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Internal Auditor (EMS) Course Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004)

This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of internally auditing ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems.
Objectives: Explain the purpose and structure of ISO 14001 Explain the principles, processes and selected techniques used for the assessment and management of environmental aspects and impacts, including the significance of these Describe the responsibilities of an internal auditor Describe the role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems, in accordance with ISO 19011 Plan, conduct and report an internal EMS audit

After attending this course, you will be able to: Explain why organizations use ISO 14001 Explain the purpose and structure of ISO 14001, with reference to the PDCA cycle Outline the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of environmental aspects/impacts, including the significance of these for EMS auditors Explain the relationship between environmental management processes and implementation of an EMS, and the implications for auditing Explain the ISO 14001 clause 4.2 and clause 4.6 requirements for continual improvement and the requirements for internal audit as described in clause 4.5.4. Define an internal audit, including the terms and definitions used in auditing, referencing 19011 and ISO 14001 Explain objectives for audits, including conformance, effectiveness and improvement, and suggest how these different types of audit can add value to an organization Explain the audit cycle, responsibilities of auditors and principles of auditing Explain significance of audit criteria, including relevant legislation to applicable environmental aspects and impacts Outline different audit methods Understand the audit of the effective implementation of environmental management controls (i.e. operational procedures), and emergency preparedness and response plans for a particular area of the business operation. Understand conformance to the relevant EMS management system requirements requirements of a particular area of the business operation. Explain the purpose and typical content of an internal audit report, corrective action process and audit follow-up activities Describe the role and responsibilities of the auditor and the need for effective communication with the auditee Explain the principle of confidentiality Establish appropriate scope, objectives, criteria, duration and resources for an audit

Prepare the necessary work documents, such as an audit checklist, sampling plan and forms. Evaluate audit evidence and generate audit findings appropriate to the audit objectives, scope and criteria.

Course Pre-requisites You will have a basic understanding of ISO 14001:2004 or have attended the Lifewide Internal Auditor (Foundation) Course. Benefits of attending You will gain an understanding of what Internal Audit to ISO 14001 and ISO 19001 requirements are. You will be able to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal audit. Business and legal benefits of improving the effectiveness of an environmental management system will also be understood. Who should attend? This course is designed for any member of staff who will be involved in the internal auditing of management systems of a company. It is also suitable for those with responsibility for undertaking internal quality audits against a formal management system. Managers who require some knowledge and understanding of Management Systems will also find this one-day course beneficial. What is included? Course Workbook Certificate of attendance Individual and group exercises Morning and afternoon refreshment Lunch

Course delivery A Lead Auditor registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) presents this course. He has many years of experience carrying out external audits in a range of business sectors nationally and internationally. Over the years, our trainer has worked as a Consultant in England, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Spain, South Sudan and Uganda. The trainer for this course specializes in ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental), OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) and ISO 27001 (Information Security) Management Systems as well as some National Highway Sector Schemes in the UK.