Lean Practitioner (ISO 18404) Training Course

Lean methods provide a simple and effective approach to identifying and removing waste in processes thereby increasing the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of an organizations operations. 

This interactive and highly practical three day course will provide first-hand experience of the approaches and tools of Lean that are used to affect continual improvement (a goal for most organizations and a requirement of standards such as ISO 9001:2015).

Who should attend?

  • This course is aimed at anyone who wants to apply effective and structured Lean continual improvement techniques and methodologies to help their organization make step change improvements in quality and efficiency


Attendance at  BSI's 'Lean Six Sigma Foundation Green Belt Course', undertaking equivalent training, or some prior experience of implementing Lean methods is highly recommended.

What will I learn?

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the Lean principles and many of the tools and techniques of continual improvement
  • Correctly select and apply Lean continual improvement tools within your work place in order to reduce wasteful activities, increase process velocity and create value adding customer products and services
  • Use total productive maintenance (TPM) methodologies, 5S, and SMED to reduce machine and system downtime and enhance process performance
  • Demonstrate to the organization and workplace teams that simple Lean tools can be applied to improve employee engagement and daily/weekly continual improvement
  • Use Lean measures and metrics to correctly quantify process performance
  • Use the Kaizen approach to implement quick improvements using Lean tools and techniques
  • Relate effective Lean continual improvement activities to the management of organizational quality and efficiency

How will I benefit

This course will help you:

  • Gain the confidence to apply Lean methodologies and some of the key tools that are used in Lean organizations
  • Correctly quantify process performance and quickly implement improvements where needed
  • Develop professionally and network with likeminded peers
  • Receive a BSI Certificate

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes and lunch are provided
  • On completion, you'll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate

40 minute examination at the end of Day 3. 70% pass mark (retake exam available). Delegates may require a calculator for some questions

In-house training

If you have a group of people to train and a single location that is practical, an expert tutor can deliver training at your premises. Want to know more?


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COVID-19: Important information on classroom-based training courses

BSI is closely monitoring UK Government Advice regarding the safety of classroom-based training courses. In the event of a classroom-based course being deemed unsafe, your training booking will be automatically transferred to online delivery using our highly-interactive virtual classroom - Connected Learning Live.

If you have any questions regarding your booking, please contact training@bsigroup.com or call +44 345 086 9000.

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Book a July or August Connected Learning Live course date and you’re entitled to unlock one of the following benefits:

  • Option 1: Get 50% off a second delegate booking fee
    Offer applicable to public courses delivered via Connected Learning Live in July and August 2020 only. Second delegate must attend the same course date
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Contact our training team today to find out more and book your place. Call +44 345 086 9000 or email training@bsigroup.com

*Terms and conditions: Applies to all public BSI UK training courses, taking place in July and August 2020 via Connected Learning Live only. Call our training team on +44 345 086 9000 or email training@bsigroup.com for more information. Second delegate must attend the same course date as the first delegate. Moves, changes and cancellations are not permitted. Payment required or invoice issued at the time of bookings. This offer does not apply to BSI re-sellers or Cybersecurity and BRCGS courses. Offer is for new BSI UK training bookings only. Offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer subject to availability of training courses. Bookings are non-transferable. All other terms and conditions for training courses apply.