ISO 45001 Lead Implementer

Why should you attend?

The PECB ISO 45001 Lead Implementer is a five-day training course that aims to equip you with the competence to establish, implement, manage, and maintain an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) in accordance with ISO 45001:2018 requirements and guidance. This training course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of ISO 45001 requirements, as well as the best practices and approaches used for the implementation and subsequent maintenance of an OH&S MS. The ultimate ambition of this training course is to enable you to create the conditions for a safer workplace.

The training course is followed by the certification exam. If you pass, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer” credential. IAS accredited and internationally recognized, the “PECB ISO 45001 Lead Implementer” certificate validates your competence to implement an OH&S MS based on the requirements of ISO 45001.

Who should attend?

The ISO 45001 Lead Implementer training course is intended for:

  • Individuals responsible for maintaining and improving the workplace safety
  • Occupational health and safety officers, consultants, and advisors
  • Professionals wishing to acquaint themselves with PECB’s IMS2 Methodology for implementing an OH&S MS
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining the conformity of OH&S MS to ISO 45001 requirements
  • Members of OH&S teams
  • Individuals aspiring to pursue a career as OH&S MS implementers, consultants, or officers

Learning objectives

This training course will help you:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of an OH&S MS
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 45001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Gain the ability to interpret the requirements of ISO 45001 in the specific context of an organization
  • Develop the necessary knowledge and expertise to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining OH&S MS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing OH&S MS best practices

Educational approach

This training course is participant centered and contains:

  • Theories, approaches, and best practices used in OH&S MS implementation
  • Illustrative examples throughout the four days of the training course
  • Lecture sessions illustrated with practical examples based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions
  • Interaction between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

The main requirements for participating in this training course are a basic knowledge of ISO management system standards, a general understanding of ISO 45001, and the MS implementation principles.


More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to ISO 45001 and initiation of an OH&S MS implementation

    Day 2: Implementation plan of an OH&S MS

    Day 3: Implementation of an OH&S MS

    Day 4: OH&S monitoring, continual improvement, and preparation for the certification audit

    Day 5: Certification exam

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

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an occupational health and safety management system

    Domain 2: Occupational health and safety management system requirements

    Domain 3: Planning of an OH&S MS implementation based on ISO 45001

    Domain 4: Implementation of an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001

    Domain 5: Monitoring and measurement of an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001

    Domain 6: Continual improvement of an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001

    Domain 7: Preparing for an OH&S MS certification audit

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill 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 PECB ISO 45001 certification scheme has the following requirements:

    Credential Exam Professional experience OHS-MS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certified ISO 45001 Provisional Implementer PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 45001 Implementer PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in OH&S management Project activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in OH&S management Project activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified ISO 45001 Senior Lead Implementer PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Ten years: Seven years of work experience in OH&S management Project activities: a total of 1,000 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    Note: PECB certified individuals who possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor credentials are qualified for the respective PECB Master credential, given they have taken four additional Foundation exams related to the scheme. For more information about the Foundation exams and the overall Master credential requirements, go to https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials. 

    To be considered valid, the implementation activities should follow best practices and include the following:

    1. Drafting an OH&S MS plan
    2. Managing or leading an OH&S team
    3. Initiating an OH&S MS implementation 
    4. Implementing an OH&S MS
    5. Managing documented information
    6. Monitoring the OH&S MS performance
    7. Performing continual improvement activities
    • Certification fees are included in the exam price.
    • Training material of over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be provided.
    • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
    • In case of exam failure, candidates can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

    For additional information, please contact marketing@pecb.com.

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