OHSAS 18001 is Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series-a UK based management system for occupational health and safety. It is intended to help an organizations to control occupational health and safety risks. It was devloped in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.

OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with the ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) management systems standards, in order to facilitate the integration of quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems by organizations, should they wish to do so.

The Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001:2008 is a competency-based 5-day course that teaches the principles and practices of effective Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) process audits in accordance with this standard. The students are guided through the entire audit process, from managing an audit program to reporting on audit results. The course uses effective methods of learning through a formal classroom tutorials, practical role-playing, group workshops, and open forum discussions.

Course Objectives

The objective of the OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training is to train potential auditors to the principles and practices of assessment of OH&S systems for conformance with OHSAS 18001:2007, to make them aware of good current OH&S practices, and to encourage constructive development of audit skills, thought analysis and self-criticism.

Duration & Learning Level

Learning Level: Intermediate

Duration: 5day(s)

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    Highly competent trainers


    Course materials provided


    Tutor-guided stage 1 and 2 audits through case studies and live audit


    Tutor-guided completion of workshops and execises


    Effective methodologies used to facilitate learning


    Mock Examination given to prepare for Final Examination


    Continuous Assessment of participants


    Certificate of Attendance provided


    Accredited certificate provided after successfully passing the written examination and continuous assessment

An Overview of OH&S System/OHSAS 18001

• About Occupational Health & Safety
• OH& Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis
• Evaluation of Significant Hazards
• Legal and other applicable requirements
• An overview of the OHSAS 18000 Series
• Background to OHSAS 18000 Series

Requirements of OHSAS 18001

• Introduction and Scope
• The Structure of OHSAS 18001
• OHS Management System
• An overview of OHSAS 18001 Requirements

OHSAS 18001 Auditing         

• What is an Audit and Why are Audits Necessary
• The Audit Process
• Auditing in relation to the "Process Approach"
• Auditor Competence/skills attitudes and behavior

The Assessment Process of OHSAS 18001

• An Overview
• Initial Contact
• Pre-Assessment Visits 
• Document Review 
• Initial Preparation 
• Development of the Assessment Schedule
• Communication
• Detailed Planning
• The On-site Assessment
• Opening Meeting
• Audit Conduct
• Evaluating Results
• Closing Meeting 
• Corrective Action
• Formal Report
• Follow-Up and Surveillance Visits

OHSAS 18001 Audit Tools & Techniques

• Detailed Planning & Check List Development
• Searching for Evidence
• Conducting Interview and Asking Questions
• Auditor and Auditee Tactics
• Recording the Results

Delegates successfully completing the course, including examination and continuous assessment will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.

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    professionals engaging in Health and Safety Practices


    HSE Trainers


    HSE Practitioners


    Project Managers

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