The training is designed to meet IRCA criteria for this course. On completing this course the participant will:

  • Understand the purpose, structure and different elements of the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety standard,
  • Have a knowledge of how to implement an OHSAS 18001-based system,
  • Understand the importance of internal auditing for improvement of OHS management systems,
  • Have a knowledge of managing audit programmes,
  • Understand the competencies and responsibilities of internal auditors,
  • Be able to plan and develop an internal audit based on appropriate audit criteria,
  • Be able to conduct an effective internal audit by proper gathering of evidence and interview,
  • Collect and objectively analyse the evidence and produce an internal audit report.
  • Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems,
  • The purpose, structure and elements of OHSAS 18001,
  • Implementation of OHSAS 18001 and use of OHSAS 18002,
  • Introduction to 19011 auditing standard,
  • Establishing & managing an audit programme.
  • Pre-audit activities : Objectives, scope, planning and preparation of work documents,
  • Conducting audits–communications,managing audit teams, document review, physical observation, questioning skills & good interview technique,
  • Analysis of evidence, findings, conclusions and preparation of audit report,
  • Completion of audits and audit follow-up,
  • Competencies, responsibilities & CPD of auditors,

Case studies and interactive individual and group training exercises are used throughout the course to reinforce delegates’ learning.

Personnel responsible for conducting internal audits, managing audit programmes and developing and implementing Occupational Health & Safety systems. The course will be of interest to Departmental managers and line management, Health and Safety Managers, Health and Safety Coordinators and supervisory staff or anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the requirements of an OHS management system.

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