PECB ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

Why should you attend?

ISO 45001 is the first global occupational health and safety management system standard that replaces OHSAS 18001. The PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course helps in developing the necessary skillset to perform occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) audits by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and methods.

This training course has been developed to reflect the importance of an effective audit. It strengthens your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out an OH&S MS audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

The exercises provided for this training course are designed to help you practice the most important aspects of an OH&S MS audit: ISO 45001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques used to obtain evidence, leading a team of auditors, conducting interviews with auditees, reviewing documented information, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

The successful completion of the training course is followed by an exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential. An IAS certified and internationally recognized “PECB ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” certificate validates your professional capabilities and demonstrates your ability to audit an OH&S MS based on ISO 45001.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors interested in performing and leading OH&S MS certification audits
  • Managers or consultants interested in advancing their knowledge of the OH&S MS audit process
  • Internal auditors and individuals responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 45001
  • Technical experts interested in preparing for an OH&S MS audit
  • Expert advisors in occupational health and safety management

Course agenda

DAY 1 | Introduction to OH&S MS and ISO 45001

DAY 2 | Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

DAY 3 | On-site audit activities

DAY 4 | Closing the audit

DAY 5 | Certification Exam

Training material

The participant will receive training material containing more than 450 pages of information and practical examples in electronic form via the KATE app. As part of the full-time course, the participant will also receive printed training materials. 

Examination

The PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • DOMAIN 1 | Fundamental principles and concepts of an occupational health and safety management system
  • DOMAIN 2 | ISO 45001 requirements for an OH&S MS – Clauses 4 to 10
  • DOMAIN 3 | Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • DOMAIN 4 | Preparing for an ISO 45001 audit
  • DOMAIN 5 | Conducting an ISO 45001 audit
  • DOMAIN 6 | Closing an ISO 45001 audit
  • DOMAIN 7 | Managing an ISO 45001 audit program

The exam takes the form of a test consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions. It is an open-book exam, where candidates are allowed to use the following reference materials: training course materials, any personal notes taken during the training course, a hard copy dictionary, and a hard copy of a standard. The exam lasts 3 hours and can be taken online or in paper form. If you do not pass the exam, you can repeat the exam for free within 12 months.

For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

Price

The price includes participation in the course, electronic training materials, exam and PECB certification fees. In addition, the price of the full-time course includes a printed copy of the training material, lunch on the training days and refreshments.

Certification

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials shown in the table below. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential. 

For more information about the ISO 45001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The PECB ISO 45001 Auditor certification scheme has the following requirements:

Information about the course

Course Duration: 5 days
Exam: Yes
Exam Duration: 3 hrs
Retake Exam: Free

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CredentialExamProfessional experienceAudit experience
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Provisional AuditorPECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentNoneNone
PECB Certified ISO 45001 AuditorPECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTwo years: One year of work experience in OH&S managementAudit activities: a total of 200 hours
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in OH&S managementAudit activities: a total of 300 hours
PECB Certified ISO 45001 Senior Lead AuditorPECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor Exam or equivalentTen years: Seven years of work experience in OH&S managementAudit activities: a total of 1,000 hours

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