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OH&S MS (ISO 45001:2018) Auditor / Lead Auditor

Training Course


This ISO 45001 training course outlines the necessary skills needed to lead an ISO 45001 audit team and conduct first, second and third-party audits against the standard requirements.

There are three delivery options for you to choose from; a 38-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 5 sessions; a 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered in 7 sessions and the traditional face to face 5-day classroom course.

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time by experienced tutors via our online platform and provide delegates with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of travelling.

Successful completion of this certified course satisfies the requirements to become a registered OH&S lead auditor and adds credibility through a formal qualification.

Course Type

  • eLearning
  • Virtual
  • Classroom
  • In-house
  • Blended

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who need to audit OH&S MS against ISO 45001 requirements
  • Auditors or Health & Safety Systems Managers wanting to add credibility with a widely accepted qualification issued by an well-known certification body

  • Anyone wanting to satisfy the formal training requirements for Exemplar Global certification

What will you learn?

  • The purpose and benefits of an OH&S management system
  • Essential definitions and terminology
  • The importance of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • The preventive approach to risk management
  • The role and responsibilities of an Auditor/ Lead Auditor
  • To plan and conduct an interview with top management
  • To evaluate an organisation’s OH&S policy and objectives
  • To prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes, areas and between members of an audit team
  • To prepare for your audits by developing effective checklists
  • To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • To evaluate objective evidence and correctly identify conformance and non-conformance with requirements
  • To report findings accurately and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • The requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA.

What do you need to prepare

  • Knowledge of occupational health & safety management principles and concepts
  • A basic knowledge of managing OH&S through hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control, compliance with legal and other requirements
  • Knowledge of the requirements presented in the Introduction to ISO 45001 and ISO 45001 Internal Auditor course.

Course Length

  • For the virtual courses, 38 hours delivered in 5 sessions or 40 hours delivered in 7 sessions
  • For our new unique 7 session proposition, we have completely redesigned the technical content, visuals and delivery methodology of the course to better fit the virtual delivery and address the delegate engagement using technology
  • 5 days for the traditional face to face classroom course.

What is included

  • Training course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments (for public attendees only)

  • Exemplar Global Approved Certificate

This WECERT‘s training course satisfies the formal training requirements stipulated by the Exemplar Global.

Exemplar Global certified training is mapped to a unique competency framework based on the latest skills needed by employers. As an Approved Training Partner, WECERT has been thoroughly assessed to ensure the highest standards.

Training by WECERT

With WECERT, you can access a wide range of courses to help you further your career and bring improvements to the management systems in your organization. With many learning styles to choose from, our training courses can help you develop and reach your next level.

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