Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer (5 days)

Mastering the implementation and management of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) based on OHSAS 18001:2007. This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects) and OHSAS 18002 (Guidelines for the implementation of OHSAS 18001).

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • OHSAS 18001 auditors who wish to fully understand the Occupational Health and Safety Management System implementation process
  • Persons responsible for the occupational Health and Safety or conformity in an organization
  • Members of an occupational Health and Safety team
  • Expert advisors in Health and Safety
  • Experts wanting to prepare for an occupational Health and Safety function or for an OHSMS project management function

Learning objectives

  • To uderstand the implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System in accordance with OHSAS 18001
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • To understand the relationship between the components of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System, including hazard assessment & management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To aquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an OHSMS as specified in OHSAS 18001
  • To aquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing OHSAS 18001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of occupational health and safety
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of occupational Health and Safety management

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) concepts as required by OHSAS 18001 ;Initiating an OHSMS

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Fundamental principles of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Presentation of OHSAS 18001 clause-by-clause
  • Preliminary analysis and determining the level of maturity of the existing occupational Health and Safety management system
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of an OHSMS

Day 2: Planning an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001

  • Definition of the scope of an OHSMS
  • Development of an occupational Health and Safety policies and objectives
  • Selection of the approach and methodology for hazard identification, hazard assessment and hazard control
  • Drafting the project plan

Day 3: Implementing an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of controls and writing procedures
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communication about the occupational health and safety
  • Operational control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Operations management of an OHSMS

Day 4: Controlling,monitoring ;measuring and improving an OHSMS;certification audit of an OHSMS

  • Controlling and monitoring an OHSMS
  • Development of metrics, performance indicators and dashboards
  • OHSAS 18001 Internal Audit
  • Management review of an OHSMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an OHSAS 18001 certification audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

Prerequisites

OHSAS 18001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of OHSAS 18001 is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including rôle playings and oral presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and certification

  • The “Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of occupational health and safety
    • Domain 2: Occupational Health and Safety Best Practices
    • Domain 3: Planning an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001
    • Domain 4: Implementing an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001
    • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of an OHSMS based on OHSAS 18001
    • Domain 7: Preparing for an OHSMS certification audit
  • The “Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified OHSAS 18001 Provisional Implementer, Certified OHSAS 18001 Implementer or Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPE(Continuing Professional Education ) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

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