Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course




IRCA A17159



Five Days
Session Dates and Location TBA

Intended For:

All personnel responsible for external audits including supplier audits.


To enable participants to gain a basic knowledge of the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and health and safety audits and to effectively participate in the implementation and auditing of an Occupational Health & Safety Management System.



At the end of the course the participants will be able to:


  • assemble a team for implementing the system.
  • examine the organisation’s existing system and establish base-line information.
  • develop an occupational health & safety policy.
  • define responsibilities.
  • produce a register of regulations.
  • identify occupational health & safety risks.
  • produce a register of significant occupational health & safety risks.
  • define objectives and targets.
  • produce management programmes.
  • establish occupational health & safety management systems documentation.
  • establish key health & safety parameters requiring monitoring & measurement.
  • actively participate in occupational health & safety auditing.
  • have undergone training recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) for persons wishing to become OH&SMS auditors. 


  • The content of an Occupational Health & Safety Policy based upon 18001.
  • Implementation of an OH&S Management System.
  • Integration with Other Management Systems.
  • Planning Audits.
  • Conducting Audits.
  • Interview Skills.
  • Report Writing.
  • Key National OH&S Legislation.
  • Identifying and Assessing Occupational Health & Safety Risks.
  • Monitoring OH&S Performance.
  • Continual Improvement.
  • Certification Requirements.