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OHSAS 18001:2007 Training

Independent European Certifcation Limited only employs experienced full time lead auditors to run its training courses, this means that when you come to one of our courses, they are tailored to suit your needs by providing real life answers which are relevant to your industry and background.
There are obviously many different courses available in the market place, however we have selected to design and run a fully approved *IRCA OHSAS 18001:2007 OH&SMS auditor conversion course using the newly developed accelerated learning methodologies. (IRCA Course number A17259).

Well we believe that training courses should provide real practical benefit to the students who attend them. We also believe that successful students should obtain an internationally recognised qualification and this is why we have selected the International Register of Certified Auditors as our authorising body.

News:(12/04/2005) IRCA formally announced that Independent European Certifcation Limited has been granted permission to run IRCA's new accelerated learning OHSAS 18001 OH&SMS auditor conversion course .

What is Accelerated Learning?
In short, "accelerated learning" is a technique which immerses the student fully in the learning experience, an experience which uses all of the student's senses in order that information is not only remembered and regurgitated as traditional methods have proved, but one where information is captured, understood and retained for longer. "Accelerated learning" is the difference between learning a foreign language from a book and learning a foreign language whilst being in that country, surrounded by the language and immersed in the culture of that language.

What does this mean in the class room?
It means no endless hours of slide presentations, often referred to as "death by overhead". The new style course treats students as auditors right from the morning of day one of the course. The course uses practical exercises, role-plays, tutor model scenarios and model guide answers to stimulate the delegates throughout the entire duration of the learning experience.

What does the OHSAS 18001:2007 OH&SMS auditor conversion course cover?
The IRCA OHSAS 18001:2007 OH&SMS auditor conversion course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to assess the conformance of an organisation's Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, be it at an internal level, supplier assessment or independent 3rd Party level. Operating an effective Health & Safety Management System relies upon an effective audit by a competent OH & SMS auditor. This requires a comprehensive understanding of risk assessment, risk management and improvement processes.

What will I learn?
1. Understand the business benefits of an improvement based Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS). The management systems approach to managing Health & Safety hazards
2. Understand and apply the Process Approach, & Process Auditing
3. Understand the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of both health and safety risks in the context of an OH&SMS audit
4. Audit an organisation's ability to comply with relevant Health & Safety legislation
5. Interpret and understand the requirements of OHSAS 18001 & 18002 in an audit context
6. Plan, Conduct and Report a process based audit of an entire OH&SMS effectively

Who should take this course?

Auditors with competence in another process based management system (i.e. QMS, EMS) who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge to audit against OHSAS 18001. The pre-requirement to attend this course to fulfil IRCA conditions is that you should have attended a 5 day IRCA Lead Assessor course (such as 9001 or 14001) or acceptable alternative and have a basic understanding of the content, application and implementation of an OHSAS 18001 management system.

The rules as stipulated by IRCA state that all students are expected to have the following prior knowledge before attending this course (if not IRCA recommends students complete an IRCA certified OHSAS Foundation training course).

Knowledge of management systems audit through satisfactory completion of an IRCA-certificated (or acceptable alternative) Auditor/Lead Auditor training course in another discipline.

  • Knowledge of these occupational health & safety management principles and concepts:
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • The purpose and benefits of a an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system
  • A basic knowledge of managing occupational health and safety (OH&S) through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal and other requirements
  • A basic awareness of common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements
  • Commonly used OH&S terms and definitions as given in OHSAS 18001.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of OHSAS 18001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified OHSAS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

 IRCA also state that students who have not satisfactorily completed an IRCA-certificated (or acceptable alternative) Auditor/Lead Auditor training course in another discipline should be informed that they are unlikely to successfully complete this three-day course and will find the five-day EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor training course more appropriate.

How long is the course?
3 days including a final 2-hour written examination.

How much is this course?
The cost of the course is £645.00 excluding VAT. This price covers the course, all training materials, lunches on the course, final examination and certificate issue.
Note: For bookings of more than one student discounts are available on request. For bookings of 4 or more students we are able to run the course within your premises - contact us for a personalised quotation.

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