OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001) Lead Auditor Training Course

Course Overview Who is this course for?

This IRCA Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training is based on assisting and verifying the competencies/capabilities of the Learner to be able to effectively audit a complete OH&SMS based on OHSAS 18001:2007 (ISO 45001) requirements with specific emphasis of 2nd Party auditing [Customer/Supplier audits] and 3rd Party auditing [Certification Bodies].

During the delivery, the Learner will complete a Consultant facilitated complete systematic audit of an OH&SMS.  The facilitated audit of the OH&SMS, will cover the full audit life cycle as defined by ISO 19011 and the Learner will have to demonstrate and be assessed on the effective applica

Key Course Learning Outcome Why this course is unique?

We focus on consistent interpretation & application the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 (ISO 45001) and the ability to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a different  Health & Safety Management System scenarios to provide Assurance the Health & Safety Management System meets the needs of the interested parties.

Course Basics What is essential to know about this course?

  • This is a 5-day (45hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 18:00pm (each day) with an earlier finish on the final day at 2pm
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Learners are required to be familiar with OHSAS 18001:2007 Requirements or have completed a recognised OH&SMS Fundamentals course based on OHSAS 18001:2007 prior to registering for this course.

Upcoming Dates and Locations Where can I register?

We are sorry but there are currently no public training dates available for this course at the moment! If you would like to send us your details, we will contact you when a course becomes available near you. If you have any questions about this course, call (312) 496 6607.

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Course Learning Topics What does the course cover?
  • Course Introduction

    • The Business/Societal Case for OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001)
    • OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 Standards Family*
    • Purpose and Impact of Annex SL
    • New and Revised Terminology
    • The Relationship between External and Internal Issues, Interested Party Requirements
    • Risks and Opportunities
    • Leadership
    • Effective Communication and Life Cycle Thinking

    Introduction to Auditing

    • Audit Terminology, Principles, OHS Audits
    • Auditor Code of Ethics
    • Management of an Audit Program
    • Audit Terminology, Principles, OHS Audits
    • Audit Life Cycle (On-site & Off-site Audit Activities)
    • Auditor/Auditee Roles, Responsibilities*
    • Desired Auditor Behaviors**

    Introduction to OHS Auditing

    • Aligning the Business Processes and the OHS Model*
    • Process Terminology*
    • OHS Process Models/Methodology & Categories*
    • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Process*
    • Processes and the Application of PDCA and Risk*
    • The OHS Certification Cycle & 3rd Party Certification**
    • Special Conformity Audits**
  • Audit Planning

    • Initiating & Preparing for the Audit
    • Audit Trails
    • Purpose and benefits for establishing initial contact and forms of contact
    • Case Study: Document Review
    • Audit Plan
    • Audit Checklist/Audit Protocol

    Opening Meeting

    • Purpose, process and benefit of an Opening Meeting
    • Case Study – Opening Meeting
    • Onsite Activities
    • Lead Auditor Leadership and Supervision**
    • Responsibilities of the Lead Auditor
    • Communication throughout the Audit Life Cycle
    • Monitoring Audit Progress
    • Consensus and Resolution Conflicts
    • Lead Auditor Leadership
    • Audit Reporting
    • Audit Follow-Up
    • Auditor/Technical Expert Coaching, Mentoring and Evaluation**
    • Collecting and Verifying Information
    • Introduction to Audit Findings
    • Audit Reporting
  • Audit Findings

    • Case Study: Writing Audit Findings
      Case Study: Writing the Audit Report**

    Completing the Audit

    • Evaluating Correction & Corrective Action including Root Cause Analysis and Audit Finding Closure
    • Audit Follow Up Strategies
    • Final Audit Team Meeting
    • Closing/Exit Meeting & Role Play

    Final Written OHS Examination [IRCA]

*Kelmac Group cover this topic in more depth compared to our competitors.
**Kelmac Group proven added value as this material is not covered by the IRCA specification or our competitors.

Course Certification IRCA Certified Training Course (A17438)

This course is fully recognised by IRCA and Kelmac Group are the first & oldest IRCA approved training organization in Ireland since 1996.

Additional Course Information

Who Should Attend?
  • Individuals interested in conducting second- or third-party audits of OHSMS management systems
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Representatives
  • Occupational Health and Safety Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental managers
  • Health and Safety cross-functional team members of a health and safety implementation project
  • Certification Body/Registrar Auditors
  • Individuals who want to become an IRCA Certified Provisional Auditor, Auditor, or Lead Auditor
Course Pre-Requisites

Before starting this course, each student is expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Knowledge of the following occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The purpose and benefits of a 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

Important: Good working knowledge of the requirements of OHSAS 18001 is required in advance of attendance, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified OH&SMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

Additionally, each student will be required to have their own copy of OHSAS 18001 for use during the training

Course Assessment

Each Learner is assessed during the on-site class based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course.

Post the on-site class. There is a two-hour written auditor examination at the end of the on-site class. The first written auditor examination is based on OHSMS, or OHSAS 18001. The written examination is closed book; however, the Learner is required to have a hard-copy version of the relevant management system standard (OHSMS 18001) for class use. The minimum pass rate for each written auditor examination is 70%.

Our Course vs. Our Competitors Why is our course the best?

Working with a Case Study: Almost Full Documented OH&SMS Why is this important?

Each Learner will audit the almost full documented OH&SMS from the unique Kelmac Group® assurance perspective. The Kelmac Group® assurance perspective is unique as we audit like many professional financial audit practices where the focus is on providing top management with the quality of insight to make decisions and actions aimed at improving performance of the organization. 

We boast the most comprehensive documented OHS Case Study available including an Integrated EH&S (ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001) Manual; 13 SIPOC processes [Value chain, Support and Management]; 19 procedures; the organization’s OHS Hazards, Risks and Controls, the organization’s statutory and regulatory and other legal obligations register, the organization’s emergency preparedness and response plan, the organization’s risk register, and related documented templates and records.

Evaluating Business Processes Why is this important?

One of the most important USPs of this Kelmac Group course is that we show each Learner how to evaluate business processes, not just ISO processes and align with the strategic intent of the organization. Business Processes include Marketing & Sales, Design, Manufacturing, Logistics, Installation, Purchasing & HR. We cover this practically and from the OHS Auditor Perspective.

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