Explore the purpose, benefits and requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) based on ISO 14001:2015, on this IEMA approved Introduction to ISO 14001 training course.

Whether your organisation is already certified to ISO 14001, working towards achieving ISO 14001 certification or considering implementation, this 1-day interactive course will give delegates a clear understanding of the clauses within ISO 14001, why an EMS is important and how to identify environmental risks and opportunities.

The course has been designed to appeal to those who are new to the concept of ISO 14001 as well as staff who want to improve their EMS knowledge. They may be:

  • needing to understand ISO 14001 as part of their job role
  • preparing to attend our ISO 14001 Internal Auditor* or Lead Auditor course
  • ready to extend their existing auditor skills to audit against ISO 14001
  • considering implementing ISO 14001 within the organisation
  • responsible for the effectiveness of an EMS
  • IEMA members looking at their continued professional development

*If you are specifically interested in training for the EMS internal auditor role, you may find our Internal Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditor training course suitable. It brings together this 1-day Introduction to ISO 14001 training course and our 2-day Internal Auditor training course into one combined 3-day package.

Course topics include:

  • background to environmental management systems (EMS)
  • EMS and related standards
  • overview of ISO 14001
  • context, scoping and life cycle
  • people – responsibilities, competence and communication
  • environmental risks and opportunities
  • environmental legislation
  • identification and assessment of environmental aspects and impacts
  • using an EMS for improvement
  • monitoring, auditing and corrective action
  • documented information

On completion of this IEMA approved Introduction to ISO 14001 training course, delegates will:

  • have a thorough understanding of the purpose, structure and requirements of ISO 14001:2015
  • understand the importance of implementing ISO 14001 within their organisation
  • appreciate their organisation’s obligations in terms of ISO 14001 requirements and environmental legislation
  • be able to assess the environmental impact of their organisation’s activities, products and services
  • be ready to contribute to the improvement of the EMS

A certificate of completion will be awarded to delegates who attend the whole course, in recognition of their knowledge and understanding of ISO 14001:2015.

Introduction to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certificate