IRCA Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor

ISO Certification

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) against OHSAS 18001, All references to ISO standards are to the current versions.



  • Encourage leadership through employee professional development and confidence in the highest standards of working environment
  • Understanding of Health and safety management systems including the BS OHSAS requirements
  • Understanding of the concepts and methods for risk management
  • Understanding and promote the continual improvement of health and safety processes and procedures
  • A detailed understanding of the principal requirements for auditing H&S management systems
  • Evaluate conformity of health and safety processes and procedures
  • Ability to plan, conduct an audit and report its results
  • Build stakeholder confidence in a focussed BS OHSAS 18001 audit framework
  • Evaluate conformity of health and safety processes and procedures

Following the implementation of an OH&S management system, effective auditing of business processes and practices helps to identify areas of conformity as well as areas requiring improvement. Delegates will develop effective auditing skills and knowledge of current best practice to aid continual improvement through focussed OH&S audits.

Who should attend ?

  • Health & safety managers
  • Those responsible for auditing BS OHSAS 18001
  • Health & safety consultants

It is recommended that attendees have a working knowledge of health and safety and of OHSAS 18001

Eligibility Criteria

  •  A prior knowledge of the requirements of ISO 18001 and an understanding of report writing would be beneficial, however not
  • Health & Safety Managers, Those responsible for auditing BS OHSAS 18001, Health & Safety Consultants

Exam Details

  • There is a two-hour examination for this course.
  • Delegates will also be assessed on the basis of their progress throughout the exercises.
  • Delegates who successfully complete both the examination and the continuous assessment will be awarded a certificate of Successful Completion and will satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA OHSAS Auditor Certification scheme.

Course Contents

  • Module 1: Overview of OHSAS
  • Module 2: Review of OHSAS 18001 requirements
  • Module 3: Fundamentals of audits
  • Module 4: Auditor roles, responsibilities, knowledge and skills
  • Module 5: OHSAS Audit – overview
  • Module 6: Planning the OHSAS audit
  • Module 7: Performing the audit
  • Module 8: Reporting and following up an audit

Batch Schedule

IRCA Approved ISO 18001

Feb 02, 2018
2:00PM – 07:00PM
Friday Only

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