ISO 45001:2018 OH&S MS Lead Auditor Training Course (CQI-IRCA Reference No. 2053)

Online, Instructor-Led Course

Online, Instructor-Led Course

Course Description

Lead Auditor Training Course Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems based on ISO 45001:2018 (OH&S MS)

CQI-IRCA Approved Course Reference No: 2053

The success of an organization, the penetration of its products and services in the market, efficient internal procedures, and a healthy economic status depends essentially on how OH&S requirements are consistently ensured, maintained and improved.

Effective audits assist an organization to implement its OH&S management system in this spirit. The feedback from our customers has encouraged us to offer Lead Auditor Training Courses for all Management System Standards. The course will be conducted by our experienced lead auditors, who have audited numerous organizations from diverse industries.

This intensive course is a key requirement in becoming a registered Auditor / Lead Auditor. It is a participative training course, which uses case studies, role plays and exercises. The course is structured to provide in-depth understanding of OH&S Requirements (ISO 45001: 2018) requirements, knowledge and skills required to assess the OH&S management system of an organization.

This comprehensive five-day course comprises of case studies, training, role-plays to ensure that the participant thoroughly understands the role of an auditor / lead auditor and acquires the expertise needed to perform effective audits. Participants who successfully complete the course will be presented with an CQI-IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) registered ‘Certificate Of Achievement.’

Who Will Benefit?

  • Professionals with experience in implementation and auditing of OH&S / SHE Management Systems
  • Management representatives and core group members responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining, auditing and improving SHE Management Systems.
  • Executives from organizations willing to implement, maintain and improve upon their SHE Management Systems as per ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Those involved in implementation of ISO 45001 and similar management system and other professionals those may be benefited out this course

Learning Objectives

The caliber of an auditor is crucial to the performance of companies and ultimately to the success of management system. This comprehensive course provides hands on training to ensure that auditor thoroughly understands the role and acquires the expertise needed or required to perform the audit effectively.

  • Understanding the ISO 45001:2018 requirements.
  • Understanding the concepts of identification of Hazards, Risk and Opportunities
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of an auditor/Lead Auditor
  • Learning to plan, conduct and report the audit
  • Understanding the principles and practice of auditing.
  • Understanding of OH&S terminologies
  • Understanding of OH&S competence requirements
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organize and direct audit team members.
  • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team.
  • Prepare and complete the audit report.
  • Learning through case studies & exercises

Course Agenda

OH&S Management System

  • OH&SMS Purpose, Concept of PDCA and Benefits
  • OH&SMS Terms and Definitions
  • OH&SMS Requirements
  • Auditing OH&S Management System

Terms and Definitions – Auditing

Audit/Certification Process

  • Conduct of Audit – Activities
  • Audit Process – Audit Method
  • Audit Plan
  • Audit Working Document (Check List) and Sampling plans for auditing
  • Audit Evidence and Audit Findings
  • Communication during audit

Principles of Auditing

  • Competence & evaluation of auditors
  • Roles and responsibility of guide and observers
  • Conducting an audit – Initiating audit


  • Review of Documented information
  • Audit Planning
  • Conducting Audit Activities
  • Conduct of Opening Meeting
  • Preparing Documented information for Audit
  • Conduct of Audit
  • Conduct of Closing Meeting

Conducting an audit

  • Identifying and recording
  • Nonconformities
  • Nonconformity Writing

Reporting audit results

  • Conducting the closing meeting
  • Preparing the audit report
  • Distributing the audit report

Corrective Actions

  • Corrective action responsibilities
  • Follow up scheduling

ISO 45001:2018 Registration

  • Choosing a registrar
  • The registration process
  • Surveillance audits

Exercises/Roleplay (80% of course time)

Written examination

Learning Assessments


Participants will be assessed throughout the course

Continuous Evaluation: Punctuality, presentation skills, interactive approach, involvement, role-play, daily tests etc.

Written examination: (Close book) at the end of the course.

*Study materials and other materials will not be allowed during the exam for reference.

Total Marks for Examination: 90 (Passing Marks – 63)

CQI-IRCA Registered Certificate:

  • TÜV SÜD South Asia as Approved Training Partner of CQI IRCA fulfills all compliances of the course PR357: OH&S MS ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor holding training course reference No. 2053
  • Participants who scores 70% and above in both the continuous assessment and written examination will be issued an CQI (Charted Quality Institute) & IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors) registered certificate of successful completion of the course, which is renowned in certification and carries worldwide acceptance. The Lead Auditor course is made in line with international registers and guidelines.


Participants attending this course should have adequate prior knowledge of ISO 45001:2018 series of standards and some prior knowledge of OH&S auditing. Having no prior knowledge may lead to unsuccessful completion of this course and the gaps in this knowledge may not be covered during this course.

Participants are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • OH&S Terms and definitions
  • OH&SMS requirements
  • OH&S framework
  • Understanding of OH&S Policy and Objective
  • Understanding of OH&S operational controls, emergency preparedness and best practices
  • Understanding of OH&S performance


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