Course Details

  • Understand occupational health and safety management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the requirements of the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
  • Recognize the risk assessment principles and approach
  • Manage an audit program
  • Initiate the audit and conduct opening meetings
  • Understand auditor responsibilities
  • Conduct on-site activities
  • Understand OH&S legislation
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Generate audit findings
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Conduct closing meetings and report audit results
  • Conduct an audit follow-up
  • Understand the registration process

Preparation for Training
A prior review of the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard and internal audit experience is suggested for this course. 

Additionally, it is highly recommended that inexperienced students take the BSI e-learning class Essentials of OHSAS 18001:2007 prior to attending the classroom training.

  • Introduction to ISO 18001:2007 health and safety management systems
  • Outline of the roles of the Lead Auditor
  • Legislation – national and international
  • The stages of OHSAS 18001
  • Systems documentation
  • Risk assessment principles and approach
  • Policy development and practice
  • Audit planning
  • Implementation and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management review
  • Conducting the audit
  • On site verification-approach and techniques
  • Non-compliance issues and approach
  • Preparing non-conformance reports
  • ISO 18001:2007 –full standard
  • Participant Manual
  • Sample documents (handouts)
  • Literature describing certification scheme, and steps in the auditing process

These are written on each of the competency units in turn on days 2, 3 and 4. Detailed exam instructions will be provided. Certificates of Attainment are awarded to students who obtain passing grades. 

Students who do not attain competency will be given certificates of attendance and will be given the opportunity to retake the test(s).  This training course and certificate of attainment is recognised by IRCA as meeting the requirement for IRCA certification to IRCA/2020.


For registration and further information

Damien Chapman


Dymphana McEachrane


Premier Quality Services Limited

2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya

Phone: (868) 662-8827 Ext. 2501, 2505, 2507

             (868) 645-9026/ 9268        

Fax:      (868) 645-8879