ISO Auditing Courses

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) Lead Auditor

About This Course

CQI/IRCA Accredited

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

The objective of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHS) against ISO 45001:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021 (as applicable).

Delegates who successfully complete this programme may be eligible to apply for certification by the CQI/IRCA as an OH&S Management Systems Auditor or Lead Auditor within 5 years of course completion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an OHS management system and the business and societal benefits of improving OHS performance.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an OHS management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021 where applicable.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an OHS management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001:2018 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021 where appropriate).

Learners will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in all of these areas in order to complete the course successfully.


Entry Requirements

Before starting this course, learners are recommended to have the following prior knowledge:

a) Knowledge of the following OHS management principles and concepts:

  • The concept of OHS sustainable development whereby an organisation must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future.
  • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an OHS management system where none currently exists

b) Considerations of risks and hazards in respect of:

  • Workplace locations
  • Workplace activities
  • Work-related activities carried out away from the normal place of work or base
  • Employees, visitors and other interested parties in areas where the organisation has control and influence over health and safety
  • Vulnerable individuals within the workplace or control of the organisation

c) Occupational Health and Safety legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an OH&S management system

d) A good appreciation of typical methods of evaluation of risks and hazards and their mitigation and the identification of improvements (e.g. Risk assessments and method statements).

e) ISO 45001:2018 - Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a OHS Awareness course or equivalent.

Course Certification

Learners who pass both the examination and continuous assessment will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Achievement’ that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI/IRCA auditor/lead auditor.

The ‘Certificate of Achievement’ is valid for a period of five years from the date of the last day of the Course for the purpose of certifying as an auditor with the CQI/IRCA.

Learners who do not pass the continuous assessment and have been in attendance for the full duration of the course will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Attendance’.

Learners who fail the written examination and pass the continuous assessment will receive a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ and will be allowed to re-sit the examination within 12 months of the end date of the original course.

Learning Options

Full Time Learning

Duration: 5 days

Course Fees

Full Time Learning

Course Fees: SGD$ 2500.00 (exclusive of GST)

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