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ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training Courses

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ISO 14001 LEAD AUDITOR Training

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Class Objectives:

  • Understand environmental management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of the ISO 14000 series
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard
  • Identify aspects and impacts
  • Manage an audit program
  • Initiate the audit and conduct opening meetings
  • Understand auditor responsibilities
  • Conduct on-site activities
  • Understand environmental legislation
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Generate audit findings
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Conduct closing meetings
  • Reporting audit results
  • Conduct an audit follow-up
  • Understand the registration process

Outline (Typical Agenda)

Day One of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course:

  • ISO and Environmental Terminology and Definitions
  • Background and Rationale for Environmental Management
  • Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Introduction to the ISO 14001:2015 family of documents
  • Analysis of the Contents of ISO 14001:2015
    Audit of Active Manufacturing (Audit #1)

Day Two of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training

  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Requirements
  • Analyzing EMS Audit Findings
  • Audit of Active Mfg. to ISO 14001:2015 and Manual (Audit #2)
  • Exemplar Global and U.S. Certification System
  • Auditor Qualifications
  • Roles and Responsibility of Auditors
  • Creation of Effective Audit Checklists

Day Three of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Onsite-Training

  • Audit of Active Mfg. Document Audits (Audit #3)
  • Tips for the Professional Auditor
  • Audit of Active Mfg. – Department Audit (Audit #4)
  • Compiling Audit Findings
  • Documentation in the Environmental Management System
  • Planning and Conducting Effective Audits
  • Refining Interview and Note-Taking Skills
  • Applicability of the Elements to Company Situations
  • Prevention vs. Detection

Day Four of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certification Class

  • Audit of Active Mfg. Dept and System Auditing (Audit #5)
  • Corrective Action Initiation and Closure
  • Refining Audit Interview and Note-Taking Skills
  • Creation of an Audit Report
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Preparation and Presentation of a Closing Meeting

Day Five of ISO 14001 Lead Audit Seminar

  • Review and Exam

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in conducting firstparty, second-party, or third-party audits
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Quality Directors
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Health, Safety, and Environmental Managers
  • Cross functional team members of an implementation project

ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Certification

Attendees successfully completing the TPECS examinations provided in conjunction with this course receive a Certificate of Attainment for these Exemplar Global knowledge competency units:

  • EM – Environment Management Systems
  • AU – Management Systems Auditing
  • TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams

    The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence of knowledge competency defined by Exemplar Global in the competency units required for certification as a Environment Management Systems Lead Auditor using ISO 14001.

Special Features

  • 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.
  • Other Special Features may vary.
  • Some courses include Training course notes, lunch, and refreashments.