ISO 14001 ems internal auditing course and IEMA Environmental AuditorISO 14001 EMS Internal Auditing Course

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This highly interactive and practical course is designed to provide delegates with a sound knowledge of all elements involved in auditing an Environmental Management System (EMS) and an auditing skill base, in order to:

  • Determine compliance and identify areas for improvement against the requirements of ISO 14001 and related standards
  • Competently conduct effective audits and implement corrective action programmes
  • Identify areas for continuing improvement that provide on-going benefits to your company's growth and success.
  • Contribute to the requirements to register as an IEMA Environmental Auditor.

Our course is approved by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Course Objectives

Our course will equip delegates with knowledge of the requirements and principles of ISO 14001 and Eco-Management and Audit Regulation (EMAR), providing them with the skills to competently perform internal EMS audits.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials, practical workshops and case studies, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Interpret the requirements and principles of ISO 14001 and other EMS standards and codes of practice.
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit with an understanding of auditing processes and documentation.
  • Identify environmental aspects and determine audit priorities.
  • Create appropriate audit checklists and improve auditor skills and interviewing techniques.
  • Produce professional audit reports and justify cases for corrective action and improvement.
  • Achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming an IEMA Environmental Auditor specializing in EMS assessments.

Course Outline

  • Defining the purpose and structure of the EMS Standards ISO 14001, Eco-Management and Audit Regulation (EMAR)
  • Review of environmental legislation and codes of practice
  • Auditing skills and techniques:
    • Planning - use of checklists
    • Interviewing and evaluation of information
    • Observation - objective evidence
    • Evaluating the significance of nonconformities
    • Auditing effective improvement programmes
    • Corrective actions and effective follow-up programmes
  • Sources of information and further development
  • Examination

Auditor Mentoring - Following the course, participants have an opportunity for further development where their subsequent in-company EMS audits can be observed and feedback provided giving practical on-site training.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those responsible carrying out environmental system audits
  • Experienced quality auditors who want to audit environmental management systems and who need to show professional competence in this subject.
  • Environmental auditors needing a knowledge of the EMS auditing process.
  • Senior managers who will have to evaluate the outcome of internal EMS audits

Booking and Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate Manual, including reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Residential accommodation and evening meal (2 nights)
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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