Why should you attend?

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process. 

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices. 

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit process 
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with OHSMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Occupational Health and Safety Management 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on ISO 45001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 45001 other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 45001 in the context of an OHSMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in OHSMS audits 
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples 
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 45001 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles. 

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) and ISO 45001

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit 

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

 

Examination

The “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)

Domain 2: Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 45001 audit program

For more information about the exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies

 

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO 45001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the  Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Auditor Certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience OHS45001MS audit/ assessment experience Other requirements
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB code of ethics
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Auditor PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Audit activities totaling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Audit activities totaling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

Please be informed: PECB Certified individuals who possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for a PECB Certified Master credential. More detailed information will be provided soon.

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program 
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-site audit
  9. Follow-up on non-conformities
  10. Leading an audit team
 

 

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free
Note: This standard is currently being developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts, and takes into account the OHSAS 18001 standard. Expected publication of this standard is February 2018. 


5
Training Days
31
CPD Certification
(Credits)
Exam
3
Exam Duration hours
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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