Environmental Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course

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BSI’s “Environmental Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (ISO 14001)” teaches the principles and practices of effective environmental management system audits in accordance with ISO 14001 and ISO 19011, “Guidelines for auditing management systems”.  Experienced BSI tutors will guide delegates through the entire audit process, from initiating the audit through to conducting audit follow-up. 

By attending this course delegates will gain the necessary auditing skills, developed through a balance of formal classroom tutorials, practical role-playing, group workshops, and open forum discussions.

IRCA Certified Course (A17714)
This course is certified by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and meets the training requirements for IRCA EMS auditor certification.


Who should attend?

  • Environmental professionals interested in conducting first-party, second-party, and/or third-party audits
  • Management Representatives
  • Directors with responsibility for environmental performance (including energy management)
  • Managers
  • Consultants

Course Duration

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this training, delegates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the purpose of an environmental management system and the business and societal benefits of improving environmental performance
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a environmental management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate)
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a environmental management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate)

How will I benefit?

Successful completion of this training course, by passing the relevant examination and skills assessment, will demonstrate knowledge and basic skills to undertake and lead a management systems audit.

Prerequisites

Before starting this course, you must inform students that they are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

 a) Knowledge of the following environmental management principles and concepts:

  • The concept of environmental sustainable development whereby an organisation must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future.
  • The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an environmental management system where none currently exists.
  • Evaluation of activities, products and services in order to establish the environmental aspects associated with normal operating conditions, abnormal conditions such as start up and shutdown and emergency situations and accidents.
  • Considerations of environmental aspects with respect to
    • Emission to air, release to water and release to land
    • Use of raw materials, natural resources and energy
    • Energy emitted and lost e.g. heat, radiation, vibration, steam, and compressed air.
    • Public nuisance such as light pollution, noise, and odour
    • Environmental legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an environmental management system.
    • Typical methods for evaluation of the significant impacts of the environmental aspects identified and how their ranking influences operational control and priorities for improvement.

b) Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001, which may be gained by completing an IRCA certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.

It is advisable that delegates have either attended an internal auditors course, or had experience with conducting internal or supplier audits.

Written exam is conducted on Day 5

What's included?

  • Course notes
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
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