OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Certification

The OHSAS 18001 Auditor certifications are credentials for professionals needing to audit an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), and, in case of the “OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor” Certification, able to manage a team of auditors.

The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the OHSAS 18001 standard, to master the audit techniques, and to manage (or be part of) audit teams and audit program.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Auditor wanting to perform and lead an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) audits as the responsible of an audit team
  • Project manager or consultant wanting to master the Occupational Health and Safety Management System audit process
  • Person responsible for the occupational health and safety or conformity in an organization
  • Member of the occupational health and safety team
  • Expert advisor in occupational health and safety
  • Technical expert wanting to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety audit function

The requirements for “Auditor” certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/ assessment experience Other requirements
OHSAS 18001 Provisional Auditor PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB code of ethics
OHSAS 18001 Auditor PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Audit activities totalling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Audit activities totalling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

For certification purposes, the following audit types constitute valid audit experience:

If an applicant doesn’t have all requirements to apply for the credentials of OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor, he/she may apply for the credentials of OHSAS 18001 Auditor or OHSAS 18001 Provisional auditor

  1. Pre-assessment/pre-audit
  2. Gap analysis
  3. Internal audits
  4. Second party audits
  5. Third party/external audits
  6. Opinion audit

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-Site Audit
  9. Non-conformity follow-up actions
  10. Leading a team of auditors

 

Informations and registration:

Poza-site-ANAlexandra Niculae, Training Director ENVISO

alexandra.niculae@enviso.org

0723.592.977


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