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ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor

Description

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the auditing skills required to lead, plan and conduct first, second and third-party audits of quality management systems in accordance with the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard.

Duration: 5 days

Aims

This course aims to provide students with the skills necessary to plan, lead, conduct, execute, audits and to be able to write effective audit reports and associated nonconformity reports. Successful completion of the course will provide a basis for students who wish to go on to apply for IRCA registration as an OH&S Lead or Principal Auditor.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives describe what students will know and be able to do by the end of the course. On completion, successful students will be able 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 a quality management system audit, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate;
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit as part 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, as appropriate.

Enabling Objectives

In order for students to achieve the overall learning objectives, they will need to acquire and develop specific knowledge. This is specified below as ‘enabling objectives’ and can be considered as steps to the achievement of the learning objectives stated above. Students will be able 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.

  • With reference to ISO 45001:
    • Explain the PDCA cycle and its application to occupational health and
      safety management system processes.
    • Outline the processes involved in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, measuring, analysing, evaluating, reviewing, maintaining and improving an occupational health and safety management system, including the significance of these for OHSMS auditors.
    • Explain the terms and definitions used in ISO 45001.
    • State the requirements for OHSMS documented information and explain the difference between maintaining and retaining documented information.
    • Explain the purpose of and differences between first-party, second-party and
      third-party certification audit of management systems.
    • Explain the role of the occupational health and safety management system 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.
    • Explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of occupational health and safety management systems for organisations and interested parties.
    • 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)

Notes

IRCA recommends all students have the following prior knowledge before attending this course:

Management systems

  • 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.

Occupational health and safety 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 occupational health and safety 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

ISO 45001

  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001 and the commonly used occupational health and safety management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 45001, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Foundation OHSMS training course or the equivalent.

A pre-course assignment on the above subjects will be sent to students to complete prior to attending the course.

All QMI courses involve a high level of student participation. A full set of student notes will be provided, and a Certificate of Successful Completion will be awarded to students meeting the course assessment criteria.

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