Lead Auditor for Health and Safety (IOSH) and Environment (IEMA) - HS47

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Intermediate
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Mark Bowers
  • Mr. Christopher Dougherty
  • Mr. Phillip Duckett
  • Ms. Kerry Jane Edwards
  • Mr. Andrew Newborough
  • Ms. Naomi Warr


Related courses
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - HS55
The Brilliant HSE Professional - HS59
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This auditor training course is uniquely approved by IEMA and IOSH for developing integrated management systems auditors for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001. It is recognized by IEMA (and others) for accreditation as a lead auditor, after suitable practical experience. Participants work in teams of internal auditors to appraise the HSE-MS of Petros Barola Ltd, a fictitious but highly-realistic case study based on the distribution department of an integrated oil company located on the island of Barola. Each audit team is led by an experienced lead auditor, through each stage of a 5-day audit in real time. The audit includes an opening meeting, live interviews, corporate documents and test results. The class concludes with a presentation of the audit report to senior management. The class is firmly based in the principles of corporate responsibility for risk management and business control, and the theory and practice of modern risk-based auditing. The book 'HSEQ Audits - A Risk-based Approach' by Stephen Asbury is included for all participants.
Designed For
HSE professionals, line managers and supervisors; aspiring and experienced auditors. The class has proven extremely beneficial for those preparing for secondment to an audit team.
You will learn
  • Lead/participate effectively in an audit or review in line with the standards of the auditing profession, including ISO 19011
  • Relate audit to the essential principles of corporate governance, risk management, business control and management system standards
  • Add value for senior management from the auditing process
  • Apply the skills necessary to conduct an effective HS/E audit, including: Familiarizing with the auditee's business environment and objectives
  • Developing a risk-based work plan
  • Effective interviewing, reviewing and testing techniques
  • Recording, analyzing and assessing audit findings
  • Evaluating the auditee's HS/E-MS
  • Summarizing, presenting and reporting at high level the audit results to management
Course Content
  • Risk management and business control
  • Principles of auditing (ISO 19011)
  • Initiating and planning any audit
  • Reviewing and testing effectiveness
  • Effective interviewing
  • Legal and ethical aspects relevant to auditing
  • Developing audit findings and writing business-focused recommendations