OHSAS 18001:2007 Internal Auditor

This highly interactive two-day training programme focuses on the principles and techniques that are required to effectively audit health and safety systems. This course is registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA).


The OHSAS 18001:2007 standard is seen as a means to improve the overall health and safety legislative compliance and existing system arrangements. Internal auditing is one of the fundamental mechanisms for maintaining but also for developing and improving existing working practices within an organisation. This IRCA registered course focuses delegates on the most important attributes of the OHSAS 18001:2007 management system and helps them to understand the role of the auditor in development and improvement of this system.

Who Should Attend?

This course is essential for those who will undertake internal health and safety management system audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement an internal audit programme. The course does not require any past auditing or health and safety management experience.

Course Objectives

To enable delegates to effectively plan, perform, evaluate and report the results of internal health and management system safety audits and to help delegates understand the key attributes of a good health and safety management system and the role of the internal auditor in its continual improvement and development.

Course Content

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Brief overview of current health and safety legislation
  • Structure and principles of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
  • Audit techniques
  • Auditor attributes and skills
  • NCRs and categorisation

What Are The Benefits?

This course, combined with an OH&SMS Foundation Course, satisfies the formal training requirement for those wishing to register with the IRCA as an Internal OH&SMS Auditor. Successful delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal health and safety effectively. This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with the IRCA as an Internal Health and Safety Auditor.

In – House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style Of Delivery And Course Leaders

A combination of presentations and guided exercises and a highly interactive role-play exercise involving a simulated audit makes this course both highly beneficial and enjoyable for participants. Our course leaders are trained in health and safety management systems and are qualified and experienced auditors with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an IRCA registered certificate.