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Lead Auditor & ISM Audits


This course objective is to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a full audit of an organization's Management System in the capacity of Lead Auditor dedicated for the ISM Code. It will also give the confidence to effectively audit a Management system in accordance with internationally recognized best practice techniques.

 

Become a certified ISM Lead auditor and demonstrate your commitment towards continual improvement through our Lead Auditor & ISM Audits course.

 

The course covers the requirements related to lead auditor responsibilities respectively and finally the issues and factors that affect ISM Audits.

 

Aims & Objectives
  • Attract and retain customers by meeting their current and future needs
  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISM audit
  • Interpret ISM requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements

 

Learning Outcomes

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an ISM audit
  • Identify the purpose and benefits of a management system
  • Explain the role and the responsibilities of the Lead Auditor
  • Expand the audit principles in relation to ISM code and the verification for certification.

Who should attend?
  • People involved in the audit process
  • People who wish to become competent ISM Lead Auditors
  • Management Representatives
  • Quality managers
  • Directors
  • Consultants
  • Designated Persons Ashore (DPAs) and assistant DPAs
 
Relative conventions:
  • ISO 19011:2011 - Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • ISM code

 

Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Basic Knowledge of ISO standards, ISM management systems and auditing process

 

Available in-house/distant learning? Yes

 

Created by: LiberoAssurance

 

Part A: Lead auditor
The Audit
  • Performing QMS audit activities
  • Performing an audit
Audit Steps
  • Audit Plan
  • Developing Checklists
  • Opening Meeting
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Recording Results
  • Closing Meeting
  • Audit Follow-up Activities
Audit Programme
  • Establishing the Audit programme objectives
  • Identifying and evaluating audit programme risks
  • Process flow for the management of an audit programme
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Audit programme Implementation
  • Process of collecting and verifying information
Audit team
  • Knowledge and skills of an audit team leader
  • How to evaluate an Auditor
Psychological factors during an audit
  • Attitudes and relationships
  • Obstacles & communication
  • Space & Time issues
  • Body language
  • Cultural factors
  • Principles of Listening
  • Questions & questioning
 
Part B: ISM Code Audit, Certification & Verification
Company verification, review and evaluation
  • Review of Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Internal Audits Intervals Key Issues
  • Internal Audit? at which extent?
  • Internal Audit Why?
  • Internal audit before an external audit
  • What about DPA and Audits?
Certification and verification
  • Requirements for SMC, DoC
  • Comments on the requirements
Interim certification
  • ISM Code Requirements
  • Comments on the requirements
Verification
  • Audit report
  • Corrective action follow-up
  • More Company responsibilities pertaining to safety management audits
  • Responsibilities of the Organization (or Flag) performing the ISM Code certification
  • Standards of Management for the Organization performing Certification
  • Qualification Arrangements
  • Certification Procedures & Instructions
  • Responsibilities of the verification team & Lead Auditor
  • More Guidance for Certification / Verifications
  • Standards for Auditors
  • Standards of Competence for Auditors
Forms of certificates
  • Document of Compliance
  • Safety Management Certificate
  • Interim Document of Compliance
  • Interim Safety Management Certificate

 

Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Lead Auditor & ISM Audits
  • “ISM Lead Auditor” Certificate

 

Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • Terms and definitions
  • No. of slides: 157

 

Resources
  • Reading lists and resources available in the presentations

 

Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 19
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrolment duration: 90 days (starting from date of purchase)
Credits
  • CPD Points: 19
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.6

 

Assessment methods

Hours

% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Lead Auditor & ISM Audits

1

100

60

Outcomes/Certificates

On successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’


 

 

 

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190,00 €



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