You need this course if...
- you want to be an Internal EMS Auditor
- you want an understanding of some of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015
You will learn …
- the business benefits of implementing an EMS and the background to ISO 14001 and EMAS
- the purpose, intent and key requirements of ISO 14001
- the contribution internal EMS audits can make to the effectiveness of your management system
- the roles and responsibilities of an Internal EMS Auditor
- how to plan your audits by developing effective checklists
- how to verify that current practice in your organisation conforms with defined requirements
- that auditing for conformity can improve the stability and robustness of management systems
- to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and sampling of documentation
- to report findings accurately
- what corrective action is and who is responsible for taking action
- how to follow up and verify the effectiveness of corrective action taken
You will need …
- No previous auditing experience, however prior to attending this course you will ideally need to complete our ISO 14001 Appreciation and Interpretation course. To register with IRCA as an auditor you will be required to complete the ISO 14001 Appreciation and Interpretation course.
Your future development
- New Environmental Systems Manager
- EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor
- Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
- See our Business Improvement courses
Why do we have this course?
This course will provide you with knowledge and skills to enable you to audit an environmental management system (EMS) against specified audit criteria (either ISO 14001 or your own internal management system documents) at first party (internal) level. You will gain knowledge of the business benefits of implementing an EMS and the background to ISO 14001 and EMAS. With regard to auditing you will acquire knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of internal auditors, the contribution that audits make to a management system, how to plan, prepare for and report audits.
The course also defines what corrective action is and who is responsible for taking such action and what involvement the auditor has in the process. The course provides the opportunity to carry out an audit of an EMS so that newly acquired knowledge and skills can be applied. This course is designed for individuals involved in the development, implementation and maintenance of environmental management systems. Your knowledge and skills are developed through an interactive and practical approach to tasks and audit activities. The course is delivered by tutors who are experts in management systems auditing and experienced in training.
Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate providing evidence of your competence to employers and auditor certification bodies.