ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course
(CQI and IRCA 2034)

This course is an advanced course to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) where learners will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and conduct third-partyrd OHSMS audits, including act as an audit team leader to manage audits effectively.

Guardian Independent Certification Limited is an approved training partner of Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) of the United Kingdom, and this course is certified by CQI and IRCA with Registration No. 2034.

The successful completion of this course will increase learners’ credibility, enable learners to conduct third-partyrdaudits against ISO 45001 and satisfy the formal training requirements for individuals seeking to become a certified auditor or lead auditor with CQI and IRCA.

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Who Should Attend

  • Management representatives and core group members responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining and auditing OHSMS against ISO 45001 requirements
  • Occupational health and safety professionals, engineers, administrators and executives wanting to widen their knowledge and skills in auditing
  • Individuals looking to become a registered ISO 45001 auditor/lead auditor with CQI and IRCA

What will you learn

  • Understand the purpose of an OHSMS, OHSMS standard, management system audit, third-party certification and business benefits from the improved performance of the OHSMS
  • Know and understand the OHSMS standard framework of Plan-Do-Check-Act, interrelationship pertaining to top management commitment, policies, objectives, planning, implementation measurement, plus review and continuous improvement
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up on an audit of an occupational health and safety management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, where applicable.

What do you need to know prior to enrolling

  • Knowledge of Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle
  • Understanding of the core elements of a management system and the interrelationship pertaining to top management commitment, policies, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, plus review and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of the concepts of managing occupational health and safety standards through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, plus compliance with legal requirements and other requirements
  • Understanding of the relationship between occupational health and safety management and the provision of safe and healthy workplaces, prevention of work-related injury and ill health, and proactive improvement of health and safety performance
  • Common examples of relevant national and local OHSMS legislation and requirements
  • Knowledge on ISO 45001 requirements and commonly used terms and definitions

Learners that are not familiar with the purpose and intent of the ISO 45001 should complete an CQI and IRCA Certified OH&SMS Foundation Training course or an equivalent prior to starting this course.

What's Included

  • Course Materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Upon full attendance and successful completion of this course, including passing the exam, you will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified Certificate of Successful Completion

Delivery Methodology

  • A 40-hour virtual classroom course delivered over five days or
  • A 40-hour traditional face-to-face classroom course delivered over five days

This course is structured with sizeable time spent on activity-based learning. There are many group exercises, workshops and case studies for discussions, presentations, plus interactions between learners and tutors.

The virtual classroom courses are delivered in real time via our online platform and provide learners with the flexibility of attending from a convenient place, without the requirement of traveling. However, the examination is required to be taken physically within one month of completing the course.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Course Introduction
  • Session 2: Introduction to ISO 45001:2018
  • Session 3: ISO 45001:2018 Requirements
  • Session 4: Audit Principles and Managing an Audit Programme
  • Session 5: Planning the Audit
  • Session 6: Conducting the Audit
  • Session 7: Generating Audit Findings
  • Session 8: Reporting and Following Up on the Audit
  • Session 9: Certification Process and IRCA Registration


5 days

Course Fee

S$1680.00 (Before GST)

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