OHSAS 18001 Auditors, time is running out to update your CV!
The three year 'grace period' granted for auditors to refresh their Health and Safety qualification -- in line with the requirements of the replacement International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 45001:2018 -- ends in 2021.
Re-train or update?
ISO 45001 takes over from the out-going OHSAS 18001:2007 British Standard, and the good news is that auditors previously trained to 18001 do not have to re-take an entire Internal or Lead Auditor course again to stay 'valid' -- you can update your qualification through attendance on this SQMC (or similar) one-day module. Please note that auditors who are personally registered with IRCA may require to undertake a two-day course, not offered by SQMC.
I'm not an auditor. Should I attend?
This Transition workshop will be beneficial for anyone responsible for the implementation or maintenance of an ISO 45001-based Safety Management System. Managers affected by an 'SMS' should also consider attending the course, to gain a clear understanding of how the changes and additional clauses will impact their role.
Freelance consultants and trainers will also want to attend, and the course is worth 7 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points in the Chartered Quality Institute.
A very brief summary of what's covered
This course focuses predominantly on the 'nuts and bolts' of the ISO 45001:2018 Standard. The most notable issues to be covered during our the workshop are:
- The major new clause which covers the Management of Risk
- The other major new clause covering the Context of an Organisation
- An explanation of "Annex SL" - the inspired framework on which all Management Systems Standards are being built
Participants who successfully complete the SQMC continuous assessment exercises throughout the course are awarded a Scottish Quality Management Centre Certificate of Successful Completion.
Length of course
1 day (9.00 am until 5.00 pm)
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- Fully-licensed copy of ISO 45001
- 18001 > 45001 Correlation Matrix
- Course notes
SuitabilityIdeal for auditors, managers, and staff already working with OHSAS 18001
Assessment & CertificationThose who successfully complete their assessed exercises will be awarded with a Transition Certificate, updating their previously held OHSAS 18001 auditor qualification; in line with the requirements of the Standard.
Arrange this course in-house anywhere in Europe, or virtually online.