ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Courses

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ISO 14001 LEAD AUDITOR Training

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Class Objectives:

  • Understand the application of environmental management principles.
  • Understand the application of environmental science and technology.
  • Understand the application of environmental systems to different operational processes.
  • Assess the risk of significant environmental impacts and activities identified in the context of the organization’s EMS management system.
  • Assess the effectiveness of methodologies to control environmental hazards.
  • Assess the EMS roles and responsibilities within the context of the organizational environment.
  • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of the EMS.
  • Understand the application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing.
  • Understand the conduct of an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation.
  • Understand the application of the regulations, and other considerations that are relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit.
  • Practice personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit.
  • Establish, plan and task the activities of an audit team.
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organize and direct audit team members.
  • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team.

Outline (Typical Agenda)

Day One of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course:

  • Introduction
  • Terminology and Definitions
  • In Class Activity: Definitions
  • Background History and Rationale of Environmental Management
  • Intro to the family of documents for ISO 14001:2004
  • In Class Activity: Using the standard as the basis for an audit
  • Process approach practicum

Day Two of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training

  • Environmental System Requirements.
  • Pre-Audit
  • Audit Planning
  • Interpreting Audit Results
  • In Class Activity: Audit to ISO 14001:2004
  • Control and implementation of ISO 14001 Audit Programs
  • EMS auditor qualifications
  • Responsibilities of Auditors
  • In Class Activity: Evaluation of Procedures and Forms
  • Understanding the Audit Checklist
  • In Class Activity: Writing Good Checklist Questions

Day Three of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Onsite-Training

  • In Class Activity: Preparation for an Audit
  • Auditing planning (continued)
  • Auditing upper management
  • Auditing Owners
  • Auditing process trails
  • In Class Activity: Conducting the Audit
  • In Class Activity: Assembling Audit Findings
  • Documentation of the Environmental System
  • In Class Activity: Reasons for Documenting
  • Plan and Conduct Audits
  • In Class Activity: Applicability of Clauses
  • In Class Activity: Audit Demos and Critiques

Day Four of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certification Class

  • Auditing Planning Trails (continued)
  • Conclusions and Certification
  • Surveillance Special Audits
  • Completing the Audit
  • In Class Activity: Preparing for the second audit
  • In Class Activity: Conducting the second audit
  • In Class Activity: Summarizing Audit Results
  • Elements of a Report
  • In Class Activity: Prepare for final meetings
  • In Class Activity: The Closing Meeting
  • Class Discussion

Day Five of ISO 14001 Lead Audit Seminar

  • Review
  • Practical Application of Audit Principles
  • Examinations
    • 14001 Knowledge
    • 14001 Application
    • Interview
    • Lead Auditor Written Exam

Who Should Attend?

  • Management Representatives
  • Environmental Managers
  • Members of the ISO 14001 implementation team
  • Quality Directors
  • Internal Auditors
  • Consultants
  • Individuals who want to become a Certified RABQSA Certified Auditor
  • Individuals interested in conducting first, second, and third-party audits
  • Individuals leading their companies to ISO 14001 certification

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certification

Individuals who successfully display competence during these courses will receive a Certificate of Attainment stating that he or she has satisfied the ISO 14001 Foundations training requirements for Aerospace Auditors through RABQSA

  • RABQSA Lead Auditor Certificate
  • RABQSA – EM – Environmental management systems
  • RABQSA – AU – Management systems auditing
  • RABQSA- TL – Leading management systems audit teams

Special Features

  • Online ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training is not permissible. However, some courses combine an initial component over the Internet, and conclude with a 3-day classroom section under the guidance of an experienced trainer. (Online & Instructor Led)
  • TPECS – Some organizations have the ability to provide TPECS modular instruction. TPECS: Training Provider Examination Certification Scheme.
  • TPECS Ensures:
    • Improved assessment and evidence of competence;
    • A more effective and efficient personnel certification process; and
    • Greater involvement of training providers in the personnel certification process.
  • AATT
  • Other Special Features may vary