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Locations & Dates:

Date: 15 - 19 Oct 2017
Ref: S7037
Location: Lebanon (Beirut)
Fees: 2500 

MERC Training Center reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer with a reasonable notice time.
One extra free place for every 2 paid nominees

Social auditors play an essential role in maintaining the integrity to ensure human rights in workplaces around the world.

Part 1: SA8000 Advanced Auditor Pre-Requisite

This course reviews fundamental concepts and highlights from SAI’s  Basic Auditor classroom course. It is a pre-requisite to SAI’s Advanced Auditor classroom course. The goal is to promote a stimulating, value-added learning environment - where all participants enter the Advanced Auditor classroom well-prepared and ready to engage with trainers and peers in the advanced exercises and discussions. The course can also be taken as a standalone, for those seeking a primer or refresher on key aspects of management-systems based auditing for labor standards.

Topics include:

  • Auditor Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge
  • International Labor Conventions and Standards
  • Labor Standards Elements: Child Labor, Forced Labor, Health & Safety, Freedom of Association, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration and Management Systems
  • SA8000 System
  • Auditor Role and Audit Process
  • Preview of Advanced Auditor Course: Enhancing Auditor Competencies.

The course may be accessed on-demand at the participant's convenience. On-screen slides, recorded audio/video, and non-scored quizzes provide an interactive learning experience. Finally, a scored on-screen exam helps participants gauge whether they have effectively absorbed the material.

Part 2: SA8000 Advanced Auditor

Reinforces and develops advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes for experienced social auditors. The class builds on the collective experiences of the participants, offering insight into fundamental issues that arise on a regular basis in field assessments.

Key topics:

  • Expanded compliance knowledge of industry sector and regional issues
  • Enhanced auditing skills and expertise through extensive case studies and role play exercises
  • Tools to assess adequate levels of client performance in areas such as basic needs wage, overtime hours, freedom of association and control of suppliers
  • Interview techniques essential to gathering accurate information from workers, NGOs, labor organizations and other parties

This course is designed to simulate an audit and includes document review, worker interviews, writing non-conformance requests and conducting open and closed meetings.

The class concludes with a one-hour examination taken on the final day of the course to ensure that each student has absorbed the critical teaching points successfully and students who successfully pass are awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.