ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems and is used by organisations all over the world as a framework to protect the physical environment around us and as a driver for business improvement. It defines the requirements for an effective environmental management system and is applicable to any organisation regardless of size or industry sector.
This one day Introduction to ISO 14001 training course will provide you with a thorough overview of environmental management systems – their purpose and benefits, and the structure and requirements of ISO 14001:2015. You will learn to identify what elements of an organisation’s activities, products or services can interact with the environment (environmental aspects) and the positive or negative changes these bring to the environment (environmental impacts), and how these feature within an internal audit.
This course is the first day of our three day IEMA certified Internal Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditor training course and can be booked as a standalone training session (please select from the dates & locations below or contact us for an in-house quotation) or as part of our IEMA course.
Much of the day will explore ISO 14001:2015 in detail, its structure, requirements (clauses), Annex A and the guidance within ISO 14004. In addition, we will look at:
- Reviewing the purpose and benefits of environmental management systems
- Annex SL, the high level structure of ISO 14001:2015 and other management system standards
- The role of internal audits within the EMS and Management Review
- An introduction to the interrelationship of organisation Context, Interested Parties, Compliance Obligations, Environmental Aspects, Life Cycle Perspective, Risks & Opportunities and discussion of their importance for the auditor
- Environmental aspects and impacts
- The framework of UK environmental law
This training course is designed for anyone wishing to perform ISO 14001 audits who requires knowledge of this standard. Indeed, it forms the first day of our 3 day IEMA certified Internal EMS Auditor training course and will provide you with a solid foundation for planning and preparing an internal or external environmental audit.
This course is also suitable for existing auditors (Quality, Information Security or Health & Safety) looking to transfer their skills to be able to audit environmental management systems against ISO 14001:2015, or simply for anyone seeking an appreciation of ISO 14001:2015 to understand the business benefits and considerations for implementation.
On completion of this one day Introduction to ISO 14001 training course you will have gained a thorough understanding of the purpose, structure and requirements of this international environmental management systems standard, ISO 14001:2015.
Moreover, you will be able to positively contribute to your organisation’s environmental performance by better understanding its compliance obligations in terms of ISO 14001 requirements and environmental legislation, and by viewing the activities your business undertakes from a life-cycle perspective to establish its effect on the environment at different stages of a process.
You will be ready to take part in our ISO 14001 Internal Auditor course and this 1 day course is equivalent to 8 hours CPD.