Overview of OHSAS 18001

Overview of OHSAS 18001

on request
1 day
Job Skills and CPD

Course description

Course objectives

On completing this course the participant will:

– Understand the background and underlying structure of OHSAS 18001,

– Be able to identify hazards, assess risks and identify appropriate controls,

– Obtain an understanding of health and safety legislation,

– Develop OHS objectives, targets and implementation programme(s),

– Draft relevant OHSMS documentation,

– Identify relevant performance monitoring approaches,

– Understand internal auditing, corrective and preventive actions.


Course programme

– Background and introduction to OHS management,

– The PDCA cycle, requirements of OHSAS 18001,

– Initial Status Review (ISR),

– OHSMS scope policy,

– Hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures,

– Principles of OHS legislation and current legislation,

– Development of OHS objectives, targets and management programme,

– OHS roles, responsibilities, training and communication,

– OHSMS documentation and document control,

– Control of operational activities,

– Planning for emergency response,

– Performance monitoring, measurement and compliance evaluation,

– Internal audits and management reviews,

– Role of third party auditors/certification bodies and preparation for certification,

– Key do’s and don’ts.

Case studies, discussions and interactive, problem-based individual and group training exercises are used to reinforce delegates’ learning.


Who should attend

This course will be of interest to anyone involved in the design, development and implementation of an OHSMS including health and safety, environmental and quality managers and advisors, line management and supervisors, safety representatives and integrated risk managers. This introduction will also be of interest to health and safety auditors or anyone looking to improve their knowledge of good safety management practice and understand OHSAS 18001.