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ISO 14001:2005 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor Training 2 Days Virtual Classroom 9 Delegates Maximum per training   

Oct 26,27,30 Nov 1,2 2023  

€1195  Price includes training, all training materials, pre-course study materials, refreshments during the training where applicable.   Need a quote for In-house Training email us today info@iqc.ie 

 
Introduction: 
It is essential that personnel involved in the development, implementation and auditing of Environmental Management Systems understand and can audit against standards such as ISO 14001. 
 
It is also necessary to be able to liaise appropriately with Certification Bodies and to represent your organisation when auditing suppliers. IQC (Irish Quality Centre) certified auditors conduct audits in a professional, thorough, and fair manner against regulatory or Environmental Management Standards. 
 
This intensive 5-day Accredited course will evaluate and focus on the requirements of ISO 14001 in detail and will demonstrate good auditing practice that reflects best in class. 
 
Learn how to Effectively perform internal, supplier and third-party audits of Environmental management systems. 
 
Who should attend? 
Environmental Department Personnel. 
Lead Auditors / Internal auditors. 
Environmental Managers and those with internal auditing / self-inspection, responsibilities across all departments. 
Senior Departmental Management and Area/Process Owners. 
Those who want to pursue a career as an Auditor/Lead Auditor. 
Anyone responsible for or aspiring to conduct internal Environmental Management System audits. 
 
 
IMPORTANT 
 
IQC will provide a “Pre-course” pack to all delegates approximately 10 days before the training commences however if your new to ISO 14001, please consider one of our Fundamental and Internal Auditor training courses 
 
As places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. 
Cancellations 
Places cancelled within 10 working days of commencement must be paid in full. Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. 
 
 
Course Objectives 
 
On completion of this course, you will be able to: 
 
Describe the purpose of an Environmental management system and explain the business and social benefits of having and continuously improving Environmental performance. 
Explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of ISO 9000, ISO 14001, and ISO 19011. 
Interpret requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an audit. 
Manage an audit programme. 
Understand the different types of audits. 
Describe the roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors. 
Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021-1. 
Gather objective evidence, through effective interviewing, observation, sampling and note taking. 
Analyse and interpret information to determine effectiveness, conformance with requirements and areas for improvement. 
Report the audit, including writing valid, factual, and value-adding non-conformity reports. 
Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective action. 
Professionally liaise with external auditors. 
Fundamentals of Environmental Management Systems and Aligning ISO 14001 to core business objectives. 
Using Process Management to manage and improve the business. 
Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Measuring process performance. 
Introduction to Leading Audits. 
Planning the audit programme. 
Scheduling audit programme. 
Selecting internal and external auditors. 
Audit preparation and looking at the critical success factors for your organisation. 
Understanding the organisation and its key processes. 
Using Checklists. 
The Audit Lifecycle. 
Participants carry out either a live audit in an organisation or a detailed virtual audit. 
Guidelines for productive Opening and Closing meetings. 
Carrying out the audit. 
Objective Evidence. 
Audit findings and Classification. 
Writing the Audit Report. 
Corrective action and effectiveness. 
How to deal with external auditors. 
Please note that participants attending the Lead Auditor course are expected to have the above prior knowledge of environmental management principles and concepts, and the basic requirements of the relevant standard. 
 
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