ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

This course is designed to give participants the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to perform EFFECTIVE audits of Safety Management Systems.


5 Days



Max Number

10 per Instructor

Candidate Requirements

Participants attending the Lead Auditor course are expected to have prior knowledge of quality management principles and concepts, and the basic requirements of the relevant QMS standard.  A “Pre-course” pack will be issued to all delegates approximately 10 days before the training commences.



Course Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of a quality management system and explain the 8 principles of quality management. 
  • Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 19011. 
  • Interpret requirements of ISO 9001 in the context of an audit. 
  • Manage an audit programme. 
  • Understand the different types of audits. 
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors. 
  • Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011, demonstrate ability to Plan and prepare effectively. 
  • Gather objective evidence, through effective interviewing, observation, sampling and note taking. 
  • Analyse and interpret information in order to determine conformance with requirements. 
  • Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding non-conformity reports. 
  • Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective action. 
  • Professionally liaise with external auditors. 

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