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BSI’s OHSAS 18001:2007 Internal Auditor competency-based 3-day course focuses on teaching students an effective approach for auditing occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems. The primary objective is to instruct OH&S auditors in the principles and practices specific to auditing for conformance with BS OHSAS 18001:2007, including planning of and preparation for the audit, audit practices, and reporting audit findings. 

This internal auditor course is intended to provide a general appreciation of OH&S management systems auditing that will equip attendees with the skills necessary to actively participate in internal and second-party audits.

  • 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 an understanding of auditing principles is suggested.  

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.

  • Outline the new approach to management systems
  • Role of the internal auditor and the competence required
  • Risk management and the OHSAS 18001 specification
  • Basic risk assessment process and approach
  • Developing a risk management trail
  • OHSAS 18001 : 2007
    • OH&S Policy: clause 4.2
    • Planning: clause 4.3
    • Implementation and  Operation: clause 4.4
    • Checking and Corrective  Action: clause 4.5
    • Management Review:  clause 4.6
  • ISO 18001:2007 – full standard
  • Participant Manual
  • Sample documents (Handouts)
  • Literature on the certification scheme and steps in the auditing process

There are written tests on each of the competency units in turn on Days 2 and 3. Detailed exam instructions will be provided. Certificates of Attainment in each competency unit will be provided for students who are deemed Competent for each competency unit. 

Certificates of attendance are provided to those who do not pass the competency test(s), and students will be given the opportunity to retake the test(s).

For registration and further information

Damien Chapman

Email: damien.chapman@ttbs.org.tt

Dymphana McEachrane

Email: dymphana.mceachrane@ttbs.org.tt 

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