OHSAS 18001 Auditor/Lead Auditor

Upon completion of this Course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of an OH&S management system;
  • Explain the scope OH&S management systems standards and, where applicable, other criteria against which an OH&S audit could be performed;
  • Describe the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment of risk and the significance of these in all OH&S management systems;
  • Interpret the requirements of the OH&S 18001 management systems Standard in the context of an audit;
  • Effectively plan and conduct an audit of the management and operation of an organisation in accordance with the requirements of relevant OH&S audit criteria and ISO 19011;
  • Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding nonconformity reports;
  • Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective and preventive action.

Course Outline

Session 1: Introduction of OH&S Management Systems

Session 2: The OHSAS 18001 Standard - overview

Session 3: Risk assessments; tools and techniques

Session 4: The OHSAS 18001 Standard, clause 4.4

Session 5: The 18001 Standard, clause 4.5 & 4.6

Session 6: Registration, certification and auditor competence

Session 7: Audits: definition, principles, types, programme management

Session 8: Audit planning

Session 9: Preparing for the on-site audit

Session 10: Conducting the audit

Session 11: Audit review

Session 12: Audit reporting and follow-up


Five Days