OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor

Why should you attend?

OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices. 

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with OHSMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Occupational Health and Safety Management 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001 
  • Acknowledge the correlation between OHSAS 18001,OHSAS 18002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks 
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team 
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of OHSAS 18001 in the context of an OHSMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in OHSMS audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of OHSAS 18001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.