OHSAS 18001:2007 Internal Auditor

Duration: 2 days

Course Objectives and Benefits

This course builds on the introductory course. It is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the structure, terms and fundamentals of the standard and how these are applicable in the maritime industry. It addresses related issues such as continual improvement and risk assessment. Principal emphasis is placed on creating an internal audit program, selecting and training of auditors, executing an audit plan, communication techniques and determining the effectiveness of an OHSAS management system as well as proper implementation and incorporation into a continual improvement process. Case studies in a marine context are included.

Course Highlights

•Introduction to occupational health and safety
•Typical OHS management system structure
•OHSAS 18001 – scope, definitions and requirements
•Accidents, incidents, near misses
•Risk management, loss prevention
•Risk assessment, hazard identification and controls
•Continual improvement process
•Emergency preparedness
•Integrating OHSAS 18001 into management system
•Implementation benefits and monitoring techniques
•Types of OH&S audits and basic steps in the development of an internal audit program
•Phases of an internal audit: planning, conducting, reporting, follow-up and verification of the audit
•Identifying the ‘Qualified Auditor’
•Techniques during audit investigations
•Case studies

Who Should Attend

Ship and shore-based staff requiring an understanding of the application of the OHSAS 18001 standard for auditing purposes.


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