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CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor


This Training Course teaches the fundamental auditing principles and practices, in conformance with national and international accepted norms and regulations relating to OH&S requirements.

By attending this course, delegates will also gain the necessary auditing skills through activity-based learning, and practical auditing experience with coaching, group workshops and open forum discussions. Our experienced trainer will guide delegates through the entire audit process; from initiation to conducting audit follow-up.

Successful completion of this training course, bypassing the relevant examination and skills assessment, will demonstrate knowledge and basic skills to undertake and lead a management systems audit.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining, supervising or auditing of an ISO 45001 migration


You should be familiar with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 and will benefit from reading the ISO 45001 Standard before attending the course

What will I learn?

On completion, successful delegates will have the knowledge and skills to:


  • Explain the purpose of an occupational health and safety management system, of occupational health and safety management system standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification, and the business benefits of improved performance of the occupational health and safety management system
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an occupational health and safety management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate


  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an occupational health and safety management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the key differences between OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 45001
  • Identify what needs to be revised in your current OH&S management system

Course Content:

Unit 1: Overview of ISO 45001:2018

  • What is ISO 45001?
  • The purpose of ISO 45001
  • Advantages of ISO 45001
  • ISO 45001 System

Unit 2: layout and Updates of OH&S Management System

  • ISO 45001:2018 Structure
  • ISO 45001 Processes
  • OH&S Management System Changes
  • ISO 45001 vs. OHSAS 18001

Unit 3: Context of the Organization:

  • Leadership and worker participation:
    • Leadership and commitment
    • OH&S policy
    • Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
    • Consultation and participation of workers
  • Planning:
    • Addressing the risks and opportunities
    • OH&S objectives and plans
  • Support:
    •  Resources
    • Competence
    • Awareness
    • Communication
    • Documented Information
  • Operation:
    • Operational planning and control
    • Emergency response planning
  • Performance Evaluation:
    • Internal Audit
    • Management Review
  • Improvement:
    • General
    • Incident, nonconformity and corrective action
    • Continual Improvement

Unit 4: ISO 45001 Analysis

  • Hazard Risk Identification
    • Occupational Health & Safety Hazards
    • Hazards identification
    • Common control methods
    • Significance criteria evaluation
  • Documented Information:
    • Documented information requirements
    • OHSAS 18001 & ISO 45001 comparison
    • Records maintenance
  •  Accident Investigation System:
    • Aims and benefits
    • Types of Accidents/ incidents reported and investigated
    • Procedures
    • Remedial Action & follow-up
    • Review by Management
  • ISO 45001:2018 Installation:
    • OH&S System installation requirements
    • Operational and Service Control
    • OH&S development against ISO 45001 requirements

Unit 5: ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Techniques

  • The Audit
    • Audit types
  • Audit Steps
    • Audit Plan
    • Performing OHSMS audit activities
    • Conducting the Audit
    • Recording Results
    • Non-Conformities & Non-Compliances
    • Audit Report
  • Audit Program
    • Establishing the Audit program objectives
    • Identifying and evaluating audit program risks
    • Process flow for the management of an audit program
    • Managing and audit program
  • Auditor’s Performance
  • Audit tips and Techniques

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CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (QA)


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