ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course (IRCA Accredited – 1966)

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About this Course

Course Outline

+ - Introduction

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 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 session comprises the latest updates in line with the new ISO 19011:2018 Auditing Standard and Annex SL.

+ - 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.


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 withlegal 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

+ - 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


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.


Delegates successfully completing the course, including examination, will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.

+ - Course Fees & Registration

Fee: €1,750 + VAT. The fee includes a light lunch and refreshments each day, all course material, examination and IRCA Certificate.

You may proceed to register by completing and submitting the Booking Form or request a registration form by email to: or call 99377934.

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+ - Course Tutors

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

Course Details


40 Hours


Monday – Friday


08.30 till 17.30


August 2020


August 2020


  • Delegate Manual
  • Course Handouts and Materials
  • Examination
  • IRCA Certificate
  • Refreshments and light lunch daily

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