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Audit Environmental (ISO 14001) Management Systems

Course Details

Length: 5 day(s)

Price:  $2,250

Modules:  AU, EM, TL


Our ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course is delivered across 5 days and provides an overview of ISO 14001:2015, before delving into the practical auditing skills required to perform audits against environmental management systems as either part of a team or an audit team leader. It also provides a comprehensive understanding of ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems.

This course includes modules AU, EM, and TL (Exemplar Global TPECS). Recognition of prior learning will be awarded for Modules AU and TL if they have been completed within the previous three years.


Who Should Attend?

  • Environmental Officers
  • Environmental Management Representatives
  • Auditor’s wanting to advance their career
  • Environmental Consultants
  • If you want to improve an existing EMS
  • If you want to conduct internal audits of an EMS
  • If you want to conduct external audits of an EMS as part of a team or an audit team leader

Course Structure

This Course is in module format such that the first two days provide an introduction to auditing management systems and focuses on the skills required for auditing (Module AU). The third and fourth days focus on ISO 14001:2015 and EMS specific issues, particularly relevant to external auditing (Module EM). The fifth day is focused on lead auditor specific requirements and the certification process (Module TL).


Days 1 & 2:
Module AU – ‘Management Systems Auditing’:

  • quality, history of QMS & QMS documentation
  • continual improvement
  • international standards & ISO 9001:2015
  • the auditing process
  • communication skills
  • roles, responsibilities and skills of an auditor
  • developing questions
  • ISO 19011
  • planning audits & reviewing documentation
  • audit reports and corrective action
  • auditing techniques
  • process based auditing and sampling
  • role play – dummy internal audit


Day 3 & 4:
Module EM – ‘Auditing Environmental Management Systems’ EMS & documentation

  • eco systems and pollution control
  • Initial Environmental Reviews and risk assessment
  • principals of environmental management
  • ISO 14001:2015 in detail
  • processed based auditing and sampling
  • role play – dummy external audit.


Day 5:
Module TL – ‘Leading Management Systems Audit Teams’

  • the certification process
  • auditor skills, abilities and Code of Conduct
  • legal/ethical aspects of auditing
  • JAS-ANZ, Exemplar Global