This five-day highly interactive Lead Auditor course is ideal for those seeking to develop their professional auditing skills in planning, implementing and reporting effective audits in health and safety and provides an in-depth understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 model.

Duration – 5 Days

Who should attend?

  • Those responsible for obtaining certification to OHSAS 18001.
  • Those who wish to register as an IRCA OH&S MS auditor (additional requirements also apply).
  • Auditors who want to audit OH&S management systems and who need to show professional competence in this subject.
  • Those new to auditing wishing to understand OH&S MS auditing.
  • Senior managers involved in the outcome of OH&S audits.


Occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:

  • The Plan, Do, Check Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The purpose and benefits of an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system
  • A basic knowledge of managing occupational health and safety (OH&S) through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements
  • A basic awareness of common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements
  • Commonly used OH&S terms and definitions as given in OHSAS 18001
  • This knowledge can be gained in a number of ways;

Previous experience and existing knowledge

  • Attending an IRCA OHSAS 18001 Foundation course – or equivalent
  • Reading or self-study


Describe the purpose, scope & business benefits of OHSMS

  • Explain the elements of OH&S management.
  • Provide an interpretation and understanding of the OHSAS 18001 requirements.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, and report and follow up an OHSMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and by interpreting OHSAS 18001.
  • Provide knowledge to write nonconformity & audit reports