Essential Occupational Health and Safety: ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor (PECB)

Show your concern for the welfare of your fellow employees by learning the audit techniques presented.

Brief Occupational Health and Safety Management Course Description

You will learn how to set up and perform an audit of the organization's Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) as specified in ISO 45001. This course is presented by a certified PECB instructor either live or via online meeting.

The course duration is five days, and the certification exam is scheduled for day 5 of the class.


Once you pass the exam, you will be able to order your credential and certificate, which PECB will send to you. Based on your career experience you will have several credential options available to you.


Why should I take this course?

Health and safety is a high company priority. This course will prepare you to be a leader in your organization for occupational health and safety. You will also be able to plan and perform a company audit for virtually any company anywhere that wants an ISO 45001 certification. Obtaining this certification shows that you care about employee health and safety.


How does it work?

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ISO 45001 Lead Auditor


How will you benefit from this course?

You will  develop the necessary skillset to perform occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) audits by utilizing recognized audit principles, procedures, and methods.

This training course strengthens your knowledge and skills to plan and carry out an OH&S MS audit in compliance with the guidelines for auditing management systems provided in ISO 19011 and the certification process described in ISO/IEC 17021-1.

This course covers the most important aspects of an OH&S MS audit: ISO 45001 requirements, auditing principles, tools and techniques used to obtain evidence, leading a team of auditors, conducting interviews with auditees, reviewing documented information, drafting nonconformity reports, and preparing the final audit report.

You will be able to take the exam. If you pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 45001 Lead Auditor” credential.

Are you one of these?

  • Interested in performing and leading OH&S MS certification audits
  • A manager or consultant interested in advancing their knowledge of the OH&S MS audit process
  • Responsible for maintaining conformity to the requirements of ISO 45001
  • A technical expert interested in preparing for an OH&S MS audit
  • Expert advisors in occupational health and safety management

Learning objectives

This training course enables you to:

  • Develop an overall understanding of the ISO 45001 requirements and interpret them in the context of an OH&S MS audit
  • Understand the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on an OH&S MS audit, in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Plan an audit, lead a team of auditors, draft nonconformity reports
  • Act with due professional care during an OH&S MS audit

Educational approach

This course utilizes:

  • Theories, best practices used in occupational health and safety management auditing
  • Lectures, which include practical exercises based on a case study that employs role-playing and discussion
  • Interactions, made between participants by means of questions and suggestions
  • Exercises, which are a simulation and preview of the certification exam


The main requirements for participating in this training course are: a fundamental understanding of ISO 45001 and a comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

Course agenda


Day 1: Introduction to OH&S MS and ISO 45001

Day 2: Audit principles and the preparation for and initiation of an audit

Day 3: On-site audit activities

Day 4: Closing the audit

Day 5: Certification exam

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor



The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an occupational health and safety management system

Domain 2: Occupational health and safety management system (OH&S MS) requirements

Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

Domain 4: Preparing for an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 6: Closing an ISO 45001 audit

Domain 7: Managing an ISO 45001 audit program

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor



Once you pass the exam, you will be able to apply for the credentials appropriate to your experience level. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about the ISO 45001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.


ISO 45001 Lead Auditor

General Information


  • The course fees include both certification and exam costs.
  • You will receive over 450 pages of information and practical examples.
  • You will be issued 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits once you finish the course.
  • If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.

Occupational health and safety is essential in the workplace

ISO 45001 Lead Auditor 

Show your concern for the health and welfare of fellow employees by mastering occupational health and safety audit techniques.


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