PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

Master the Audit of Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) based on ISO 45001

Why should you attend?

ISO 45001 is the first global Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Course agenda

Day 1 – Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OH&S MS) and ISO 45001

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of OH&S
    Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS)

 

Day 2 – Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)

 

Day 3 – On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports

 

Day 4 – Closing of the audit

  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Closing the training

 

Day 5 – Certification Exam

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the operations of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) based on ISO 45001
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 45001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading and following-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 45001 in the context of an OH&S MS audit

 

Examination: Duration 3 hours

The “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1 – Fundamental principles and concepts of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS)
Domain 2 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS)
Domain 3 – Fundamental audit concepts and principles
Domain 4 – Preparation of an ISO 45001 audit
Domain 5 – Conducting an ISO 45001 audit
Domain 6 – Closing an ISO 45001 audit
Domain 7 – Managing an ISO 45001 audit programme

For more detailed information about the PECB examination process, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification:

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. Depending on the level of experience, a certificate will be issued to you if you comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about the ISO 45001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

Credential Exam Professional
experience
OH&S MS audit
experience
Other requirements
PECB Certified
ISO 45001
Provisional Auditor
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
exam or equivalent
None None Signing the PECB
Code of Ethics
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Auditor
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Lead
Auditor exam or
equivalent
Two years: One year
of work experience in
OH&S Management
Audit activities:
a total of 200 hours
Signing the PECB
Code of Ethics
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Lead
Auditor
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Lead
Auditor exam or
equivalent
Five years: Two years
of work experience in
OH&S Management
Audit activities:
a total of 300 hours
Signing the PECB
Code of Ethics
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Senior
Lead Auditor
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Senior
Lead Auditor
exam or equivalent
Ten years: Seven years
of work experience in
BC management
Audit activities:
a total of 1000 hours
Signing the PECB
Code of Ethics
PECB Certified
ISO 45001 Master
ISO 45001 Lead
Implementer + ISO 45001
Lead Auditor (4 additional
foundation exams)
Fifteen years:
Ten years of work
experience in OH&S
Management
Audit activities:
700 hoursProject activities:
700 hours
Signing the PECB
Code of Ethics

Note: PECB Certified Individuals who do possess the Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor Credentials are qualified for the respective
PECB Master Credential, given they have taken 4 additional Foundation Exams which are related to this scheme. For more detailed
information about the Foundation Exams and the overall Master Requirements, please go to the following link:
 https://pecb.com/en/master-credentials.

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months free of charge

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with OH&S MS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Occupational Health and Safety Management
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