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Complete Health and Safety Auditor Course. OHSAS 18001.

How to implement and audit a health & safety management system and obtain certification to OHSAS 18001 Standard.
Cristian Vlad Lupa
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Have a great understanding of ALL the requirements of OHSAS 18001
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Implement an Occupational Health & Safety Management System
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Learn about occupational health & safety and the requirements of worldwide recognized standard OHSAS 18001. 

My course has 3 parts:

In the first part I speak about the concept of health and safety including its history and present days, what lead to its development and the importance it has in modern world.

The second part is about the requirements of OHSAS 18001. Each requirement is presented in detail. What is the intent of the requirement and what an organization that seeks to be compliant and get certification to OHSAS 18001 standard is expected to do for conformity. 

Here I speak about all major elements of the OHSAS 18001 standard like: health and safety hazard identification and risk assessment; controls to mitigate health and safety risks; legal requirements and evaluation of compliance; occupational health and safety policy and objectives; emergency preparedness and response; competence and awareness; participation and consultation of staff; control of documents and records; internal audits; incident investigation; management review.

The third part of my course is about management system auditing – you will understand the most important concepts regarding the audit of management systems – types of audits, principles, objectives, scope, criteria, documents used, nonconformities, audit report.

The information in this course is valuable for auditors but also it
provides lots of information to consultants
who design and implement
health and safety systems or provide advice to companies on health and
safety matters. Also people who deal with health and safety in their day
to day activities (EHS officers, health and safety engineers and
professionals) will find here valuable information

You can get from here condensed information that you can go through whenever you have the time and that you can go back to anytime if you need it.



Concept of Occupational Health and Safety

History, present and importance

The history of the occupational health and safety concept.

First health and safety related measures in the world.

The aim of occupational health and safety.

The importance of health and safety.

Standards: OHSAS 18001; OHSAS 18002 and ISO 45001

Family of standards applicable to occupational health and safety.

OHSAS 18001 and OHSAS 18002

The new ISO 45001

OHSAS 18001 General requirements

General requirements

Chapters of OHSAS 18001 standard

What are the subjects addressed by OHSAS 18001

Defining the scope of the occupational health and safety

OHSAS 18001- OH&S Policy

OH&S Policy

What are the requirements for the occupational health and safety policy.

How to audit the requirement for OH&S policy.

OHSAS 18001 Requirements - Planning

Hazard identification

Definitions of hazard and risk.

Types of OH&S hazards.

Identification of occupational health and safety hazards.

Who participates in the occupational health and safety hazard identification.

Auditing hazard identification during an OHSAS 18001 audit.

Risk Assessment & Classification

Methodology for calculation of OH&S risks.

Acceptable and non-acceptable health and safety risks.

Determining controls

Hierarchy of measures to control health and safety risks.

Auditing occupational health and safety hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls.

Legal and other requirements

Identification and update of legal and other requirements related to OH&S hazards and risks.

What are other requirements.

Evaluation of compliance

The process of evaluating the compliance with legal and other requirements.

Auditing the process of legal and other requirements identification and update and evaluation of compliance.

Objectives and programmes

Setting OH&S objectives and targets.

Monitoring the achievement of OH&S objectives.

Auditing the occupational health and safety objectives and programmes during an OHSAS 18001 management system audit.

OHSAS 18001 Requirements - Implementation and operation

Resources, roles, responsability, accountability and authority

Involvement and responsibilities of top management for the occupational health and safety management system.

Defining roles, responsibilities and authorities for health and safety.

Management representative for the OH&S management system.

Competence, training, awareness

Definition of competence.

The process of occupational health and safety training.

Awareness of personnel on health and safety matters.

Auditing competence, training and awareness during an OHSAS 18001 audit.


Internal and external communication on health and safety matters.

Communication with subcontractors and visitors about health and safety issues.

How to audit the communication process during an OHSAS 18001 audit.

Participation and consultation

Requirements about participation and consultation of workers and contractors.

External parties that should be consulted on health and safety matters.

Auditing participation and consultation.


What documents are required for the occupational health and safety management system according to OHSAS 18001.

Mandatory elements and other documents.

Control of documents

Review, approval and re-approval of management system documents.

Control of versions to management system documents.

Identification of management system documents.

Control of external origin documents.

Auditing control of documents and records during OHSAS 18001 audits.

Control of records

Difference between documents and records.

Controls for records - identification, storage, protection, retrieval, retention and disposal.

Operational control

Implementing operational controls.

What OH&S controls may refer to and what are the general types of controls.

The order of occupational health and safety controls.

Operation criteria.

Auditing operational control during an occupational health and safety management system according to OHSAS 18001.

Emergency preparedness and response

Identification of potential emergency situations in normal and abnormal operation.

Plans for emergency situations.

Testing of plans for OH&S related emergency situations.

Auditing the requirements about emergency preparedness and response during OHSAS 18001 audit.

OHSAS 18001 Requirements - Checking

Performance measuring and monitoring

Procedure to monitor OH&S performance.

Pro-active and reactive measurement of health and safety performance.

Incident investigation

Procedure to investigate health and safety related incidents.

Nonconformiry, corrective and preventive actions

What is nonconformity.

What are corrections and corrective actions.

What is a preventive action.

Procedure to manage health and safety related nonconformities, implement corrective and preventive actions.

Internal audit

Planning and performing internal audits of the occupational health and safety management system.

Internal audit programme, audit plan and report.

OHSAS 18001 - Management review

Management review

Input and output elements to the OH&S management review.

Planning of the management review meetings.

Auditing the management review process during an OHSAS 18001 audit.

Management system auditing

General aspects of management system auditing

Definition of management system audits.

About ISO 19011 standard.

Audit types

Difference between internal and external audits.

First party, second and third party audits.

Definition of audit client and auditee.

Principles of management system auditing

General principles of management system auditing.

Audit objectives, scope and criteria

Key elements of any management system audit - objectives, scope and criteria.

Audit team

Requirements for the audit team.

Competence and independence of the audit team.

Audit plan and working documents

Documents during management system audits - plans, checklists

Audit activities

Opening and closing meetings.

Audit methods - observation, interview and review of documents.


Definition of nonconformity.

Classification of nonconformities - major and minor.

Audit report

Finalizing the management system audit.

What does the audit report include.

OHSAS 18001 Auditor
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