OHSAS 18001 Auditor/Lead Auditor Course

This intensive, challenging and highly interactive and practical course is designed to develop delegates’ skills to conduct Health and Safety Management System audits in order to:



Subjects include:

  • Defining the purpose and structure of the OH&S Standards (OHSAS 18001, ILO OHS 2000)
  • Review of OH&S legislation and codes of practice
  • Identification of OH&S hazards and risk evaluation
  • Principles of auditing, auditor skills and responsibilities and the audit cycle:
  • Planning – use of checklists
  • Interviewing and evaluation of information
  • Observation – objective evidence
  • Evaluating the significance of nonconformities
  • Corrective actions and effective follow-up programmes
  • Effective improvement
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Sources of information and further development
  • Open book exam

Tutored Audits

Following the course, participants have an opportunity for further development where their subsequent in-company OH&S audits can be observed and tutored to provide practical on-site training.

Who should attend:

  • Those responsible for obtaining third party certification to OHSAS 18001 for their organization.Auditors who want to assess OH&S management systems and who need to show professional competence in this subject.
  • Those new to auditing wishing to gain a sound knowledge and become competent in OH&S management system auditing.
  • Senior managers who will have to understand the outcome of OH&S audits.


Course outcomes:

Our course will equip delegates with an in-depth knowledge of auditing health and safety management systems to third party standards including OHSAS 18001, providing OH&S practitioners and systems auditors with the understanding and skills necessary to professionally audit an OH&S management system. Our course focuses on developing auditor skills, techniques and competence.


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