Management Systems Lead Auditor - AUD

Discipline: Multi-Discipline Training / Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Intermediate
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  • About the course
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Our Lead Auditor course provides a rigorous approach to conducting a risk-based internal audit of any structured means of control aligned to the international standard guidance ISO 19011. We use ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 45001 (health and safety) as reference frameworks, but our approach could be applied to ISO 9001 (quality) or your own organization's management systems. A copy of the best-selling book 'Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits - A Risk-based Approach' is included for each participant. For the duration of the class, participants are assigned to a 5-6-person audit team, led by an experienced Lead Auditor. This course allows participants to relate audit to the essential principles of corporate governance and risk management. It also adds value for senior management from the auditing process through provision of a high-level, future-focused opinion. The course includes a week-long practical implementation case study set in the fictional highly-realistic setting of oil products distribution company Melvis Group where the new learning is validated through application. Please see for more information. This course is approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) in conjunction with SMC - see website
New management system auditors, experienced auditors aspiring to progress to Lead Auditor status, department managers wanting to understand the audit process or prior to secondment to an internal audit team.
How To:
  • Lead/participate in an audit or review in line with the standards of the auditing profession, including ISO 19011:2018
  • Initiate an internal audit plan
  • Prepare a risk-based audit plan to steer the conduct of any audit
  • Conduct audit fieldwork including the necessary reviews and tests to substantiate findings
  • Report the audit results and present to senior management
  • Risk management and business control
  • Principles of auditing (ISO 19011)
  • Initiating and planning a management systems audit
  • Review and test
  • Effective interview skills
  • Legal and ethical aspects of auditing
  • Developing audit findings and writing recommendations
  • Reporting audit results and following up