Course overview

This course provides delegates with the detailed knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of occupational health and safety management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO / IEC 17021, as applicable.

This interactive and engaging course utilises a variety or learning techniques culminating in a CQI IRCA closed book examination at the end of the course.

Course objectives

Delegates will acquire the following:

  • A detailed understanding of the principles of accreditation and certification schemes

  • A comprehensive understanding of the audit process using the ISO 45001:2018 standard

  • Advanced skills and techniques of auditing

  • Skills required to communicate the findings of the audit effectively to the management of the auditee organisation

Delegate assessment is undertaken via continuous assessment exercises throughout the week and also through a two-hour closed book CQI IRCA examination to be sat on the Friday afternoon.

Successful completion will result in delegates receiving internationally recognised CQI IRCA lead auditor certification.


OHSMS ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Training

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Course dates

Milton Keynes:
8-22 March 2019
22-26 July 2019
23-27 September 2019
9-13 December 2019

13-17 May 2019
12-16 August 2019
11-15 November 2019

1-5 April 2019
15-19 July 2019
14-18 October 2019

This course has been certified by CQI IRCA

This certified training course will form part of a candidate’s application for CQI or IRCA membership should this be a progression path they are interested in, assisting in gaining professional recognition for their expertise.

Course content

  • The ISO 45001 series

  • Benefits and purpose of ISO 45001 certification

  • The audit preparation

  • Reporting and follow-up

  • OHSMS Systems development

  • Requirements of ISO 45001:2018 (Annex SL, Risk based thinking and PDCA)

  • Auditor skill and techniques for process auditing

  • A closed-book examination.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those who have responsibility within a OHSMS or will be involved in the auditing of such systems.

The course will also benefit people who manage OHSMS within their organisations and wish to gain maximum benefit from the management system audit process.

Before starting this course, delegates are expected to have completed the FD127 ISO 45001:2018 Foundation (OHSMS) course. Delegates should also understand core management system concepts including Plan, Do, Check, Act, risk based thinking and the proactive management of health and safety performance through hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements. 


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