ISO 14001 Lead Auditor competency-based 5-day course teaches the principles and practices of effective Environmental Management System (EMS) process audits in accordance with the ISO 14001 standards. The experienced instructors guide participants through the entire audit process, from managing an audit program to reporting on audit results. Participants gain necessary auditing skills through a balance of formal classroom tutorials, practical role-playing, group workshops, and open forum discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles, concepts, and benefits of an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001 Environmental Management System -Requirements
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 14001 Standard in the context of an objective audit.       
  • Understand the purpose, content, and interrelationships of ISO 14001 with ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Have the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct second-party (Supplier/Vendor) or third-  party Environmental Management System audits
  • Facilitate and manage EMS audits performed by Accredited Certification Bodies or Registrars.

Duration & Learning Level

Learning Level: Intermediate

Duration: 5day(s)

  • doodles

    Highly competent trainers


    Course materials provided


    Certificate of attendance provdied


    Tutor-guided audits through case studies and live audits


    Mock Examination is given in preparation for the actual examination


    tutor-guided execises to complete workshops


    Uses different effective methodologies to facilitate learning

The course outline for the EMS Lead Auditor Course will be as follows:

  • Terms and Terminology Used in Environment and Auditing
  • Environment Management
  • P-D-C-A
  • EMS Documentation – Documents And Records
  • Auditing EMS
  • Audit Types
  • Auditing the EMS Processes
  • People In The Audits And Responsibilities
  • Auditor Characteristics
  • Audit Process Exercise
  • Audit Objectives and Audit Scopes
  • Audit Duration
  • Auditor Selection and Audit Team Formation
  • Auditing Customer & Other
  • Auditing Outsourced
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Audit Planning
  • Check List Preparation
  • Opening Meeting
  • Interviewing
  • Stage 2 Audit
  • Nonconformity Identification
  • Audit Review
  • Closing Meeting
  • Nonconformity Recording and Reporting
  • Audit Reporting
  • Follow Up Audit & Corrective Actions
  • Accreditation, & Certification
  • Benefits of Accreditation

A written examination shall be given at the end of the course. Continuous assessment in the form of workshops and exercises shall be undertaken by participants during the duration of the course. Successful particpants who passed the written examination and continuous assessment shall be awarded with an accredited certificate.

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    Management representatives, Environmental Managers, Engineers, and Consultants


    Individuals interested in conducting first-party, second-party, and third-party audits


    Individuals leading their companies to ISO 14001 certification

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