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Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001 Auditor/Lead Auditor

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About this Course

This course is conducted via SGS Singapore. All instruction and examinations are in English.

Health and safety issues today affect all organisations where potential risks and legal obligations cannot be ignored. To comply with changes in legislation and to protect the workforce, more organizations are looking to reduce the risk of accidents and litigation by implementing OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001.

The OHSAS training is certificated by International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) UK as meeting the training requirements of the IRCA OHSAS auditor/lead auditor certification scheme.

Equip yourself today with knowledge and skills to perform audits of occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) against national and international specifications, standards, statutory requirements and regulations using the principles of OSHAS 18001!


Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of an OH&S management system
  • Explain the scope OH&S management systems specifications, standards, and where applicable, other criteria against which an OH&S audit could be performed
  • Describe the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment of risk and the significance of these in all OH&S management systems
  • Interpret the requirements of the OH&S 18001:2007 in the context of an audit
  • Effectively plan and conduct an audit of the management and operation of an organization in accordance with the requirements of relevant OH&S audit criteria and ISO 19011
  • Report the audit including writing valid, factual and value-adding nonconformity reports
  • Undertake audit follow-up activities including evaluating effectiveness of corrective and preventive actions

The OH&SMS Auditor Program Standards

OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Requirements


  • Recognised IRCA certification
  • Recognised professional competency in conducting process-based audit based on OHSAS 18001 for clients worldwide.


Individuals intending to acquire competence in auditing an organization’s OHSAS management system, either as a third or second party auditor will benefit from this course. Although designed for delegates with no or limited auditing experience, it is necessary that delegates have some health and safety experience and qualification.

Note: The course is a requirement for certification as an auditor on process-based OH&SMS program


Prior to attending this training course, learners much have knowledge of OHSAS 18001 or acceptable equivalent standard and the following occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:

  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle of continual improvement;
  • The purpose and benefits of an occupational health & Safety (OH&S) management system;
  • A basic knowledge of managing occuptional health & safety (OH&S) through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements:
  • A basic awareness of common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements;
  • Commonly used OH&S terms and definitions as given in OHSAS 18001


Basis of grading:

  • A continuous assessment of their performance against the course objectives
  • Their marks obtained in the written examination

Successful course completion requirement:

  • A Pass Grade in the continuous assessment
  • 70% of the total examination marks

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