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ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (CQI and IRCA Certified)

Learn how to perform first-, second- and third-party audits of occupational health & safety (OH&S) management systems against ISO 45001:2018.

This certified course (1910-PR 357) will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of OH&S management system against ISO 45001:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1, as applicable.

Course Details

On completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an OH&S management system and the business and societal benefits of improving OH&S performance
  • Explain the role of an auditor in the planning, conduct, reporting and follow-up of an OH&S management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1 where appropriate
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an OH&S management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001:2018 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021-1 where appropriate)

In order to adapt to your learning style and needs, this course is available as Classroom Based or Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Depending on the selected method, this course can be delivered over 5 days, 40 hours or in shorter online sessions, and will conclude with an exam.

Course Certification

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To complete this course successfully you will be required to pass both an examination and continuous assessment to be issued with a Certificate of Achievement that satisfies the formal training for an individual seeking certification as a CQI/IRCA lead auditor. This certificate is valid for five years from the date of the exam for the purpose of your certification as an auditor with the CQI/IRCA.


Before starting the course, you are expected to have knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI and IRCA certified OH&S Foundation Training Course or equivalent, knowledge also includes the following OH&S management principles and concepts:

  • The concept of OHS sustainable development
  • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an OH&S management system and the evaluation of activities, products and services associated with normal, abnormal and emergency operating conditions
  • Consideration of risks and hazards in respect of:
    • Workplace locations and activities both inside and outside the normal place of work
    • Employees, visitors, vulnerable individuals and other interested parties in areas where the organization has control and influence over health and safety
    • OH&S legislation and legal compliance as part of the OHS management system.
  • Evaluation methods, risks and hazards, mitigation, and the identification of improvements (e.g. risk assessments and method statements)

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