The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) /OHSAS 18001 Standard specify requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, to enable an organization to control its OH&S risks and improve its OH&S performance. The OHSAS18001 Standard is applicable to any organization that establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimize Risks to personnel and other interested parties who could be exposed to OH&S hazards associated with its activities.
The extent of the application will depend on such factors as the OH&S policy of the organization, the nature of its activities and the risks and complexity of its operations. The organization shall comply with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which the organization subscribes, to the prevention of injury and ill health and to continual improvement.
About OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training and it approval/ recognition
OSS certification provides RABQSA accredited OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course. OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course has been designed considering the RABQSA competency unit – OH, AU & TL. OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course offered by OSS is certified by RABQSA and recognized by IRCA.
OSS is a Training Organization has RABQSA accreditation to provided Lead Auditor Training/ Internal Auditor Training course. For ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001.
OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training Methodology
OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course has been designed considering the process approach methodology (P-D-C-A) model the ensure the enhancement of competency of participants during the each stage OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course & to meet the RABQSA competency requirements. During the course of Training the competency of participants shall be accessed through works shops, Role play, Group discussion & Home Exercise, at each stage of OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training. To ensure the enhancement competency of participants through OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training program and the skill of participants have been enhanced during the course of OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training course.
Objective of OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training
The objectives of the OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training is to train potential Auditor in the principles and practices of assessment of OH&S systems for conformance with OHSAS 18001:2007, to make them aware of good current practices, and to encourage constructive development of audit skills thought analysis and self-criticism.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training
• Engineer/Manager/EHS office or any person responsible for Health, Safety and Environment in the organization.
• Those who are involved in OHSAS 18001 assessments of suppliers and potential suppliers. Such as Management representatives, Environmental Managers, Engineers, and Consultants..
• Person who wants to be a first party/second party / third party Auditor.
• Person Responsible for OS&S internal audit function within the organization Top Management their organization seeking for OHSAS 18001 certification. Person who want to become an OH&S Auditor/Lead Auditor.
COURSE CONTENTS of OHSAS 18001 - Lead Auditor Training Course
An Overview of OH&S System/OHSAS 18001
• About Occupational Health & Safety
• OH& Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis
• Evaluation of Significant Hazards
• Legal and other applicable requirements
• An overview of the OHSAS 18000 Series
• Background to OHSAS 18000 Series
Requirements of OHSAS ISO 18001
• Introduction and Scope
• The Structure of OHSAS 18001
• OHS Management System
• An overview of OHSAS 18001 Requirements
OHSAS 18001 Auditing
• What is an Audit and Why are Audits Necessary
• The Audit Process
• Auditing in relation to the "Process Approach"
• ISO 19011 and Auditor Competence
The Assessment Process of OHSAS 18001
• An Overview
• Initial Contact
• Pre-Assessment Visits
• Document Review
• Initial Preparation
• Development of the Assessment Schedule
• Detailed Planning
• The On-site Assessment
• Opening Meeting
• Audit Conduct
• Evaluating Results
• Closing Meeting
• Corrective Action
• Formal Report
• Follow-Up and Surveillance Visits
OHSAS 18001 Audit Tools & Techniques
• Detailed Planning & Check List Development
• Searching for Evidence
• Conducting Interview and Asking Questions
• Auditor and Auditee Tactics
• Recording the Results
At the end of OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training Candidates will be able to:
Describe the purpose of a OHSAS 18001 management system. Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of OHSAS 18001, OHSAS 18004 and ISO 19011.
Interpret requirements of OHSAS 18001 in the context of an audit.
Describe the roles and responsibilities of OH&S auditors and lead auditors.
Plan and conduct OHSAS 18001 audit in accordance with ISO 19011 demonstrating ability to
• Plan and prepare effectively
• Gather objective evidence, thought effective interviewing,
• observation, sampling and note taking
• Analyze and interpret information in order to determine
• conformance with requirements.
Report the Audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding non- conformity Reports.
Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of Corrective action.
Examination and Evaluation Criteria
There are two methods of participant’s competency Evaluation Methods.
1. Continuous Assessments – Participants competency shall be evaluated on daily basis through workshops, role play, Group Discussion, Home exercise, Class Room participation, Response, Contribution in Training, Punctuality, attendance etc. The qualifying Marks is 60%.
2. Final Examination – It will be conducted at Last Day of Training and qualifying Marks is 70%
OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Training Duration
• 5 days (For Fresh candidate)
• 3 days (For Participants who have certificate of attainment of RABQSA
• internal Auditor for OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor Certificate).
• 3 days (for participants those who have certificate of attainment for Lead Auditor Training of any Management system of RABQSA or equivalent competency)..