Management Systems Auditor / Lead Auditor Training Course


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Auditor Certification

Students who successfully complete this training course certified by IRCA (within the three years prior to making an application to become a certificated provisional auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA OH&S Lead Auditor (IRCA/1000).

Aim of Training Course

Provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform, first, second and third party audits of OH&S management systems to the current OHSAS 18001 standard.

Provide confidence to organisations, regulatory authorities, accreditation bodies, certification bodies, business, and to stakeholders at large, that auditors certified to the OH&S Management Systems Auditor program are competent.

Prior Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the following occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The purpose and benefits of a an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system
  • A basic knowledge of managing occupational health and safety (OH&S) through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements
  • A basic awareness of common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements.
  • Commonly used OH&S terms and definitions as given in OHSAS 18001
  • Knowledge of the requirements of OHSAS 18001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified OH&SMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

Course Outline

  • OHSAS 18001 – The Purpose and Structure
  • Detailed Requirements of OHSAS 18001
  • Interpretation of OHSAS 18001 Standards
  • Auditing Skills
  • Auditing Occupational Health and Safety Management System

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