OHSAS 18001 Foundation Course ([Duration] Days)

Become acquainted with the best practices for implementing and managing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001

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Summary

This course enables participants to learn about the best practices for implementing and managing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as specified in OHSAS 18001:2007. This training also helps to understand how OHSAS 18001 is relates with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

Who should attend?

  • Members of an Occupational Health and Safety team
  • Occupational Health and Safety Professionals wanting to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the main processes of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • Staff involved in the implementation of the OHSAS 18001 standard
  • Staff involved in operations related to an OHSMS
  • Auditors

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System in accordance with OHSAS18001
  • To understand the relationship between an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, including hazard assessment & management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To know the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques allowing to effectively manage an Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • To acquire the necessary knowledge to contribute in implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) as specified in OHSAS 18001

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) concepts as required by OHSAS 18001

  • Presentation of the standards of the OHSAS family of standards
  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Fundamental principles in Occupational Health & Safety
  • General requirements: presentation of OHSAS 18001 clause-by-clause
  • Implementation phases of the OHSAS 18001 framework
  • Continual improvement of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Conducting an OHSAS 18001 certification audit

Day 2: Implementing Occupational Health and Safety according to OHSAS 18001 and Certification Exam

  • Development of a training & awareness program and communication about the occupational health and safety
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Operational management of an OHSMS
  • Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation exam

Prerequisites

None

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and Certification

  • The “Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    •  Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Occupational Health and Safety
    •  Domain 2: Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • The “Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • For more information about the exam, refer to PECB section on OHSAS 18001 Foundation Exam
  • A certificate of Certified OHSAS 18001 Foundation will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to this credential
  • For more information about OHSAS 18001 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on OHSAS 18001 Foundation

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions
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