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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
  • 1400 family of standards
  • Aims of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001:2015 timeline
  • The ISO 14001 Model
  • Policy requirements
  • Requirements of ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001 structure

Module 2: 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
  • Communication
  • Control of documents
  • Nonconformity

Module 4: Environmental Management Systems

  • Environmental policy
  • EMS model
  • Integration
  • Emergencies
  • Management review
  • Implementation and operation of the specific requirements

Module 5: Phases of an Audit

  • EMS audit procedure
  • Performance
  • 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
  • Identify criteria
  • Plan a program (Certification Process)
  • Confirming with the client
  • Develop checklist and working documents

Module 7: The 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

  • Define the document management process
  • Operations management
  • Communication between the team
  • Determine policies and procedures
  • Training and awareness plan

Module 10: EMS Measurement and Continuous Improvement

  • Measurement
  • Monitor regularly
  • Continual improvement of project
  • Management processes
  • Resolve the problems
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Model of continual improvement

Module 11: Phases of Implementation

  • Policy
  • Procedures
  • Optional job instructions
  • Other documents

Module 12: Implementation Tasks

  • Preparation
  • Planning
  • Developing tasks
  • Implementing tasks
  • System certification
  • Operations and maintenance

Module 13: Introduction to Lead Auditing

  • Definitions and terms
  • Internal and external audit
  • Purpose of auditing
  • Functions and limitations of auditing
  • Types of audit

Module 14: Tasks of a Lead Auditor

  • Review the EMS documentation
  • Verify that EMS conforms to ISO 14001
  • Samples the elements after verification
  • 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
  • Follow the instructions given by an auditor

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Who should attend this ISO 14001 Training Course?

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is designed for individuals who need to learn how to complete both internal and external audits. Specifically, this course would be beneficial for:

  • Internal auditors
  • Quality managers
  • Sustainability professionals
  • Engineers
  • Project managers and consultants
  • Executives
  • Environmental management representatives

Prerequisites

As a prerequisite of this course, candidates must have completed the ISO 14001 Foundation certification.  

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course consists of a 5-day course that aims to teach delegates the complexities of completing both internal and external audits that are required to sustain Environmental Management Systems. The course will cover all processes of completing an audit from start to finish, including reporting, procedures, principles, and techniques.

This ISO 14001 allows organisations to implement procedures that match up to best practise standards. This increases the efficiency of the company and allows the quality of the product or service that the organisation provides to be improved. This will have a direct impact on customer satisfaction, with the additional benefits of reducing costs and increasing profit margins.

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training is the third of a four-part series within ISO 14001. Prior to completing this course, delegates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation course and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor course. To complete the series, candidates can undertake the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer certification. 

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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination

In order to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course, delegates must pass the associated exam which, will be completed at the end of the final day of the course. The exam is:

  • 40 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 40 minutes in duration
  • 50% pass mark (20/40)
  • Closed book

What's included in this ISO 14001 Training Course?

This ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course includes:

  • The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Manual 
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor 
  • Refreshments 

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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FAQ's

ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management standard that provides a framework for organisations to build their environmental requirements and commitments around.
In order to enroll on this training course delegates need to have passed the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training certification.
This course is 5 days in duration.
Yes, in order to complete this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training delegates must pass the associated exam.
We provide classroom-based ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training in a range of locations across the world.
Yes, this ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course is the third of a series of four certifications. Prior to this candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Foundation certification and the ISO 14001 Internal Auditor certification. In order to gain the full ISO 14001 certification candidates can complete the ISO 14001 Lead Implementer course.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The Knowledge Academy offer: ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 14001, ISO OHSAS 18001, ISO 22301, ISO 27005, and ISO 13485.
The price for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.
Please see our ISO 14001 Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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