OHSAS 18001 lead auditor training | OHSAS 18001 accreditation standardOHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor Course (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems)

quote-iconDelivery was excellent. Tutor made it easy to understand a difficult/technical area of much interest. ~ Goal Point Services, Trinidad & Tobago


This highly interactive and practical course is designed to develop delegates' skills to conduct internal Health and Safety Management System audits in order to:

  • Objectively assess the compliance of an organisation against OH&S standards.
  • Effectively audit OH&S hazards and risk methodologies.
  • Support OH&S policy and effectively improve the OH&S programme.

Course Objectives

Our course will equip delegates with knowledge to audit health and safety management systems to OHSAS 18001, providing OH&S practitioners and systems auditors with the skills necessary to competently perform internal OH&S management system audits.

We incorporate a unique 'slide photo tour', allowing delegates to visualise and identify site issues, providing an element of 'real-life' auditing and observation in the classroom environment.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials, workshops a photosite tour and case studies following the stages of a live audit, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Apply the requirements and principles of OH&S standards to the OH&S programme and how this relates to other management systems which may be in place.
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit with an awareness of auditing procedures and documentation.
  • Conduct an effective OH&S MS internal audit, present audit findings and assess continual improvement programmes.

This style of delivery makes the course both memorable and enjoyable for participants, ensuring long-term learning.

Course Outline

  • Defining the purpose and structure of the OH&S Standards (OHSAS 18001, ILO OHS 2000)
  • Review of OH&S legislation and codes of practice
  • Identification of OH&S hazards and risk evaluation
  • Principles of auditing, auditor skills and responsibilities and the audit cycle:
    • Planning - use of checklists
    • Interviewing and evaluation of information
    • Observation - objective evidence
    • Evaluating the significance of nonconformities
    • Corrective actions and effective follow-up programmes
    • Effective improvement
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Sources of information and further development

Who Should Attend?

  • Auditors who will be assessing OH&S management systems and conducting the internal audits.
  • Managers whose departments will be subject to OH&S MS audits.
  • Senior managers who will have to understand the outcome of OH&S audits.

Booking and Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate Manual, including substantial reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Residential accommodation and evening meal (1 night)
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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