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Health & Safety Lead Auditor OHSAS 18001

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Next scheduled date:

Start date: 20th February 2017
Location: RRC Plymouth
Duration: 5 days
Managing centre: CBIC

Aim of the Course 
The aim of the Health & Safety Management System Lead Auditor (OHSAS 18001:2007) course is to provide those wanting to enter the profession with the knowledge and skills to perform, first, second and third party audits of OH&S management systems to the current OHSAS 18001 standard in accordance with ISO 19011 Guidelines for Management System Auditing.

Course Content 

The course will cover:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Awareness
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement
  • Auditor skills and registration
  • Overview of Health and Safety legislative requirements
  • Auditing techniques
  • Risk Assessment Methods (including HAZOP & HAZAN)
  • Audit case study and role-play
  • Roles and Responsibilities of auditors and audit leaders
  • Non-conformity categorisation and reporting
  • Audit planning, execution, reporting and follow-up.

Qualifications Awarded 
Assessment is by a combination of short answer and case study based examination questions. 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 an auditor, lead auditor or principal auditor with the IRCA under the OHSMS Auditor scheme.

Candidates successfully completing the course, including the examination, will be awarded IRCA registered certificate for OHSMS Lead Auditor. Certificates will be issued direct to successful candidates by the training provider within 4 weeks of completion. A re-sit within 12 months is offered for any candidates that do not achieve the 70% pass mark at the first attempt.

Pre-course Reading 
Once we have received payment we will send you some pre course study material, this will assist you with your preparation for the course and it is strongly recommended that you read it in advance.

All dates & locations for this course  

The next scheduled date can be found at the top of this page. To check availability or to book a place contact Civ: 028 94456200 or Mil: 9491 56200.

April 2017 
Date: 24th April 2017    Location: RRC Plymouth

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July 2017 
Date: 3rd July 2017    Location: RRC Plymouth

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September 2017 
Date: 11th September 2017    Location: RRC Plymouth

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Right Management reserves the right to cancel and/or amend course dates, times, contents and venues as listed on this website. Every effort will be made to give the Service leaver as much notice as possible and a reasonable course alternative or alternatives may be suggested, if possible. If this is not possible or the alternative(s) is/are not acceptable to the Service leaver, Right Management, who deliver all non-contract courses listed, may refund in full the total amount paid to date for non-contract funded courses, or, in the case of MOD Contract Funded courses, in agreement with the MOD, the Service leavers IRTC grant will not be notionally reduced.
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There are no mandatory pre requisites for this course but an underpinning knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act and the principle underpinning regulations is strongly recommended. Previous completion of NEBOSH or IOSH courses would be advantageous.

Students should have the necessary numeracy/written/ verbal communication skills to complete the course.

Finally, it is imperative that potential students note that individual demands of this course are commensurate with the level of study – this is a Level 3 qualification. Course members will be required to commit themselves to an intensive period of study, which is demanding of their time and energy.

Course fees
This course is delivered by Right Management and sits outside the MOD contract-funded training programme and therefore, Service leavers are required to fund the course before attendance. The fees to be paid direct to the Course Booking & Information Centre in advance as soon as possible after course booking or your place maybe re-allocated. Payment to be made by credit/debit card over the phone.


If you are using Enhanced Learning Credits the provider name for the Claim Authorisation Note is Right Management Ltd 1208. Once you have received your confirmation email from ELCAS authorising your CAN, please forward it to along with your payment in advance as soon as possible after course booking or your place maybe re-allocated. It will not be accepted on the first day.

For all funding advice please speak to your SRA.

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