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ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor CQI IRCA 18036 Course

Effectively manage your organisation’s environmental responsibilities

ABOUT THE ISO 14001:2015 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE

The purpose of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) against ISO 14001, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021, as applicable.

Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands-on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a EMS auditor or as an environmental personnel.

Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2-hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Based on CQI IRCA policy, this course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered EMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.

In partnership with TÜV SÜD Middle East LLC

Course Objective

On completion, successful students will be able to:

Knowledge

  • Describe the purpose of an environmental management system, of EMS standards, of management system audit and of third-party certification, and the business and societal benefits of improving environmental performance;
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an EMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1, as applicable;

Skills

Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an EMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 as applicable.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • General Introduction
  • Environmental Management Principles, Vocabulary and ISO 14001 requirements
  • Stage 1 Audit (including document review)
  • Stage 2 on-site audit
  • Audit Planning
  • Process Auditing and Audit Skills
  • Writing NC Reports and Audit Reporting
  • Audit follow up

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Staff who are charged with the responsibility to develop and maintain an EMS
  • All EMS auditors who wish to acquire an internationally recognized auditor status
  • Those who wish to explore career opportunities in management system auditing

PREREQUISITE

CQI IRCA recommends that students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

  • The PDCA cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review, and improvement
  • The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:
  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Fulfillment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives
  • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001 and the commonly used environmental management terms and definitions, as given in ISO14001, which may be gained by completing a CQI IRCA Certified EMS Foundation Training course or equivalent

METHODOLOGY

There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the questions.

Duration: 5 Days (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

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