ISO 14001:2015 IRCA Certified Lead Auditor Course

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Gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to lead a full audit of an organization’s Environmental Management System (EMS) to ISO 14001:2015

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    Email: training@lmrglobal.co.uk

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      This course is currently available at:
      Waterton Training Centre
      Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
      3 simple steps to get started:
      1. Tell us your requirements
        (How many people and any specific requests)
      2. We will contact you with our proposal and price.
      3. Confirm the booking.

      Email: training@lmrglobal.co.uk

      Tel: +44 (0)333 987 5180

      IN-HOUSE (At Your Organisation)

        We come to you!
        In-company courses can be arranged at your place of work and are extremely cost-effective on a ‘cost-per-attendee’ basis. LMR can tailor this course around your requirements.
        3 simple steps to get started:
        1. Tell us your requirements
          (How many people, your location and any specific requests).
        2. We will contact you with our proposal and price
        3. Confirm the booking.

        Email: training@lmrglobal.co.uk

        Tel: +44 (0)333 987 5180

        CLASSROOM TRAINING (At One of Our Venues)

          This course is currently available at:
          Waterton Training Centre
          Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
          3 simple steps to get started:
          1. Tell us your requirements
            (How many people and any specific requests)
          2. We will contact you with our proposal and price.
          3. Confirm the booking.

          Email: training@lmrglobal.co.uk

          Tel: +44 (0)333 987 5180

          KEY FEATURES

          DURATION

          5 DAY

          CERTIFICATION

          IRCA

          COST

          Price On Application

          VENUE

          IN-HOUSE or TRAINING CENTER

          COURSE OVERVIEW

          Auditing a Environmental Management System (EMS) is a prime mechanism for identifying and developing improvement opportunities. The latest edition of the global standard for environmental management systems is ISO 14001:2015. LMR can provide training courses to help you understand the requirements of the standard, and ensure that your EMS remains complaint and continually adds value to your business.

          During this highly practical and interactive 5 day certified course you will be guided step-by-step through the entire audit process from the initial stage through to completion and reporting. You will Learn the key principles and practices of conducting an effective EMS audit in line with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 19011 “Guidelines for auditing management systems”.

          *This course can be tailored to your requirements and delivered ‘in-house’ at your premises or in one of our well equipped training venues.

          WHO SHOULD ATTEND

          • Those who will be involved in conducting 1st, 2nd and / or 3rd party audits
          • Auditors or Environmental System Managers who want to add credibility with a widely accepted qualification
          • Professionals who  want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification
          • Environmental Managers, Engineers, Coordinators and Consultants with EMS responsibilities
          • Anyone involved in the auditing, maintaining or supervision of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS
          • Quality Professionals wishing to understand  Environmental Management System Auditing
          • Anyone wishing to plan, perform and conduct an Environmental Management Systems audit and generate reports
          • Staff who will conduct internal ISO 14001 audits or ISO 14001 supply chain audits.
          • You wish to build on your existing environmental management system internal auditing experience
          • Internal environmental management system auditor wanting to learn about ISO 14001:2015 and how the revisions to this standard affect you
          • Managers and staff with responsibility for planning, performance and reporting of any form of environmental audit

          PREREQUISITES

          Those attending this course are expected to have knowledge of the following:

          • ISO 14001 and the key principles of an EMS
          • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
          • An understanding of the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

          This knowledge can be gained through:

          • Previous experience and existing knowledge
          • Self education

          LEARNING OUTCOMES

          Key topics include:

          • An overview of the ISO 14001:2015 Standard Requirements
          • Application of auditing guidelines to ISO 14001:2015
          • Planning and Performing an Environmental Management System (EMS) Audit
          • Managing an EMS Audit Program
          • Performing an audit
          • Collecting Objective Evidence through Interviews, Observation and Documentation Reviews
          • Preparing Audit Reports and Communicating Audit Results
          • The certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA

          Attendees will receive a detailed understanding of:

          • The purpose and benefits of environmental management for the organisation, its customers and society.
          • The roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor within an Environmental Management System
          • The requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and how to audit to accommodate the new and amended requirements in ISO 14001:2015.
          • Audit Planning – prioritising environmental risks
          • Identifying Environmental Aspects
          • How to audit processes and their interaction with other processes.
          • Audit interviewing
          • The opening meeting
          • Checklist development
          • Document review
          • Conducting and leading on-site audit activities
          • How to audit top management commitment and leadership.
          • Clear and comprehensive non-conformity report writing
          • The closing meeting
          • Reporting audit findings
          • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit in accordance with ISO 19011

          KEY TAKEAWAYS AND BENEFITS

          By the end of this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course delegates will be able to demonstrate achievement of the course learning objectives, which are:

          • The skills to plan, conduct, report and follow up an EMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011 (and ISO 17021 where appropriate)
          • The interrelationship between management responsibility, context of the organization, environmental policy, environmental planning, implementation of policy, operational control, checking of performance, management review and continual improvement.
          • How to prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes and between audit team members.
          • How to accurately report findings against the requirements of ISO 14001
          • How to write and grade nonconformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
          • How to brief your business on ISO14001:2015 transition and the main changes to the standard
          • An understanding of the role of top management in the EMS
          • An understand of the need for and the importance of a long term vision for your organisation
          • How to integrate your EMS with your business processes
          • Evaluation of the business case for ISO14001 and use this to gain leadership and commitment from your top management
          • An understanding of how the context of your organisation and the needs of  interested parties affects the scope of the EMS
          • An understanding of the importance of life cycle perspective and the value chain to your organisation’s EMS
          • How to recognise the importance of cross functional support
          • An understanding of the process that can be used to identify threats and opportunities

          CERTIFICATION

          The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Authenticated

          WHAT'S INCLUDED

          • Detailed course notes
          • IRCA authenticated training course certificate
          • Lunch and refreshments

          COST

          We can offer discounts for corporate clients. Please contact us for a quotation.

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