OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor
Duration: 4 Days = 3.2 CEUs
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How to Perform and Lead an Audit of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System

New Four Day Format

Course Objectives

The OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor Course provides attendees with an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard, and requisite skills and techniques for effectively conducting management systems audits s and leading audit teams. Following the basic steps of an OHSMS audit, from Preparation and Evaluation, to Reporting and Corrective Action, participants learn the proper auditing methods and techniques utilizing (based on) the Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems ISO 19011:2011, as well as the requirements of OHSAS 18001.

The course includes key concepts that can be applied within your own internal audit program as well as providing insights into external audits, such as third-party certification bodies and supplier audits. Practical workshops, case studies, and simulated audits are used to practice and reinforce these new skills and techniques. Competency-based exercises are conducted throughout the course to validate course learning objectives.


Each participant is required to have studied the current published version of OHSAS 18001 prior to attending the course.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who want to progress towards Exemplar Global Certified OH&S Auditor status

  • Individuals interested in conducting first, second and third party audits

  • Individuals leading their companies to OHSAS 18001 certification

  • Health and safety managers

  • Industrial hygienists and safety professionals

  • Occupational health and safety managers

  • Internal audit coordinators

  • Corporate or division H&S auditors

  • Corporate loss control/risk managers

  • Certification body auditors

Key Session Topics

  • Management System Auditor Certification

  • Key Principles of OHS Management Systems

  • Identifying the Audit Scope and OH&S Issues to be Audited

  • OHSAS 18001 Standard Requirements

  • Evaluating Hazards and Conducting Risk Assessments

  • Regulatory Compliance Management as a Component of the OHSMS

  • Documentation Requirements

  • OHSMS Auditing Processes and Procedures Based upon ISO 19011

  • Effective Auditing Techniques and Skills

  • The Phases of Management System Auditing: Planning, Conducting, Analyzing Results, Reporting and Corrective Action

  • Preparing and Communicating Audit Findings to Management

  • Effective Audit Team Leadership


SAI Global is an Exemplar Global certified TPECS training provider for the Exemplar Global OH, AU and TL competency units. This course meets the knowledge examination requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) certification scheme.

Attendees who successfully demonstrate competence during this course will receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following knowledge competency unit(s):
  • Exemplar Global-OH – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

  • Exemplar Global-AU – Management Systems Auditing

  • Exemplar Global-TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

This course satisfies both the competency based and qualification based Exemplar Global auditor certification training requirements.

How to Register

  • Online: Click the "Register Online Now" link to access the online registration form and pay by credit card.
  • Call: USA: 1-800-374-3818, CANADA: 1-877-426-0714. Group Bookings available!
  • Email: Training.Americas@saiglobal.com.