RCS Training

OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Course

OHSAS Auditor/Lead Auditor course is based on OHSAS 18001:2007 and the course focuses on teaching delegates an effective approach for auditing occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems. The primary objective of this training course is to instruct OH&S auditors in the principles and practices specific to auditing for conformance with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 19011:2002. Experienced instructors guide delegates through the entire audit process, from managing an audit program to reporting on audit results. Delegates gain necessary auditing skills through a balance of formal classroom tutorials, practical roleplaying, group workshops, and open forum discussions.

Course Certification

IRCA Certified Course
Delegates completing the course will be presented with an IRCA certificate for lead auditors.

Who should attend?

Individuals interested in conducting first-party, second party, or third-party audits
Quality Managers
Regulatory affairs managers
Health, safety, and environmental managers
Cross-functional team members of an implementation project


The knowledge and skills to effectively audit your management system
To conduct a risk assessment of the effectiveness and maturity of your management system
The ability to conduct second party and third party audits for your supply chain

Course Pre-requisites

It is recommended that any delegate attending this course has prior knowledge of ISO 14001

Learning Objectives

Understand occupational health and safety management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
Understand the requirements of the OHSAS 18001 standard
Recognize the risk assessment principles and approach
Manage an audit program
Initiate the audit and conduct opening meetings
Understand auditor responsibilities
Conduct on-site activities
Understand OHS legislation
Generate audit findings
Prepare audit conclusions
Conduct closing meetings and report audit results
Conduct an audit follow-up
Understand the registration process

Course Structure

The course duration is 40 hours in 5 days.