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ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Course

Have you decided that you want to perform audits of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems? Take this online course to learn all about ISO 45001, and get the auditor training you need to become certified as an ISO 45001 certification auditor. You don’t need any prior certification audit skills, and you don’t need to know anything about Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems — this course is designed especially for beginners.

Once you have finished the ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training and passed the exam, you will receive an official certificate acknowledging your competencies in Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, audits, and leading audit teams.

There are three parts to this course: the first includes video lectures, the second is an interactive workshop, and the third is the online exam. Completing each part will move you further down the path to becoming a certified ISO 45001 certification auditor. Read on to learn about each part of the course, and how it will prepare you for certification as an ISO 45001 lead auditor.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the course 00:00:00
Module 1 - Introduction to ISO 45001
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
What is ISO 45001? 00:00:00
Structure of ISO 45001 00:00:00
What is the Occupational Health & Safety Management System? 00:00:00
Implementing ISO 45001 requirements – The PDCA process 00:00:00
Implementing ISO 45001 as a project 00:00:00
Documenting an ISO 45001 OHSMS 00:00:00
ISO 45001 Benefits 00:00:00
Certification FAQs 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 2 - Leadership, Planning, & Support
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Understanding your organization and its context 00:00:00
Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties 00:00:00
Determining the scope of the OHSMS & OH&S Management System 00:00:00
Leadership and commitment 00:00:00
OH&S Policy 00:00:00
Organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities 00:00:00
Consultation and participation of workers 00:00:00
Actions to address risks and opportunities (overview) 00:00:00
OH&S objectives 00:00:00
Resources & Competences 00:00:00
Awareness 00:00:00
Communication 00:00:00
Documented information 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 3 - Hazard Identification, the Hierarchy of Controls, and Operation of the OHSMS
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Actions to address risks and opportunities (General) 00:00:00
Hazard identification 00:00:00
Assessment of OH&S risks and other risks to the OHSMS 00:00:00
Assessment of OH&S opportunities and other opportunities for the OHSMS 00:00:00
Determination of legal and other requirements 00:00:00
Planning action 00:00:00
Operational planning and control 00:00:00
Management of change and procurement 00:00:00
Emergency preparedness and response 00:00:00
Operating the OHSMS 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 4 - The Check and Act Phases
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation 00:00:00
Evaluation of Compliance 00:00:00
Internal audit 00:00:00
Management review 00:00:00
Improvement 00:00:00
Incidents, Nonconformities, and corrective actions 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 5 - Auditing basics
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Auditor assumptions 00:00:00
Techniques for finding evidence 00:00:00
Sampling the records 00:00:00
Interviewing techniques 00:00:00
The audit findings 00:00:00
Nonconformities 00:00:00
Observations 00:00:00
Internal vs. external audit 00:00:00
Annual audit program 00:00:00
Audit plan for an individual audit 00:00:00
Creation of the checklist 00:00:00
Internal audit report 00:00:00
Corrective action requests and corrective action follow-up 00:00:00
Recording the evidence 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 6 - Understanding auditing standards
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
What is certification? 00:00:00
Certification process 00:00:00
Certification of integrated management systems 00:00:00
Introduction to accreditation and ISO 17021 00:00:00
Competences of lead auditors required by ISO 17021-1 00:00:00
Introduction to International Accreditation Forum (IAF) documents 00:00:00
Introduction to ISO 19011 00:00:00
Principles of auditing 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 7 - Understanding audit roles and responsibilities
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Audit Team Leader / Lead Auditor 00:00:00
Auditor 00:00:00
Technical Specialist 00:00:00
Certification Reviewer 00:00:00
Audit Client 00:00:00
Management Team 00:00:00
Auditee 00:00:00
Hosts / Guides 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 8 - Planning the audits
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Audit criteria and objectives 00:00:00
Audit scope 00:00:00
Selecting audit methods 00:00:00
Sampling evidence in audits 00:00:00
Types of remote auditing techniques 00:00:00
Deciding when to use remote auditing techniques 00:00:00
Planning the use of remote auditing techniques 00:00:00
Selecting the audit team 00:00:00
Managing audit risks 00:00:00
Preparing the audit plan 00:00:00
Allocating audit activities to auditors 00:00:00
Making contact with the audit client 00:00:00
Preparation of audit resources 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 9 - Managing the audit process
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Opening meeting 00:00:00
Managing site visits 00:00:00
Interviews 00:00:00
Audit evidence requests 00:00:00
Debriefing sessions 00:00:00
Dealing with conflicts 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 10 - Managing your audit team
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
The importance of managing your audit team 00:00:00
Communication with the team before the audit 00:00:00
Managing audit progress 00:00:00
Team meetings 00:00:00
Managing audit findings 00:00:00
Managing audit records 00:00:00
What to do when you hit problems 00:00:00
Evaluating your audit management 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Module 11 - Completing a successful audit
Introduction & suggested reading 00:00:00
Audit findings 00:00:00
How to reach audit conclusions 00:00:00
Planning the closing meeting 00:00:00
Holding an effective closing meeting 00:00:00
Dealing with feedback at closing meetings 00:00:00
Effective audit report writing 00:00:00
Post-audit activities, corrections, and correction actions 00:00:00
Certification review process 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Recap quiz 00:00:00
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate 00:00:00
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  • 11 MODULES
  • COURSE DURATION: 20 hours
    With the purchase you get:
  • 1-Day online workshop
  • Certificate approved by ASIC
  • Access to course script
  • Free exam retake
  • Access To practice exam
  • Price US$ 1797

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STEP 1: Watch video lectures

The 11 modules in the video lectures portion of this ISO 45001 training are available for absolutely no cost. Each module contains several video lectures and quizzes for enhancing your skills and to help you get ready for certification audits of a management system. You can read about the content of each module in the curriculum above. All of the video lectures are recorded, meaning that you are free to take the course at home, at work, or anywhere else, whenever it is convenient.

Course instruction is provided by Garry Cornell and Mark Hammar. Garry has extensive experience working with ISO standards in various capacities, including as a senior manager, a consultant, and a management system certification auditor. He has worked with a wide range of companies all over the world, helping them with their ISO standard implementation projects and their efforts toward continual improvement of their management systems. Mark has broad experience in ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and AS9100. He is the author of numerous articles and an experienced trainer and academic instructor on various subjects related to quality management and ISO standards.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Course

Type: Online video lectures

Course language: English

STEP 2: Attend a workshop

We know you’re not going to develop all of the necessary skills for ISO 45001 auditing through watching videos. That’s why we designed a one-day, interactive workshop where you can acquire practical knowledge about performing management system certification audits. Through an online workshop via webinar, you will enjoy enhanced learning opportunities through roleplay, case studies, and other activities. You will also work on developing the soft skills needed to prepare for the certification exam, and to excel as a certification auditor.

Check out the list of dates to see if one is convenient for you. You can attend the online workshop from home, your office, or anywhere else.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Course

Duration: 1-day workshop

Type: Online webinar

Workshop language: English

STEP 3: Pass the online exam

After you finish watching the video lectures and attending the workshop, you will be ready to take the final step: the certification exam. You can take this online exam from your home, your office, or any other place that is convenient for you.

You will receive your certificate once you successfully pass the test. This certification is highly regarded, serving as evidence that you are competent to perform certification audits according to ISO 45001.

The fee for the exam is included in the price of the workshop, and you will have access to the exam after you schedule your workshop.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Course

Number of questions: 92

Type: Online proctored exam

Exam language: English

Benefits of getting the certificate

The certificate of competence proves that you attended the auditor training course, and that you passed the exam certified by ASIC. This ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course's modules.

How to get certified?

It's simple:
1) Watch complete videos of all lectures, and answer all practice exams.
2) Attend the workshop.
3) Pass the online exam.

Bonuses with the certificate

Once you purchase the certificate, you will receive the following bonuses:

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Internal Audit Checklist (Word document)

The purpose of this document is to provide a list of questions in order to help you perform an internal audit against ISO 45001. For each clause or control from the standard, the checklist provides one or more questions that should be asked during the audit in order to verify the implementation.

Course Script (PDF)

If you decide to purchase the exam you will get the PDF script from the course completely free. The script includes everything said in the videos and all quizzes.

This way, you can access the course materials any time you like, making it much easier to practice and prepare for the exam.

Free exam retake

Once you purchase the exam, you will be able to retake it.

This means, if you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you can retake it one time, free of charge.

There is no mandatory waiting period between the two attempts.

Practice Exam

You can use these exams to test your knowledge and familiarize yourself with the exam environment.

The result from practice exam does not have any effect on the results from the final exam.

Course Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

After you have completed all the video lectures and participated in the workshop, you will have access to the certification exam. Upon successful completion (after passing the exam), you will receive the certificate.

The exam, as well as the whole course, is done completely online, from your office, your home, or any other place convenient for you. By the way, during the exam we use an online proctoring service that will ask for proof of your identity, and make sure that you have taken the exam with no external help.

No, this course was developed for beginners, so you don’t need any prior knowledge of ISO 45001 or experience with management system audits.

No, you can take as much time as you need to watch the course videos. You should, however, try to watch all auditor training videos within three to four weeks to realize the most benefit from them.

You may access the recorded video lectures at any time, along with the quizzes, extra reading materials, and other activities.

We need to cover our costs somehow :). We provide our video lectures at no cost to you, but there is a fee to attend the workshop, take the certification exam, and receive the certificate. However, this fee is far less than the average price to attend comparable courses in a classroom environment. Plus, after making your payment, you will have access to a PDF download containing scripts from all of the video lectures, along with activity questions, practice exams, and links to helpful articles – everything you need to prepare for the certification exam.

To participate in the online workshop, we will send you a special link to connect to the Zoom. All you need is a computer with microphone and speakers.

To attend the workshop, you will need to complete all of the video lectures.

The course is available on any PC, Mac, or mobile device, using a broadband internet connection and any popular browser (like Mozilla, Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari).

The materials available in this course (the pre-recorded video lectures, quizzes, extra readings, practice exams, and other activities), along with the skills you learn during the workshop, are the only things you will need to successfully pass the certification exam and receive your certificate.

If you do decide to pay to access the exam, in addition to the opportunity to attend the auditor training videos and the online workshop, you will receive a bonus PDF that includes the scripts from all of the video lectures, extra quiz questions, links to helpful reading materials, and access to the practice exams – making your exam preparation that much easier!



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