ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Course (18125)
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of environmental management systems against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as applicable.
In detail, the training course will provide students with the basis to become a competent Lead Auditor, including via the following:
- purpose of a quality management system (QMS)
- explain the role of an auditor in the planning, conducting, reporting and follow-up of audits as per ISO 14001, ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021
- explain the purpose of an environmental management system
- explain the benefits of improving environmental performance
- explain the benefits of third-party accredited certification of environmental management systems for organisations and stakeholders
- explain the purpose of and differences between first-party, second-party and third-party certification audit of management systems
The course is highly interactive and trains directly the skills to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an environmental management system to establish conformity with ISO 14001 and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 as applicable.
Successful completion of the course (including examination) will result in the issue of a certificate which may be used to support an application to become registered as an IRCA auditor. Being certified as an IRCA auditor is a clear statement that you are a recognized, qualified and capable auditing professional.
Recommended prior knowledge
The students are expected to know the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system, for example environmental performance, fulfillment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives. Furthermore the PDCA cycle, the core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement are an asset for the successful completion of the course.
It is recommended that participants attend an EMS Foundation Course in advance.