OHSMS ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course

ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces

Get an Appointment


ISO OHSMS 45001:2018

OHSMS ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course. ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor Course provides basic training for potential OHSMS Lead Auditors and Auditors with the knowledge and skills to prepare, conduct, report, and follow up 1st, 2nd and 3rd party OHSMS audits.

If you have been involved in auditing your organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), verifying that you meet the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 standard, you may be wondering about the next step in your auditing career. Or, you might want to become a health & safety consultant. In both cases, you might consider becoming an ISO 45001 Lead Auditor


  • Before starting this course, learners should have an understanding of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI/IRCA certified OHS foundation training course or the equivalent.

    Learners should also have the following prior knowledge:

    • Knowledge of the following OHS management principles and concepts:
      • The concept of OHS sustainable development, whereby an organization must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future
      • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an OHS management system where none currently exists
    • An understanding of how to consider risks and hazards concerning:
      • Workplace locations
      • Workplace activities
      • Work-related activities carried out away from the normal place of work or base
      • Employees, visitors, and other interested parties in areas where the organization has control and influence over health and safety
      • Vulnerable individuals within the workplace or under the organization’s control


  • On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose of an OHS management system and the business and societal benefits of improving OHS performance
    • Explain the role of an auditor in planning, conducting, reporting, and following up an OHS management system audit by ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1, where appropriate
    • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an OHS management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001:2018 and by ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021-1, where appropriate)

Book Your Slot now

  • This is a Chartered Quality Institute and International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI/IRCA) certificated training course. Learners who pass both the examination and continuous assessment will receive a certificate of achievement that satisfies the formal training requirement for certification as a CQI/IRCA auditor or lead auditor. The certificate of achievement is valid for a period of five years from the date of the last day of the course for the purpose of certifying as an auditor with the CQI/IRCA.

    Learners who do not pass the continuous assessment but have been in attendance for the full duration of the course will receive a certificate of attendance. Learners who fail the examination but pass the continuous assessment will receive a certificate of attendance and be allowed to re-sit the examination within 12 months of the end date of the original course.

  • It helps organizations improve their OSH performance by:

    • developing and implementing OSH policies and objectives
    • establishing systematic processes
    • determining hazards and eliminating or controlling them
    • establishing operational controls
    • evaluating performance
    • ensuring workers take an active role
  • The course is assessed by a 2 hour exam to test  knowledge, and the assessment of your skills throughout the course. You must succeed in both elements to pass the course.