About Course

Audits are essential to all management systems as they provide the means to establish status of conformity. This program advocates wholistic approach to minimize disruptions to operations, identify risks and protect the health and wellbeing of workers.

The ISO 45001 Lead Auditor training course also referred to as OHSMS Lead Auditor training introduces the principles of health and safety management systems and how the standards of ISO 45001 can be implemented and audited.

This CQI certified course is carefully designed, using proven management techniques, to promote, and to protect the physical and mental well-being of workers with a focus on reducing occupational injuries and diseases. Participants are trained to receive expert skills and knowledge to carry out audits in OHS.

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to enable participants learn how to:

  • Carry out first-party to third-party audits of occupational health and safety management system.
  • Improve worker’s safety
  • Understand processes to prevent risk and hazard assessment.
  • Become competent and consistent in OHS audits
  • Implement good OHS policies
  • Reduce work-related injuries, ill-health and deaths

Course Outline

The program covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety Management System
  • Understanding OH&SMS in General
  • Audit Management, its roles, and the responsibilities
  • Approach to Audit
  • Audit Execution
  • Non-Conformity reporting and corrective action
  • Audit Reporting

Learning Activities

  • Course work is based on theory and activity
  • Tutor support
  • Continuous Assessment
  • Final Examination

Training Methodology

Training is delivered by Classroom (physical training) or Online training.

The Physical training consists of physical lectures with a live tutor, videos, discussions, activities, assignments, and professional experiences among delegates and trainers. During this period, delegates will be guided by our CQI Approved tutors, who are dedicated to ensuring sessions are successfully delivered.

The Online training consists of various proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. In online training, lectures are conducted the same way physical training is conducted except that it is virtual. Learners can pause, replay, rewind, fast forward a video, and enjoy a lecture from any location.

Who should attend

This CQI certified course is suitable for everyone seeking to build professional competence in the subject-area and auditors and individuals who performance quality management audits leading to certifications and are responsible for maintaining conformance of quality management requirements. Highly recommended for technical experts and advisors.

Fees and Duration

ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor certified course fee is NGN180,000 (228 pounds) for physical training. At the same time, the online training mode cost NGN160,000 (203 pounds). The fee covers lectures, continuous assessment, examination, course materials. Novelle Center provides a flexible payment plan in 3 installment payments.

A total of 5 days is required to complete the physical training, while the online training consists of 30 days to complete.

Exam, Result and Certificate

The examination is paper based after course completion. A pass mark of 70% (63 marks) is required for certification. Results are released within 30 working days, and hard copy certificates within 20 days.

Participants who succeed at the examination are issued Certificate of Achievements. While those unsuccessful are issued with Certificates of Attendance.

Course Benefits

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you become eligible to apply for both CQI and IRCA international membership. Joining the CQI and IRCA makes you part of a unique network of thousands of professionals working and leading audits in management systems. Membership gives you opportunities for learning, development, networking and a well deserved recognition in the professional community.


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