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This five-day highly interactive CQI and IRCA Certified Lead Auditor training course will enable you to understand the new international occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) standard ISO 45001:2018.

You will learn how you can use utilise the new standard to understand, manage and maintain internal and external Health and Safety Management duties and performance obligations. With knowledge and understanding of ISO 45001:2018 you can evaluate your own organisation’s arrangements against OHS commitments and how they can be improved.

This course is delivered in association with CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner iqms Learning

Duration: 5 Days, 08:30 – 17:15

Price: £1,395 +VAT

Who Should Attend?

This course is invaluable for health and safety professionals who wish to develop their auditing skills. It is particularly useful for those people who regularly assess the health and safety performance of 2nd and 3rd parties. It is also essential for any serious occupational health and safety practitioner with a responsibility to design, implement and manage a health and safety management system that meets the requirements of ISO 45001:20018.

Prior Knowledge

Those attending this course are expected to have knowledge of the following:

  • Occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The purpose and benefits of an OH&S management system
  • A basic knowledge of managing OH&S through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements
  • A basic awareness of common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements
  • Commonly used OH&S terms and definitions as given in ISO 45001

This knowledge can be gained in a number of ways:

  • Previous experience and existing knowledge
  • Attending a CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001 Foundation training course – or equivalent
  • Reading or self-study

If you would like to attend the CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001 Foundation training course at a discounted price to help you prepare for this Lead Auditor course please contact us.

Course Objectives

To develop delegates’ understanding of the principles of Health and Safety Management, requirements of ISO 45001:2018, and teach the theoretical and practical skills required to plan, execute and report health and safety management systems audits.

Course Content

  • OHSMS Fundamentals
  • OHSMS Concepts
  • Overview of Auditing an OHSMS
  • Auditing Clauses 4-10 of ISO 45001:2018
  • ISO 19011 and Auditing
  • Audit Planning and Preparation
  • Performing the Audit
  • Reporting Audit Outcome

What are the benefits?

The course is designed not only to help people perform effective and value-adding audits, but also to develop delegates wider understanding of the ISO 45001 health and safety management systems design and implementation. Successful completion of the course and the achievement of the 70% pass mark will satisfy the formal training requirements for those wishing to register as auditors or lead auditors under the CQI and IRCA Certified training scheme.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery & Course Leaders

iqms Learning course leaders have a background in health and safety as well as being CQI and IRCA qualified, registered and experienced auditors. They have extensive knowledge across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government.


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA training accredited certificate from iqms Learning (2338).

Booking & Course Fees

The fee includes a full lunch and refreshments during both days.

Upcoming Courses

7th – 11th June 2021 | Virtual Delivery – Enquire Now

12th – 16th July 2021 | Sunderland – Enquire Now

16th – 20th August 2021 | Virtual Delivery – Enquire Now

13th – 17th September 2021 | Sunderland – Enquire Now

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6th – 10th December 2021 | Virtual Delivery – Enquire Now