This interactive CQI and IRCA Certified two-day training programme aims to help delegates to understand and apply the principles and techniques that are required for conducting effective environmental audits.
A good system of auditing is one of the most effective methods of ensuring that the Environmental Management System (EMS) continues to meet its objectives and for control and for identifying improvements. Auditors need to be sufficiently competent in order to evaluate the EMS effectively if the organisation is to achieve the full benefit from its EMS and have confidence that it is achieving its objectives. This IRCA registered course focuses delegates on the most important attributes of a modern and effective environmental management system and helps them to understand the role of the auditor in its development and continual improvement. It introduces delegates to business environmental issues and relevant legislative issues. The course is based on auditing with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
2 Days, 09.00 – 17.10 (day 1) 08.45 – 17.15 (day 2)
Who should attend?
This course is essential for those who will undertake internal environmental audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement internal audit programmes. Other people who find this course useful are team leaders and supervisors with EMS, who are looking to broaden their awareness of environmental issues in order to understand how they can improve their overall contribution to the success of the business. The course does not require any past auditing or environmental management system experience.
To enable delegates to effectively plan, perform, evaluate and report the results of internal environmental audits with confidence. To help delegates understand the key attributes of an efficient and effective environmental management system and the role of the internal auditor in its continual improvement and development.
- Basic environmental thinking and risk-based concepts
- Structure and principles of an environmental management system
- Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology, environmental management principles
- Overview of key ISO 14001:2015 requirements
- Auditors roles and responsibilities
- Types of environmental audit
- Effective auditing techniques and good audit practices
- Reporting valid findings and managing corrective actions
What are the benefits?
This course, combined with an ISO 14001 foundation course, satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register under the CQI and IRCA Certified training scheme as an Internal EMS Auditor. Successful delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal EMS audits. Delegates also find the interactive nature of the course, it’s challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises an enjoyable and effective way to learn.
Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.
Style of delivery & Course Leaders
A combination of presentations and guided exercises together with an interactive role-play exercise involving a simulated audit makes this course both highly beneficial and enjoyable for participants. Our course leaders are qualified and experienced environmental auditors with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service and utilities, professional, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training certificate (2353).