OHSAS 18001 Internal Audit

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the responsibilities of an internal auditor and describe the role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems, in accordance with OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Explain the purpose and structure of OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Explain the principles, process and selected techniques used for the assignment and management of occupational health & safety aspects and impacts, including the significance of these for OHSAS auditors
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit, gather audit evidence through observation, interview and sampling of documents and records
  • Write factual audit reports that help to improve the effectiveness of the management system
  • Suggest ways in which the effectiveness of corrective action might be verified

Course Outline

Session 1: Introduction of OH&S Management Systems

Session 2: Auditing for continual improvement

Session 3: Audit: definition and principles

Session 4: Planning and preparing for the audit

Session 5: Conducting the audit

Session 6: Audit reporting and follow-up

Session 7: Auditor competence and certification


Three Days