EMS Auditor / Lead Auditor

You need this course if

  • you want to audit Environmental Management Systems against ISO 14001 requirements
  • you are an Auditor or Environmental System Manager and want to add to your credibility
  • you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification

You will learn

  • the business benefits of implementing an EMS and the background to ISO 14001 and EMAS
  • essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 14001 requirements
  • the purpose, intent and key requirements of ISO 14001 and similarities with ISO 9001
  • the contribution that audits make to the effectiveness of a management system
  • the roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor
  • how to determine environmental aspects and impacts
  • the importance and relevance of environmental aspects and impacts and environmental legislation
  • how to plan your audits
  • that auditing for conformity can improve the stability and robustness of management systems
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • to report findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 14001, write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • the certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA

You will need

  • knowledge and  understanding of ISO 14001 and experience of auditing
  • ideally to have attended our ISO 14001 Appreciation and Interpretation course
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

Follow on courses

  • OH&S and QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion courses
  • Advanced EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor
  • Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
  • See our Business Improvement courses
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Course length

5 Days
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