ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 14001 EMS Lead Auditor course is a comprehensive training program designed for professionals aiming to become certified Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditors. It provides an in-depth understanding of the ISO 14001 standard, focusing on auditing techniques and principles required to assess and report on the conformance and effective implementation of an EMS.

Module 1 serves as an introduction, covering the basics of ISO 14001, its benefits, structure, and policy requirements. It sets the foundation for understanding the environmental management framework and the various elements involved in setting up an EMS. Module 2 delves into operation planning, control, and audit preparation, while Module 3 focuses on on-site audit activities and the specific requirements of the EMS. Module 4 addresses the different phases of an audit, providing insights into the procedures, reporting, and follow-up actions. Finally, Module 5 prepares learners for the certification exam and guides them in planning an EMS audit.

By completing this course, learners will develop the expertise to conduct first, second, and third-party audits, ensuring that organizations are environmentally responsible and compliant with ISO 14001 standards.

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Course Prerequisites

To successfully undertake training in the ISO 14001 [EMS] Lead Auditor course, participants should have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of environmental management principles, concepts, and approaches.
  • Awareness of the key environmental management needs and trends relevant to organizations.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts of an Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Familiarity with ISO 14001 requirements or experience working with an EMS that conforms to ISO 14001.
  • It is beneficial to have some prior knowledge of how ISO standards are applied within organizations, though not strictly necessary.

These prerequisites are designed to ensure that participants can effectively engage with the course material and gain the most from the training. They are not intended to be barriers but rather to set a foundation for a productive learning experience.

Target Audience for ISO 14001 [EMS] Lead Auditor

The ISO 14001 [EMS] Lead Auditor course equips professionals to conduct environmental management system audits effectively.

Quality Managers

Environmental Consultants

Compliance Officers

Sustainability Specialists

Health, Safety and Environment Officers

Internal Auditors and External Auditors

Environmental Management Representatives

Risk Managers

Environmental Officers

Project Managers

Operations Managers

Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

Environmental Engineers

Product Managers

EMS and Sustainability Students

Environmental Policy Makers

Supply Chain Managers

Anyone looking to pursue a career in environmental management systems audit or consulting

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this ISO 14001 [EMS] Lead Auditor?

Brief Introduction to the Course's Learning Outcomes

Gain expertise in auditing an Environmental Management System (EMS) based on ISO 14001 standards, from understanding the fundamentals to conducting a full audit cycle and reporting.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Comprehend the purpose and benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.
  • Understand the ISO 14001 requirements, its structure, and the timeline for its implementation within an organization.
  • Learn the operational planning and control required for an effective EMS, including the management of documentation and nonconformities.
  • Grasp the principles, preparation, and execution of an EMS audit, including communication and documentation control.
  • Develop skills in conducting on-site audit activities, identifying and recording nonconformities, and effectively communicating findings.
  • Acquire the ability to establish and evaluate an organization's environmental policy and management system according to the ISO 14001 model.
  • Learn the phases of an audit, including the preparation, planning, conducting, reporting, follow-up, and closure.
  • Understand how to plan an EMS audit, select an audit team, define audit objectives, scope, and criteria, and create an audit plan and checklists.
  • Gain the knowledge to manage an audit program, including initiation, conducting, reporting, and follow-up of an audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Prepare for the ISO 14001 EMS Lead Auditor certification exam by understanding the exam structure and practicing with relevant materials.