Online auditing an ISO 45001:2018 OHS management system


The purpose of this online course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct an internal or external health and safety (OH&S) management system (OHSMS) audit and to evaluate an organisation’s arrangements for identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risks, and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the management of OH&S.

Participants will also be provided with knowledge of safety management system standards, and specifically, auditing against the international standard ISO 45001:2018. Awareness of auditing compliance with applicable OH&S legislative requirements and/or industry-specific accreditation or specification systems against agreed benchmarks is also included. The simple premise of this course is that participants will be able to conduct an OHSMS Audit by following the requirements of these standards.

The AUDIT PROCESS described in ISO 19011:2018
The AUDIT CRITERIA detailed in ISO 45001:2018
The RISK APPROACH defined by ISO 31000:2018

This course covers the following modules:

Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: An ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS, this module will introduce you to the occupation health and safety concepts.
Module 3: ISO 19011- Auditing Management Systems, This module will provide you with an overview of the audit process and related concepts.
The below modules will take you through an audit of an occupation health and safety system against the ISO 45001 Standard, based on the PDCA cycle step of “Plan”
Module 4: Auditing an OHSMS- Plan
Module 5: Auditing an OHSMS- Do,
Module 6: Auditing an OHSMS- Check
Module 7: Auditing an OHSMS- Act
Module 8: Writing an Audit Report
Module 9 Course Summary, this will Summarises the course and outlines details on your assessment activity completion.
Module 10: Course End Assessment Offline Assessment Activities Workbook

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

Understand the application of ISO 45001:2018 to an OHSMS
Understand and explain how the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) framework relates to the process approach promoted in ISO 45001:2018
Prepare and plan to conduct an audit on an organisation’s OHSMS
Conduct an effective audit for their organisation or any other organisation
Systematically examine an OHSMS against the audit criteria ISO 45001:2018
Undertake audit activities including gathering objective evidence
Audit and evaluate an organisation’s OH&S performance
Learn and apply risk management techniques to identify OH&S issues
This course does not contribute towards the BSB60615 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety. If you are working towards the diploma, register on the face to face course – Auditing an ISO 45001:2018 OHS Management system.

Upon successful completion of all formal assessments, participants will receive the following TPECS competency units which are certified by Exemplar Global:

Certificate of Attainment

Exemplar Global – OH 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
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This course is designed for people who have managerial responsibilities for their organisation’s OHSMS and/or are responsible for managing, monitoring and auditing the performance of the system. It is also designed for health and safety practitioners who have been or will become involved in OH&S assurance audits, second party (i.e. vendor) audits and/or third-party audits.The course focuses on developing the knowledge and practical skills of participants in the principals and practices of auditing the performance of OHSMS.This course also forms part of the five-day Lead Auditor course for those participants planning to become an OHS Lead Auditor.

There are no entry requirements for this course. However it is assumed that participants have a good working knowledge of ISO 45001:2018 and are employed in a relevant OHS or WHS role and have access to an organisation to conduct workplace-based assessment tasks in order to gain the nationally recognised units of competency. SAI Global has a number of non-accredited introductory ISO 45001 courses to assist participants to develop a fundamental skills and knowledge of ISO 45001:2018. It is recommended that this course is completed following completion of the Online ISO 45001:2018 Foundation course.

Frequently Asked Questions
What standards are relevant to this course?
ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety

What accreditation or recognition does this course have?
This course is an Examplar Global certified, upon completion of required components, you we receive Certificate of Attainment with Exemplar Global OH 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems unit.

Does this course have any assessment requirements?
To obtain the Exemplar Global unit of competency students must successfully complete the offline activities and submit with 6 months from completion of the course online component.

How do I access my certificate?
Your certificate will be sent to you electronically upon completion of the course.

What other courses are relevant to this course?
Other relevant courses that build on the knowledge and skills gained in this course include;Implementing an ISO 45001:2018 Management SystemISO 45001:2018 OHS Risk ManagementOnline ISO 45001:2018 Foundation Online Lead Auditor Training

How long does the course take to complete?
This course is the equivalent of the 2 day in class course. We estimate the average student will take approximately 5 hours to complete the online component and 15 hours for offline activities over a period of 12 months.

What are the IT requirements?
Windows users should have access to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. Browsers that can be used include; IE10, IE11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari. This course is compatible with tablets.

By completing this course participants will be able to:

Understand the application of ISO 45001 to an OHSMS.
Understand and explain how the PDCA framework relates to the process approach promoted in ISO45001.
Prepare and plan to conduct an audit on an organisations OHS Management System.
Systematically examine a OHS Management System against the audit criteria ISO 45001.
Undertake audit activities including gathering objective evidence against ISO45001.
Audit and evaluate an organisation’s OHS performance
Learn and apply risk management techniques to identify OHS issues
Write a report to senior management about the results of an audit with clear conclusions and findings statements
Important Note: consistent with the international standard ISO 45001:2018 this document refers to OH&S to describe occupational health and safety. This terminology is inclusive of the use of work health and safety (WHS) and/or occupational safety and health (OSH), as appropriate to the applicable region and/or jurisdiction where this course is being delivered. The use of WHS is used by accreditation and certification bodies when referring to units of competency.