ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 14001

  • What is ISO 14001?
  • Reasons for Implementation
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • Benefits of ISO 14001:2015
  • What is ISO 14000?
  • Standards of 14000 Family
  • Aims of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001:2015 Timeline
  • ISO 14001 Model
  • Policy Requirements
  • Requirements of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001 Structure

Module 2: ISO 14001 Clauses

  • Overview of ISO 14001 Clauses
  • Context of the Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 3: Operation Planning and Control

  • Introduction to Operation Planning and Control 
  • Control of Documents
  • Nonconformity

Module 4: Environmental Management Systems

  • Environmental Policy
  • Integration
  • Emergencies
  • Management Review
  • Implementation and Operation of the Specific Requirements

Module 5: Phases of an Audit

  • EMS Audit Procedure
  • Preparation and Planning of an Audit 
  • Reporting
  • Follow-Up and Closure

Module 6: Planning an EMS Audit

  • Selecting a Team
  • Identifying the Objective and Scope
  • Identifying Criteria
  • Plan a Programme (Certification Process)
  • Confirming with the Client
  • Develop Checklist and Working Documents

Module 7: PDCA Cycle

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act
  • Check and Correct the Actions

Module 8: Planning of EMS

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Actions to Address Risks and Opportunities
  • Quality Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them
  • Planning of Changes
  • EMS Project
  • Scope
  • Policies for Managing the Environment
  • Identify the Environmental Aspects
  • Risk Assessment
  • Structure of Management

Module 9: Implementation of EMS

  • Document Management Process
  • Operations Management
  • Communication Between the Team
  • Determine Policies and Procedures
  • Training and Awareness Plan

Module 10: EMS Measurement and Continuous Improvement

  • Monitoring and Measurement
  • Continual Improvement of Project
  • Management Processes
  • Resolve the Problems
  • Analysis and Evaluation
  • Model of Continual Improvement

Module 11: Phases of Implementation

  • Procedures
  • Optional Job Instructions
  • Other Documents

Module 12: Implementation Tasks

  • Preparation
  • Implementing Task
  • System Certification
  • Operations and Maintenance

Module 13: Introduction to Lead Auditing

  • Definitions and Terms
  • Lead Auditor
  • Internal and External Audit
  • Purpose of Auditing
  • Functions and Limitations of Auditing
  • Types of Audits

Module 14: Tasks of a Lead Auditor

  • Review the EMS Documentation
  • Verify that EMS Conforms to ISO 14001
  • Samples the Elements After Verifying
  • Review Gap Analysis
  • Following Procedures
  • Reviewing Procedures

Module 15: Leading Management System Audit Teams

  • Establish and Plan the Activities of a Team
  • Effective Communication with the Auditee and Audit Client
  • Organising and Directing Team Members
  • Prepare and Complete Reports
  • Use of Remote Auditing Methods

Module 16: Roles and Responsibilities of the Audit Team

  • Initialise, Plan, and Conduct the Audit
  • Report Results
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively
  • Formal Training
  • Evaluate Results
  • Present the Complex Issues
  • Fair Presentation of Reports
  • Follow the Standards of ISO 14001:2015
  • Follow the Instructions Given by an Auditor

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Who should attend this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course?

The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course is essential for professionals aiming to become proficient in leading and conducting effective audits of Environmental Management Systems. The following professionals will benefit the most from this course:

  • Environmental Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Consultants

Prerequisites of the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course. However, basic knowledge of Environmental Management and auditing can be beneficial for the delegates.

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient Environmental Auditors. This training course is essential in the context of environmental sustainability, as it deals with the complexities of conducting audits to ensure compliance with global environmental standards.

Mastering ISO 14001 Lead Auditor is crucial for professionals across industries, including Environmental Specialists, Auditors, and Quality Managers. This subject is vital because it signifies an organisation's commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. Professionals in these roles should prioritise gaining expertise in the subject to drive eco-conscious practices, compliance, and operational excellence. This is also one of the most sought-after ISO 14001 Courses.

The Knowledge Academy's 5-day training on ISO 14001 Lead Auditor is designed to empower delegates with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in environmental auditing. This comprehensive course covers audit processes, reporting, principles, and techniques. By attending this training, professionals can enhance their career prospects and play a significant role in helping organisations achieve the ISO 14001 Certification and meet global environmental standards.

Course Objectives

  • To grasp the ISO 14001 standard and its audit requirements effectively
  • To learn how to plan, conduct, and report environmental audits efficiently
  • To comprehend regulatory compliance and sustainability principles thoroughly
  • To strengthen problem-solving and decision-making skills in environmental management
  • To gain expertise in evaluating and enhancing environmental management systems
  • To prepare thoroughly for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certification

Upon completion of this course, delegates will gain the expertise and confidence to conduct comprehensive environmental audits, contributing to their professional growth and career advancement. Additionally, they will help organisations achieve the ISO 14001 Certification, leading to improved environmental performance, enhanced reputation, and potential cost savings, ultimately benefiting both their employers and the environment.

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What’s included in this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Course?

  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course FAQs

This course equips individuals with the skills to assess and audit environmental management systems according to ISO 14001 standards.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, basic knowledge of Environmental Management and auditing can be beneficial for the delegates.
An individual certified as an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor is responsible for planning, conducting, and reporting environmental management system audits according to ISO 14001 standards, ensuring compliance and continuous improvement.
The duration of this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor spans across 5 days.
In this course, you'll learn comprehensive auditing techniques for environmental management systems, including risk assessment, compliance evaluation, and corrective action planning.
Yes, upon the successful completion of this course, delegates will receive the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certificate.
This course enhances career prospects by equipping you with in-depth knowledge of environmental management systems, boosting employability and credibility in auditing roles, and facilitating career progression within industries focused on sustainability and compliance.
The Knowledge Academy in Australia is a leading training provider which offers multiple courses, comprehensive course content, experienced instructors, flexible learning options, and industry recognition, making it a reliable choice for attending this course.
The training fees for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course certification in Australia starts from AUD4795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course.
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