OH&S Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor


You need this course if you want to audit OH&S Management Systems against OHSAS 18001 requirements or you are an Auditor or OH&S System Manager and want to add to your credibility with a widely accepted qualification. It's also relevant if you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification.

What you will learn

You will learn ...

  • the business benefits of implementing an OH&S management system
  • essential definitions to help you interpret and audit OHSAS 18001 requirements
  • the purpose, intent and key requirements of OHSAS 18001
  • the contribution audits can make to the effectiveness of your management system
  • the roles and responsibilities of an OH&S auditor and lead auditor
  • how risk assessment is used as a strategic business tool
  • the importance of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • how to plan your audits by developing effective checklists
  • how to verify that current practice conforms with defined requirements and OHSAS 18001
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and sampling of documentation
  • to report findings accurately against the requirements of OHSAS 18001
  • what corrective action is and who is responsible for taking action
  • how to follow up and verify the effectiveness of corrective action taken
  • the certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA.

Further information

5 Days
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Aberdeen, Birmingham, BIRMINGHAM, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Cranage, Daventry, Glasgow, Leeds, London, LONDON, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Reading, Redbourne, Southampton, SOUTHAMPTON, Steventon, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, Swindon, Weston, York

Contact Information


Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA), 1 Trinity Park,
Bickenhill Lane
Solihull, Birmingham
B37 7ES