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ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certification Training Course - OHSMS

ISO 45001 is the first global occupational health and safety management system standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course helps in developing the necessary skill set to perform occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and methods.

This training course has been developed to reflect the importance of an effective audit. It strengthens your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out an OH&S MS audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

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What are the Goals of the ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certification Training Course?

This training course helps you practice the most important aspects of an OH&S MS audit: ISO 45001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques used to obtain evidence, leading a team of auditors, conducting interviews with auditees, reviewing documented information, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential. An IAS-certified and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to audit an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001.

  • Develop an overall understanding of the ISO 45001 requirements and interpret them in the context of an OH&S MS audit
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on an OH&S MS audit, in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Plan an audit, lead a team of auditors, draft nonconformity reports
  • Act with due professional care during an OH&S MS audit

Who Needs The ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certification?

  • Auditors interested in performing and leading OH&S MS certification audits
  • Managers or consultants interested in advancing their knowledge of the OH&S MS audit process
  • Internal auditors and individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 45001
  • Technical experts interested in preparing for an OH&S MS audit
  • Expert advisors in occupational health and safety management


OHSMS Online Training

  • 7 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English


The PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of an occupational health and safety management system
  • Domain 2 Occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) requirements
  • Domain 3 Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4 Preparing for an ISO 45001 audit
  • Domain 5 Conducting an ISO 45001 audit
  • Domain 6 Closing an ISO 45001 audit
  • Domain 7 Managing an ISO 45001 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Certification

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about the ISO 45001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

  • Credential: PECB Certified ISO 45001 Auditor
  • Exam: PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor exam or equivalent
  • Professional Experience: Two years: One year in OH&S management
  • Audit/Assessment Experience: Audit activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB
  • Other Requirement: Code of Ethics

Course Outline

  • Introduction to OH&S MS and ISO 45001
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of OH&S MS
  • Occupational health and safety management system
  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • The impacts of trends and technology in auditing
  • Evidence-based auditing
  • Risk-based auditing
  • Initiation of the audit process
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing for stage 2 audit
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing of the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program


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