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ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training consists of 3 modules, which cover the following content:

Module 1: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

  • About Safety Management Systems
  • Role and benefits of ISO 18001
  • Importance of ISO 18001 in an organisation
  • Models and principles
  • Core fundamental concepts
  • Understand key terms and definitions
  • The need for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Purpose, features, history and goals of ISO 18001
  • Introduction to risk management
  • Phases of ISO 18001
  • Preparing for emergency and response
  • OHSAS clauses
  • Analyse the existing OHSMS in an organisation
  • Make and write plans for proper implementation of OHSMS

Module 2: Why Have an ISO 18001 System?

  • Policies
  • Associated Risks
  • The scope of ISO 18001 in an organisation
  • Implementing policies
  • Targets and objectives
  • Improving continuously by analysing the present state
  • The relationship between different components
  • Reviewing performance and implementing controls

Module 3: Plan, Do, Check, Act Model

  • Structure and elements of successful ISO 18001 implementation
  • Risk assessment principles
  • Self-regulation
  • Requirements of organisation
  • Components of policies
  • Staying up to date with latest approaches

Module 4: Role and Responsibilities of an Internal Auditor

  • The audit tools and techniques
  • Plan and prepare health and safety audits reports
  • Using checklists
  • Interview
  • Evaluation
  • Sampling
  • Notes
  • Observation
  • Conducting, writing and reporting audits
  • Improvements by reviewing reports
  • Implementation techniques
  • Corrective and preventive actions
  • Conduct meetings

Module 5: Scope of OHSMS in an Organisation

  • Identification and control of hazards
  • Methods and techniques for controlling hazards
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Implementing the best suitable frameworks
  • Make project plan and business cases

Module 6: Role and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer

  • About internal and external auditing
  • Create and analyse reports made by other auditors
  • Training and awareness programs for other members of the organisation
  • Enhancing communication with other auditors
  • Emergency preparation and response to conflicting situations
  • Implement security measures
  • Handling emergency situations
  • Understanding security models
  • Prevent health hazards
  • Evaluate performance

Module 7Monitoring and Continuous Review

  • Performance indicators
  • Decision making in compliance with the OHSMS
  • Frameworks in compliance to ISO 18001
  • Proper documentation and test plans
  • Conduct meetings with other members and auditors
  • Manage incidents and reduce safety risks
  • Implement controls in respective required areas
  • Methods for monitoring and measuring performance
  • Approaches for continuous improvement
  • Preventive and corrective action
  • Training and awareness program for employees

Module 8: Role and Responsibilities of a Lead Auditor

  • Verification tools
  • Feedback and exercises  
  • Regulations and legislation

Module 9: Resolving Health and Safety Issues

  • Health surveillance
  • Frameworks
  • Legal
  • Normative
  • Regulatory
  • Approaches to evidence and reports
  • Enhancing communication
  • Audit procedures
  • Review reports and documents
  • Verify reports
  • Techniques for verifying reports
  • Quality review
  • Documentation
  • Implementing correct action plans
  • Audit management system
  • ISO 18001 certification process

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Who should attend this ISO 18001 Training Course?

This course is designed for those who need to complete internal and external audits within their daily role and those who manage auditing teams. Specific roles this will benefit include:

  • Health and Safety managers
  • Consultants
  • Internal auditors
  • Quality and environmental managers
  • Risk Manager
  • Supervisors


There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 18001 training course

ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training consists of a 5-day course that aims to build on the skills of existing auditors, enabling them to expand their knowledge to complete external audits, as well as internal audits. In addition to this, candidates will learn how to implement new policies effectively that will improve Health and Safety issues.

The ISO 18001 standard provides organisations with guidelines for their Occupational Health and Safety Systems so they can achieve international standards. This is to ensure that companies are providing sufficient instruction, information, training, and supervision of Health and Safety within their organisation, that is in line with current legislation on Health and Safety at Work.

This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training course is the third of four certifications within the ISO 18001 standard. The first in this series is the ISO 18001 Foundation course, the second is the ISO 18001 Internal Auditor course, and the final course is the ISO 18001 Lead Implementer

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What's included in this ISO 18001 Training Course?

This training course includes:

  • The ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments 

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ISO 18001 Lead Auditor Exam

In order to complete this ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training, delegates must pass the associated exam. The exam will take place at the end of the final day of the course when all content has been covered. The exam is:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 40 minutes
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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ISO 18001 Lead Auditor FAQs


An occupational disease is a disease that is related to exposure of a risk factor, substance, or action that is harmful to health, in the work place. It may cause a disease immediately after exposure, after a period of delay, or after repeated encounters with the risk factor.
Health and Safety defines a set of regulations and procedures that aim to prevent injury or accident in the workplace or a public place.
Yes, an examination will be need to be passed in order to complete this ISO 18001 Lead Auditor certification.
Yes, this ISO 18001 Lead Auditor course is the third of four courses within ISO 18001. The ISO 18001 Foundation course and the ISO 18001 Internal Auditor should be completed prior to this course. The final course within the series is the ISO 18001 Lead Implementer.
The Knowledge Academy offers ISO 18001 Lead Auditor courses in a range of locations across the UK and around the world. This makes it easy to find a training venue near you.
This ISO 18001 Lead Auditor training is a 5 day course.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for ISO 18001 Lead Auditor certification in Australia starts from AUD3595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 18001 Lead Auditor.

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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