OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer Certification

The OHSAS 18001 Implementer certifications are credentials for professionals needing to implement an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), and, in case of the OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer Certification, needing to manage an implementation project.

The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to support an organization in implementing and managing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001:2007, planning, implementation, surveillance, re-examination and operation of an OHSMS, continual improvement of an OHSMS, management’s commitment, follow-up and review.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of an OHSMS
  • OHSAS 18001 auditors who wish to fully understand the Occupational Health and Safety Management System implementation process
  • Persons responsible for the Occupational Health and Safety or conformity in an organization
  • Members of Occupational Health and Safety team
  • Expert advisors in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Experts wanting to prepare for an Occupational Health and Safety function or for an OHSMS project management function

The requirements for “Implementer” certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience OHSMS project experience Other requirements
OHSAS 18001 Provisional Implementer PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB code of ethics
OHSAS 18001 Implementer PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Project activities totalling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer PECB Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of Occupational Health and Safety work experience Project activities totalling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

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

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

  1. Internal implementation
  2. External/consulting implementation
  3. Partial implementation

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

  1. Drafting an OHSMS implementation business case
  2. Managing an OHSMS implementation project
  3. Implementing Occupational Health and Safety hazard controls and procedures
  4. Managing Occupational Health and Safety hazard controls
  5. Implementing corrective or preventive action
  6. Performing internal audit
  7. Performing a management review
  8. Performing a hazard assessment
  9. Managing incidents
  10. Managing an Occupational Health and Safety team

 

Informations and registration:

Poza-site-ANAlexandra Niculae, Training Director ENVISO

alexandra.niculae@enviso.org

0723.592.977


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