ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Training Course

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ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training aims to build on the skills of existing auditors, enabling them to expand their knowledge to complete external audits, as well as internal audits. In addition to this, candidates will learn how to implement new policies effectively that will improve Health and Safety issues.

The ISO 18001 standard provides organisations with guidelines for their Occupational Health and Safety Systems so they can achieve international standards. This is to ensure that companies are providing sufficient instruction, information, training, and supervision of Health and Safety within their organisation, that is in line with current legislation.


ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training consists of 3 modules, which cover the following content:

Module 1: An Introduction to ISO 18001 occupational health and safety management systems

  • Benefits and Purpose
  • Fundamentals and key concepts of OHSAS
  • Role of OHSAS in an organisation
  • Code of practice
  • Identification of OHSAS hazards and risk assessment
  • About auditing and its types
  • Principles and approaches of auditing
  • Audit cycle and Planning
  • Review skills

Module 2: Role and responsibilities of Lead Auditor

  • Verification tools
  • Techniques of auditing
  • Make use of checklists
  • Observation
  • Interview
  • Sampling
  • Conduct follow-ups
  • Review reports and findings
  • Make improvement strategies
  • Feedback and exercises
  • Regulations and legislation

Module 3: Resolving Health and Safety issues

  • Health Surveillance
  • Frameworks
  • Legal
  • Normative
  • Regulatory
  • Approaches to evidence and reports
  • Enhance Communication
  • Audit procedures
  • Review reports and documents
  • Verify reports
  • Techniques of verifying reports
  • Quality review
  • Documentation
  • Implementing correct action plans
  • Audit management system
  • ISO 18001 certification process

Who is this course for?

Anybody who would like to learn how to audit ISO 18001 implementation efforts.


Who should attend this ISO 18001 Training Course?

This course is designed for those who need to complete internal and external audits within their daily role and those who manage auditing teams. Specific roles this will benefit include:

  • Health and Safety managers
  • Consultants
  • Internal auditors
  • Quality and environmental managers
  • Risk Manager
  • Supervisors


In order to undertake this course, delegates must have completed the ISO 18001 Foundation course. In addition, it would be beneficial to have an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Systems, the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) checklist, and terms and conditions.

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