ISO 45001 training course.
It will be useful to you to bring a copy of the standard so that you can refer to it as we talk through its requirements. If you do not have a copy at the office, you can purchase one from the ISO’s website or one of its global resellers.
Royal Navy|27th Nov, 2023
PM Group|22nd Nov, 2023
Home Office|15th Nov, 2023
Mott MacDonald Ltd|12th Oct, 2023
MSE Hiller|10th Aug, 2023
Scintacor|3rd Aug, 2023
Capita|13th Jul, 2023
Capita|30th Jun, 2023
Fugro GeoServices Ltd|22nd Jun, 2023
London And Southeastern Railway|14th Jun, 2023
DE&S|17th May, 2023
Hiltons Electrical Services|10th Mar, 2023