Course Overview

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 understand 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 acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an OHSMS as specified in OHSAS 18001
  • To acquire 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 role playing 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
 

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