ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Internal Auditor Training Course

The objective of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to plan, conduct and report on an internal audit as part of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System based on ISO 45001:2018

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It is the policy of SGS United Kingdom Ltd to provide OHS Management Systems Internal Auditor Training Courses which meet the requirements set by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (CQI / IRCA).

CQI / IRCA Course Number 1890 - PT 249

The objective of this Course is to provide Leaners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first-party audits of Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHS) against ISO 45001:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.


Before starting this course, Learners are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the following OHS management principles and concepts:
    • The concept of OHS sustainable development whereby an organisation must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future.
    • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an OHS management system where none currently exists.
  • Evaluation of activities, products and services to establish the risks and hazards associated with normal operating conditions and abnormal conditions such as start-up and shutdown and emergency situations and accidents.
  • Considerations of risks and hazards in respect of:
    • workplace locations;
    • workplace activities;
    • work-related activities carried out away from the normal place of work or base;
    • employees, visitors and other interested parties in areas where the organisation has control and influence over health and safety;
    • vulnerable individuals within the workplace or control of the organisation.
  • Occupational Health and Safety legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an OH&S management system.
  • A good appreciation of typical methods for evaluation of risks and hazards and their mitigation and the identification of improvements (e.g., risk assessments and method statements).


ISO 45001:2018

Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 45001:2018, which may be gained by completing a CQI / IRCA certified OHS Foundation Training course or equivalent.




Upon completion of this Course, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of an OHS management system and the business and societal benefits of improving OHS performance.
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an OHS management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1 where appropriate.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an OHS management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 45001:2018 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO/IEC 17021-1 where appropriate).


Learners will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in all areas in order to complete the course successfully.


This two day course provides an opportunity for Health and Safety professionals to update their skills in interactive and supportive surroundings.
Case study materials and role-play exercises are used to develop and practice skills in all phases of auditing. Participants are continually assessed and required to complete an end-of-course multiple choice examination.

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16 hours

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