QSA Approved Auditor


Become a RoSPA Approved Safety Auditor.

A good health and safety record is a competitive advantage and a reflection of management strength. By auditing current performance, informed decisions can be made, actions prioritised and resources allocated. Furthermore, regular reviews of safety performance will lead to a culture of continuous improvement.

RoSPA's renowned Quality Safety Audit (QSA) portfolio includes a safety training course for organisations wishing to have their own in-house "competent auditor" who works to RoSPA’s high standards.

This course covers:

  • Working through HSG65 and BS8800
  • Principles of auditing
  • Carrying out an audit of a fictitious company
  • Presentation of audit findings at closing meeting

This course is intended for those with some knowledge or previous training, who will be in a position to carry out an audit of their organisation's safety management systems and wish to learn the skills and practices of effective safety auditing through the use of the QSA workbook.

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Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

Course objectives

This course aims to impart a knowledge and understanding of HSG65 and provide delegates with experience of auditing safety management systems.

On completion of the course delegates should have developed competence in the implementation of the QSA system in line with HSG65 and BS8800. Auditors will in general follow the practices identified in "Guidelines for auditing management system" BS EN ISO 19011:2018.

Delegates should have an understanding of the formulation and development of management systems in relation to policy, organising, planning, implementing, measuring performance and review.

Further information

In order to prepare for the course delegates are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the HSE guidance document HSG65 "Successful Health and Safety Management".

In order to attain RoSPA Approved Quality Auditor status these delegates must submit an audit of their organisation to RoSPA, ideally within six months of attending the course. This audit submission will be moderated and if approved delegates will be entered on a register of Approved QSA Auditors and their organisation will be registered as a QSA company.


Those who successfully complete the course including the written exam will be awarded a RoSPA Certificate of Training.

Location Duration Start Dates
Birmingham 4 Days 22/10/2019
Edinburgh 4 Days 03/03/2020
In-company 4 Days Call for dates


All prices are subject to VAT.

  • An understanding of the required skills and practices of effective safety auditing
  • Delegates are trained on a specific and respected auditing system, as well as auditing principles in use at hundreds of premises, allowing clients to benchmark against other similar clients
  • RoSPA's QSA system is provided in workbook and software format (six-month licence) to assist implementation in organisations
  • Delegates submit a "live" audit, which is moderated free of charge by the RoSPA tutor.

In-company Training

More and more organisations are now using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

RoSPA can even carry out a training needs analysis and map out exactly what training your staff need at all levels within the business. You can view our full range of In-company Training courses by looking at our In-company Training page.

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