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OHSAS 18001-2007 Lead Auditor Course

Introduction to OHSAS Lead Auditor Course

The course is registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and the content is developed to provide in-depth knowledge on Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 Standard requirements. As per legislative norms, companies are required to develop and conform to their health and safety policies. The chief aim of this course is to apprise OH&S auditors in the principles and practices related to auditing to enable conformity with the national and internal accepted norms and regulations related to OH&S requirements. This course is an essential requisite for management in any organisation. Though not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that delegates have prior knowledge and experience in OH&S systems standards and auditing.

OHSAS Lead Auditor Course Content

  1. Occupational Health & Safety Awareness
  2. Emergency preparedness
  3. Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement
  4. Auditor skills and registration
  5. Overview of Health and Safety legislative requirements
  6. Auditing techniques
  7. Risk Assessment Methods (including HAZOP & HAZAN)
  8. Audit case study and role-play
  9. Roles and Responsibilities of auditors and audit leaders
  10. Nonconformity categorisation and reporting
  11. Audit planning, execution, reporting and follow-up

The Course Duration:

Duration: 5 days

Who should attend?

This course will be useful to:

  1. Health and safety professionals who wish to develop their auditing skills
  2. Key management staff involved in the implementation of and are responsible for managing the OH&S management system that meets the demands of OHSAS 18001:2007
  3. Personnel responsible for the implementation of OHSAS 18001 at different levels in the organisation
  4. Individuals who wish to become OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor
  5. Persons requiring in-depth knowledge of OH&S internal auditing process
  6. Personnel whose job involves assessment of and coordination with the suppliers for OH&S management system
  7. Staff engaged in gearing up their organisation for OHSAS 18001 assessment by clients (second party) or third party
  8. Individuals who wish to advance their pre-existing competency in OHSAS 1801 standards and OH&S Internal Auditing

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the elements of OHSAS 18001
  2. Construe the demands of OHSAS 18001 in relation to an audit
  3. Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of OH&S auditors and lead auditors
  4. Contrive and execute OHSAS 18001 audit in conformance with ISO 19011
  5. Be competent to Lead an internal health and safety audit
  6. Record, monitor, analyse and prepare Audit reports including non-conformity reports
  7. Seek audit follow-up activities, including rating the effectiveness of corrective action leading to improvement by reducing or eliminating risks
  8. Introduce risk assessment principles and processes

What are the Benefits?

You will develop effective and value-adding auditing skills and knowledge of current best practices aimed at continual improvement through regular OH&S audits. You will gain enhanced understanding of the design and implementation processes of the OHSAS health and safety management systems. Upon successfully completing the course with 70% pass mark, you will satisfy the formal training need and will become eligible to register as auditor or lead auditor with the IRCA. Organisations with OH&S management systems in place will benefit from effective and sustainable auditing processes and practices which will continuously help in identification of gaps and areas of conformity as well as areas requiring improvement.

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