ISO Occupational Health & Safety 45001 Lead Auditor

Temple Quality Management Systems
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5 days
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ISO Occupational Health & Safety 45001 Lead Auditor

ISO Occupational Health & Safety 45001 Lead Auditor

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

The course is based on the IRCA specification – PR357 ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is intended for new lead auditors for OH&S management systems. Delegates may have attended Internal Auditor training in the past and wish to advance their knowledge and skills.


Recommended – ISO 45001:2018 Foundation Course

Required Knowledge:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle,
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement.
  • OH&S management – the concepts of managing occupational health and safety through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal requirements and other requirements.
  • The relationship between OH&S management and the provision of safe and healthy workplaces, the prevention of work-related injury and ill health, and the proactive improvement of health and safety performance.
  • Common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001 and the commonly used OH&S management terms and definitions

Training Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  1. The purpose of an OH&S management system, of OH&S management system standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification, and the business benefits of improved performance of the OH&S management system.
  2. The role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an OH&S management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate.
  3. Develop skills to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an OH&S management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate.
  4. Understanding ISO 45001
  5. The purposes of a differences between first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems.
  6. The role of the OHSMS auditor in evaluating an organisation’s ability to meet its legal and other requirements, including the difference between this role and the regulatory role of evaluating legal compliance.
  7. The benefits of third-party accredited certification of occupational health and safety management systems for organisations and interested parties.
  8. The audit process
  9. Auditor responsibilities
  10. Planning, conducting, reporting and follow-up of audits of an OH&S management system.

Provider: Temple Quality Management Systems

Temple Management Training Limited

The business was born through some 35 years in a range of manufacturing activities - the experience in the automotive industry,  AS9000 and IATF Management System Standards led to the formation of what is today – Temple Quality Management Systems...

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