ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified
(replacing OHSAS 18001)

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(replacing OHSAS 18001)
A 5-day CQI IRCA certified (1942) Training Course – The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17... Read More

A 5-day CQI IRCA certified (1942) Training Course – The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform external audits of management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021.

ISO 45001 has replaced OHSAS 18001 and will afford organisations an opportunity to align their strategic direction with their health and safety management system thereby improving their occupational health and safety performance.

To be effective, the assessment of an organisation’s conformance with OH&S requirements and specifications requires that auditors who understand OH&S risks are properly competent to audit systems. ISO 45001 is the new international standard for OH&S management systems.  CQI IRCA – the International Register of Certificated Auditors is the world’s original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.

The purpose of CQI IRCA’s OH&S Auditor programme is to provide confidence to organisations, regulatory authorities, accreditation bodies, certification bodies, business, and to stakeholders at large, that auditors certified to this program are competent. Also, when auditing suppliers or contractors against applicable OH&S requirements, it is necessary to represent an individual’s organisation in a professional, thorough and fair manner.

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of occupational health and safety management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021. All references in this document to ISO standards are to the current versions unless otherwise stated.

This course is designed to give learners a broad range of knowledge and skills to enable them to competently audit entire Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems against the requirements of ISO 45001. The course presents the most up-to-date approaches to auditing and utilises case studies, workshops and accelerated learning to allow learners to apply and practice their knowledge and skills throughout all the main phases of the audit process.

The structure of ISO 45001 is based on Annex SL format and terminology. Annex SL was developed to ensure that all ISO management system standards share a common format irrespective of the specific discipline to which they relate.

ISO 45001 has introduced a number of enhanced requirements as follows:

  • Understanding the organizational context
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Participation and consultation
  • Documented information
  • Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks
  • Management of change
  • Procurement
  • Contractors
  • Outsourcing
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What's covered?

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  • The purpose of an occupational health and safety management system, of occupational health and safety management system standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification, and the business benefits of improved performance of the occupational health and safety management system.
  • The purpose of an occupational health and safety management system and the business benefits of improving occupational health and safety management system performance.
  • The PDCA cycle and its application to occupational health and safety management system processes.
  • The processes involved in establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, measuring, analysing, evaluating, reviewing, maintaining and improving an occupational health and safety management system, including the significance of these for OHSMS auditors.
  • The terms and definitions used in ISO 45001.
  • State the requirements for OHSMS documented information and explain the difference between maintaining and retaining documented information
  • Explain the purpose of and differences between first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems.
  • Explain the role of the occupational health and safety management system auditor in evaluating an organisation’s ability to meet its legal and other requirements, including the difference between this role and the regulatory role of evaluating legal compliance.
  • Explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of occupational health and safety management systems for organisations and interested parties
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an occupational health and safety management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate).
  • The audit process including how to conduct, report and follow-up OH&SMS audits based on the ISO 19011 and ISO 17021 where appropriate, including various audit methodologies, questioning techniques, roles and responsibility in order to collect and analyse evidence, exercise objectivity and make decisions on the significance of observation made in accordance to relevant audit criteria.
  • Auditor responsibilities.
  • Planning the audit.
  • Conducting the audit.
  • Auditing OHS management system requirements.
  • Generating audit findings.
  • Reporting the audit.
  • Audit follow-up.
  • Outline CQI IRCA Auditor Certification requirements.

This course contains a total of 40 hours study time, which necessitates some evening work. For those who are attending the course on a non-residential basis we must stress that the course is very intense and team-based activities extend to each evening (see course times); learners must be prepared for these long hours.

Who should attend?

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The course has been designed for learners who intend to become practising auditors and is suitable for individuals of any background -- manufacturing, service, public, or private sectors. It will be of particular interest to individuals who have responsibility for conducting external audits either as a single person or in a team, are managing the development and implementation of OH&S Management Systems, and/or who want to enhance their auditing skills and knowledge.

Examples of functions who may wish to attend this course include;

  • Staff involved in designing, implementing or managing occupational health and safety management systems
  • Staff who have responsibility for internal, external and cross-audits of occupational health and safety
  • Health and safety officers and managers
  • Technical, quality and environmental managers
  • Safety Representatives
  • Those wishing to apply for CQI IRCA OH&SMS Auditor grades
  • Sub-contractors and suppliers who wish to gain an insight into customer OH&S audits (2nd Party audits) and how they can prepare for and facilitate these audits

What will I learn?

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On successful completion of this course delegates will have the knowledge and skills to:

Knowledge

  • Explain the purpose of an occupational health and safety management system, of occupational health and safety management system standards, of management system audit, of third-party certification, and the business benefits of improved performance of the occupational health and safety management system.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an occupational health and safety management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate.

Skills

  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an occupational health and safety management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate.

Who are the tutors?

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What are the entry requirements?

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Please note that CQI IRCA recommend that students have a basic knowledge of OH&S issues and the requirements of the current version of ISO 45001 before they start this course.

Delegates who are not familiar with the purpose and intent of the ISO 45001 current standard should familiarise themselves with these before attending this course.

Before starting this course, delegates are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

Management systems

  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle.
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continuous improvement.
  • Occupational health and safety management.
  • The concepts of managing occupational health and safety through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal requirements and other requirements.
  • The relationship between occupational health and safety management and the provision of safe and healthy workplaces, the prevention of work-related injury and ill health, and the proactive improvement of health and safety performance.
  • Common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements.

ISO 45001
Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001 and the commonly used occupational health and safety management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 45001, which may be gained by completing an ISO 45001 Foundation (OHSMS) CQI & IRCA training course or equivalent.

If you have access to a copy of ISO 45001, please bring a clean copy of the standard with you. If you don’t have access, a copy will be provided for you and will be collected at the end of the course.

The CQI IRCA exam is quite challenging with a pass mark of 70%. A good understanding of the ISO 45001 standard is required to achieve a pass mark.

Fluency in spoken and written English is an entry requirement for this course.  For applicants whose first language is not English, SQT recommends a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of this programme. It is important to note that learners are not expected to have an IELTS or equivalent examination complete. Potential delegates are expected to self-assess their English language competency against the IELTS Band scores which can be found in this document.

How will I be assessed?

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Learners are assessed throughout the course by continuous assessment and then by a written examination at the end of the week.

Continuous assessment is based upon the student’s participation and demonstrable performance during the exercises, role-plays, case study and question & answer sessions. It is essential that learners take an active part in all course activities during the week in order for the tutor to make a full assessment of the student’s performance. Feedback on individual student’s performance will be provided (confidentially) during the week. Please note it is essential for learners to be in attendance for the full course.

The written exam is 2 hours duration. For those learners whose first language is not English additional time may be given, and the use of bilingual dictionary will be allowed (not provided by SQT).

Learners who have difficulties in reading or writing information at the same pace as most can be accommodated with additional time in the exam provided verifiable evidence is made available to the tutor.  Exam Results will be issued 8 weeks after course completion

How do we train and support you?

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In-House Courses
For In-house courses the tutor will contact your organisation in advance. In-House courses can be customised to meet your organisation’s specific requirements. Where appropriate, course exercises can be carried out using procedures, data etc. from your organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Programme accreditation

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This course is certified by CQI IRCA. The International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI IRCA) is the world's original and largest international certification body for auditors of management systems.

Professional body membership

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Delegates who successfully complete this CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OHSMS) Training course (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirements for initial certification as an IRCA OHSMS auditor. However, additional educational, work experience and auditing experience requirements apply (see www.IRCA.org).

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This Programme (PR357) is presented by Antaris (01185832)

CQI & IRCA Certified - Programme Ref 1942

Duration
5 training days
Course Times

9am-6.30pm (Day 1 to 4)
9am-1.00pm (Day 5)

Price
€1395

+ €35 for CQI IRCA Course Certification
(includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House and on certain Public dates

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ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OH&SMS) – CQI & IRCA Certified
(replacing OHSAS 18001)

Duration: 5 daysPublic Price: €1,395 + €35 (certification fees)
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  • 11 - 15 Feb 2019
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