ISO 45001 OH&S Lead Auditor Course

This course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of occupational health and safety management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

This course includes continuous assessment and a 2-hour examination.

Duration: 5 Days

Who Should Attend

This course is for those intending to acquire the competence to audit an organisation’s entire OHSMS to meet the requirements of ISO 45001, either as a third or second-party auditor.

Successful completion of this CQI and IRCA Certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor (OHSMS) Training course (within the five years prior to making an application to become a certificated auditor) will satisfy the training requirement for certification as an IRCA Certificated OHSMS auditor.

This course is designed for delegates who have prior knowledge of occupational health and safety management principles and concepts, and the requirements of ISO 45001.

Course Benefits

This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified OHSMS auditing scheme.

This training course will help delegates perform value-added audits and develop wider understanding of occupational health and safety management systems development and implementation. Delegates will gain an understanding of the level of performance required for implementing a successfully certified OHSMS and how to assess against the ISO 45001 standard. It will help delegates to develop essential conceptual skills including risk-based thinking, continual improvement, life-cycle thinking, and process-based approaches.


  • 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