Learn how to conduct a complete occupational health and safety (OH&S) audit against ISO 45001 with this CQI & IRCA certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course.

CQI and IRCA certified OH&S Management System Lead Auditor training course based on ISO 45001:2018 (course ID: 1866)

This 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.

The course will benefit anyone who may be involved in internal and external audits relating to occupational health and safety (OH&S) within an organisation. They include:

  • 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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The topics discussed in this course include:

  • 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
  • certification

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • 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.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certificate