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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, as applicable. All references in this document to ISO standards are to the current versions unless otherwise stated.

Learning Objectives

On completion, successful delegates will have the knowledge and skills to:

• 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

. • 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.

Course Duration

DAY 1 9am- 5pm
DAY 2 9am- 5pm
DAY 3 9am- 5pm
DAY 4 9am- 5pm
DAY 5 9am- 5pm


In order to complete the course successfully, each student must:

• Complete/attend all elements of the course.

• Pass the continuous assessment (focused on the three learning objectives).

• Pass the written examination (focused on the three learning objectives). (Note: the written examination assumes delegates have the prior knowledge described above).


Prerequisite Courses
Recommend prior knowledge: FD127 ISO 45001:2018 Foundation (OHSMS):

1. 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 continual     improvement..

2. Occupational Health & 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. 3. 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 a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Foundation OHSMS training course or     the equivalent  

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