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ISO 45001
ISO 45001 – LEAD Auditor Training

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Course Overview

ISO 45001 is the first global occupational health and safety management system standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course helps in developing the necessary skillset to perform occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and methods.
This training course has been developed to reflect the importance of an effective audit. It strengthens your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out an OH&S MS audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.
The exercises provided for this training course are designed to help you practice the most important aspects of an OH&S MS audit: ISO 45001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques used to obtain evidence, leading a team of auditors, conducting interviews with auditees, reviewing documented information, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.
The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential. An IAS certified and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to audit an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001.

Key Takeaways

Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of an occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) based on ISO 45001
Interpret the ISO 45001 requirements for an OH&S MS from the perspective of an auditor
Evaluate the OH&S MS conformity to ISO 45001 requirements, in accordance with the fundamental audit concepts and principles
Plan, conduct, and close an ISO 45001 compliance audit, in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 requirements, ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices of auditing
Manage an ISO 45001 audit program

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Course Outline

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems and ISO 45001

•Welcome and course objectives overview.
•Introduction to management systems and the evolution of occupational health and safety standards.
•Detailed overview of ISO 45001 and its importance.
•Key concepts and principles of an OH&S MS.
•Comparison of ISO 45001 with OHSAS 18001.
•Understanding the requirements of ISO 45001.
•Group activity: Discussion on the scope of OH&S MS within different organizational contexts.
•Review of day’s topics and preview of Day 2.

Day 2: Audit Principles and Preparing for and Initiating an Audit

•Overview of ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 audit guidelines.
•Principles of auditing: impartiality, competence, responsibility, evidence-based approach, and risk management.
•Planning an audit: defining audit objectives, scope, and criteria.
•Practical exercises on audit planning.
•Initiating an audit: contacting the auditee and conducting a pre-audit meeting.
•Preparing audit checklists and gathering information.
•Role-playing: Initiating an audit and managing an opening meeting.
•Reflections and feedback on practical exercises.

Day 3: On-site Audit Activities

•Conducting on-site activities: evidence gathering techniques including observation, interview, and document review.
•Group activity: Mock audit scenario with a focus on interviewing techniques and note taking.
•Analyzing evidence and identifying nonconformities.
•Team meeting simulation to discuss findings.
•Drafting nonconformity reports.
•Review and feedback on the day’s audit activities.

Day 4: Closing the Audit

•Reviewing and consolidating audit findings.
•Preparing the audit report: content, conclusions, and recommendations.
•Practical session: Participants draft sections of an audit report.
•Conducting a closing meeting: presenting audit findings to auditees.
•Role-play exercise: Managing feedback and objection handling from auditees.
•Discussion on follow-up audits and surveillance.
•Preparation for the certification exam.

Day 5: Certification Exam

•Review of key topics and open Q&A session to clarify any doubts.
•ISO 45001 Lead Auditor certification exam.
•Course wrap-up: feedback collection, discussion on next steps for participants who pass the exam.
•Distribution of course completion certificates and guidance on applying for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential.

Who Should Attend?

This training course is participant centered and contains:

Theories, best practices used in occupational health and safety management auditing

Lecture sessions, which are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study that includes role-playing and discussions

Interactions, made between participants by means of questions and suggestions

Quizzes, which are a simulation and preview of the certification exam

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