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  • March 31, 2015
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Mastering the Audit of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001


This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according ISO 17021. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit .

Who should attend?

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)  certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit process
  • Persons responsible for the Occupational Health and Safety or conformity in an organization
  • Members of an occupational Health and Safety team
  • Expert advisors in Health & Safety
  • Experts wanting to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety audit function

Learning objectives

  • To Acquire the expertise to perform an OHSAS 18001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To Acquire the expertise to perform an OHSAS 18001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021
  • To Acquire the necessary expertise to manage an OHSMS audit team
  • To Understand the operation of an OHSAS 18001 conformant occupational Health and Safety management system
  • To Understand the relationship between an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, including hazard assessment & management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, hazard assessment and audit decision-making in the context of an OHSMS

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) concepts as required by OHSAS 18001

  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to occupational health and safety
  • Fundamental principles of occupational Health and Safety
  • OHSAS 18001 certification process
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • Detailed presentation of OHSAS 18001 clause-by-clause

Day 2: Planning and Initiating an OHSAS 18001 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and on hazard
  • Preparation of an OHSAS 18001 certification audit
  • OHSMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an OHSAS 18001 audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting of nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an OHSAS 18001 audit

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an OHSAS 18001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • OHSAS 18001 Surveillance audit
  • OHSAS 18001 internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam


OHSAS 18001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of OHSAS 18001 is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including roe playings and oral presentation
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate 31 CPE(Continuing Professional Education ) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions


Venue: DU&T Ikeja Lagos.

Fee: N250,000 (cover Training, Material, Lunch and ISO Certificate). Discount of 10% for 4-9 participants, 15% for 10 and above.

Registration Details: DU&T Consulting, 0016102526 GTBank Plc

Enquiry: 08033746074, 08182704246 or christiana@dutconsulting.com

DU&T Consulting, 5 AFisman Drive, Anifowose, Ikeja, Lagos.  www.dutconsulting.com


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