OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor Training Course

Learn to plan, prepare for, conduct, and report on value-adding internal audits of a Safety Management System

2 dayssaves your time & budget(includes Foundation)

Learn OHSAS 18001 and how to audit to it

This dynamic OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor training course equips participants with the knowledge and skills required to perform process audits of modern Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Systems, in accordance with the Auditing Guidelines of ISO 19,011.

This training course focuses on BS EN OHSAS 18001 – arguably the world's most famous Standard relating to Health and Safety systems. Your SQMC tutor will take you through the Standard (written in 'human-friendly terms') giving you a fantastic grounding in its clauses, before explaining SQMC's time-tested tips and techniques of conducting friendly and efficient, value-adding Process Audits of a Health and Safety Management System.

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Foundation and Internal Auditor training in one

This course is designed to be enjoyable and illuminating from start to finish, using accelerated learning techniques and a layered approach to the extensive new information you'll become aware of. Because we are not bound by any IRCA criteria for this particular course, we have condensed the content and eliminated the need to take the extra day of training on the OHSAS 18001 Standard, that may be required by other providers. Therefore, most delegates find it relatively easy to pick up the subject in our two-day format; and with our expert coaching, do very well in the continuous assessment exercises. Our pass rate of 99% confirms this!

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Outline of points we'll cover while you're with us

We keep our OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor training course as interactive as possible, with plenty of group work, and practical exercises. Our enthusiastic tutor will give you a great grounding in:

  • The number one choice British and European Standard for designing and assessing Health and Safety procedures – BS EN OHSAS 18001.
  • We'll explain the correspondence between the OHSAS 18001 Standard, and two other commonly used Standards for Process Audits: ISO 9001 (for Quality), and ISO 14001 (for Environmental Systems). You may encounter these when implementing an OHS system.
  • The Requirements of an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management System, using the latest versions of OHSAS 18001 as your yardstick.
  • Getting to grips with Documentation and Interpretation; including hazard analysis and risk assessment.
  • Understand the principles, methodology, preparation and performance of an Internal Audit, utilising the ISO 19,011 Standard for Auditing Guidelines.
  • The key to selecting the Audit sample, and the subsequent preparation of your line of questioning – get this right and you'll perform Process Audits with increased confidence.
  • How to prepare the findings and statements for a Corrective Action Report.
  • Master the art of straightforward Audit Reporting, against an appropriate case study.
  • A look at Corrective & Preventive Action, the follow-up process, and then surveillance.

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Progression routes for a career in auditing

Once you've gained this qualification as an OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor, you may find it useful to complement it with training in either Environmental or Quality Management Systems – or both. Our qualified and experienced tutors – all Chartered Professionals – are more than happy to offer you their own personal guidance on your career progression, which varies from person to person, depending on a number of factors.

Length of course

2 days

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Price Includes

  • Foundation plus Internal Auditor in one
  • Training manual
  • Certificate
  • Quality, restaurant lunches
  • Refreshments


Ideal for all levels. Features a condensed Foundation course within Day 1, covering the Standard.


2 days

Price Comparison*

BSI £1,015
Lloyds £945
SQMC £699
* With alternative providers of the same type of course.

Assessment & Certification

Continuous Assessment verified by Certificate of Successful Completion, issued by the Scottish Quality Management Centre.

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