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ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course Features

40 Hours of Instructor Led Training 

Certified and Experienced Instructors

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Study materials and exam prep questions

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Learning Objectives of ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Course


  • Understand the concept of risk-based thinking and its application within the framework of an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). 
  • Learn the fundamentals of ISO 45001:2018 and its high-level structure. 
  • Get introduced to key clause requirements for ISO 45001:2018, such as risk assessment, line of responsibility and control, internal audit and management review. 
  • Acquire hands-on expertise to analyze existing systems, detect minor gaps and document solutions. 
  • Be familiar with new terms, structures and levels of qualifications used within ISO 45001:2018. 
  • Discover best practices and approaches in changing existing systems to meet the ISO 45001:2018 requirements. 
  • Familiarize yourself with harmonized requirements between ISO 9001 and ISO 45001:2018. 
  • Identify key requirements for training, social responsibility and external communications. 
  • Understand the communication, formal assessment and registration process for ISO 45001:2018. 
  • Master the concepts of transitioning existing systems to ISO 45001:2018. 


Target Audience for ISO 45001:2018 LA Training


The Occupational Health and Safety Lead Auditor course in India is tailored for professionals aiming to elevate their proficiency in occupational health and safety management systems and auditing methodologies. This course holds value for individuals spanning diverse backgrounds and industries, as the significance of workplace safety and well-being cuts across sectors and is specifically targeted at: 


  • Top management, Head of Business Units, Functional Head 

  • Health & Safety Managers and Core Group Members are responsible for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving OH&S Management Systems 

  • OH&S Management System Consultants 

  • OH&S Management System Management Representative 

  • Professionals who have a role to play in the auditing of OH&S Management Systems 


Individuals and Existing Internal Auditors who wish to build a career as a Certified Lead Auditor 




ISO 45001:2018 LA Exam Preparation and Certification information


  • Duration: 1hr 45minutes 
  • Number of Questions: 40 (Multiple Choice) 
  • Pass mark: 50% 
  • Open Book: Yes 

Course Outline

1. OH&S Concepts and ISO 45001:2018 Standard
  • OH&S concepts and benefits. 
  • Relationship between PDCA and ISO 45001  
  • ISO 45001 standard requirements  
  • OH&S documentation. 
2. Auditing Concepts
  • Audit objectives and auditing principles 
  • Types of audits 
  • Audit methods 
  • Audit process 
3. Roles, Responsibilities, and Competency of Auditors
  • Auditor and lead auditor’s responsibilities 
  • Competency of auditors 
  • Auditor's qualification and certification 
  • Auditor evaluation methods 
4. Planning an Audit
  • Pre-audit planning 
  • Reviewing documentation 
  • Developing an audit plan 
  • Preparing checklists or working documents 
  • Communication factors 
5. Conducting an Audit
  • Opening meeting 
  • Effective interviewing techniques 
  • Collecting and verifying objective/audit evidence 
  • Identifying and recording nonconformities 
  • Closing meeting 
  • Do’s and Don’ts of auditing 
6. Reporting Audit Results
  • Preparing the audit report 
  • Distributing the audit report 
7. Follow-up Actions
  • Follow-up actions of an audit 
  • Corrective action of reporting 
  • Follow-up scheduling 
  • Monitoring corrective action 

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