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OHSAS 18001-2007 Internal Auditor Course

Introduction to OHSAS course

Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) Standard defines the requisites for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. This Standard is seen as a way of acting in accordance to the safety legislative compliance and existing system arrangements. Internal auditing is the key aspect not only for preserving but also for formulating and improving the existing work practices internal to the organisation. The training focuses on the design, development and processes for effective implementation of the principles and techniques of internal audit of health and safety systems. This course is registered with the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

Course Content

  1. Health and safety awareness
  2. Brief summary of current health and safety legislation
  3. Structure, principles and documentation requirements of OHSAS 18001
  4. Audit techniques
  5. Auditor roles and responsibilities
  6. NCRs and categorisation

The Course Duration:

Duration: 2 days

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for individuals who wish to develop requisite skills, techniques and knowledge to help them undertake occupational health and safety related internal audits. Already practicing auditors will equally benefit from this course as well as the freshly appointed auditors, health and safety supervisors, managers and advisors, quality managers, environmental and risk managers and other personnel wishing to enhance their competency in implementing occupational health and safety auditing. The course will also benefit persons having working knowledge of OHSAS 18001 but are not certified.

Course Objectives

  1. Recognise the principles of auditing along with the roles and responsibilities of an auditor
  2. Identify and represent the essentials of OHSAS 18001 standard and how they are enforced in the organisation
  3. Plan and conduct an internal health and safety audit based on process identification, sampling and questioning
  4. Prepare audit reports
  5. Identify nonconformities and document the same
  6. Suggest corrective actions and prepare the continual improvement plan for the Occupational health and safety management system of the organisation
  7. Coordinate during third party Certification audit

What are the Benefits?

You will gain in-depth knowledge and be able to exhaustively comprehend the processes involved with auditing OH&S management systems which in turn will enable you to identify the failures in conforming to accepted standards within all areas of your business. You will also be able to identify areas with scope for improvement and assist in cutting down risks and recurrence of problems. Organisations will be able to set up an OH&S management system to annihilate or diminish risks to work force and all other stakeholders who could be endangered or threatened by the OH&S hazards connected with its activities. With this certification, organisations will be able to carry out, sustain and continually amend and improve their OH&S management system. Organisations will be able to ensure conformity to the demands of its stated OH&S policy.

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