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CQI and IRCA ISO 45001 OH&S (Health & Safety) Lead Auditor Training (A2236) SA

5 Days Level 3

This is an in-house course which may be held virtually or alternatively on the client site by our expert tutors. Get in touch below to book a session.

An immersive five-day CQI and IRCA certified course for health and safety professionals who are required to plan, oversee and conduct external 3rd party and certification audits. This course can lead to CQI and IRCA certification which is globally recognised.

**Please note that we encourage all our delegates sitting on virtual courses to have access to a webcam. This will enable you to interact with both the tutor and other course attendees.**

We have no public courses scheduled for this course right now, get in touch to find out more about booking an in-house training course, call +27 87 286 8213 or email us.

Course aims

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of OH&S management systems against ISO 45001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.

It’s an essential course for those wishing to register as a Lead Auditor with the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

As a prerequisite to this course, and to provide a good understanding of the terms and processes within the standard, you have FREE access to our NQA ISO 45001:2015 OH&S (Health & Safety) E-Learning Migration Training. When you have booked this course please contact us via training@nqa.com to get your login and password.

The course will also ensure delegates gain an overview of OH&S legislation and where to find it, as well as:

  • Give the delegates/auditors the knowledge and skills to improve their OH&S performance by developing and implementing an effective Audit including the development of checklists.

  • Help establish the adequacy of the OH&S System.

  • Ensure the OH&S system meets the criteria i.e. Legal, ISO 45001 and their own OH&S system.

What will I learn?

  • How to describe the requirements of auditing ISO 45001

  • How to state OH&S hazards

  • How to summarise the Audit performance process, including: Risk Based auditing

  • How to define Audit planning, including PDCA (Plan, Do, Check Act)

  • How to identify the steps in Audit preparation, Audit Plan, Schedule, Scope and Checklists

  • How to discuss and apply the Auditing Skills such as: Interviewing, Questioning, Evidence gathering that is objective and factual, Opening Meetings,

  • How to recognise the elements in Non-conformances, Writing, Reporting, Root Cause and Corrective Action

  • How to effectively close a meeting.

Is this course right for me?

Required prior knowledge - this course is aimed at:

  • Professionals with experience of OH&S management systems and seeking registration as an Auditor / Lead Auditor under the IRCA scheme
  • Anyone who will be conducting third party OH&S audits

  • OH&S managers who will be carrying out audits of suppliers or vendors.

What else do I need to know? (Public courses only)

  • Dress code - Smart casual

  • Food & refreshments - You will be provided with lunch and refreshments throughout the day for the entire course. Please do let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

  • Proof of attendance - You will be sent a certificate of attendance following your training.

  • What to bring - You don't need to bring anything with you. You will be loaned a copy of the relevant standard(s) for reference and will be provided with writing materials and a copy of the presentation.

Why choose NQA training?

  • Expert trainers – All of our trainers have a wealth of experience and expertise in their field and are eager to pass this onto you in an effective way that you can take away and utilise.

  • Quality assured – Our trainers are assessed by delegates both annually and after each course. 99% of attendees scored overall trainer delivery, skills and knowledge as good or very good.

  • Interactive learning – We see the importance of practical and hands on learning so we have built this into all of our courses to further deepen your knowledge and engagement.

  • Small class sizes – Our courses all have a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure you are getting the best learning experience possible.

  • A learning journey – We offer a step-by-step training journey to help you improve over time. From introduction courses all the way up to our lead auditor training. We are always developing new training to keep up with the changing world of ISO standards.


Get in touch & receive updates

To discuss your training requirements call now on 0800 052 2424 or email us via our contact form choosing 'training' as your enquiry type.