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Become a certified Environmental Lead Auditor

EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor Conversion - CQI & IRCA Certified.

CQI & IRCA certified training course number: 18074

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This three day course can help if you need to extend your auditing competence to include environmental management systems and you have already completed a lead auditor course. It provides the knowledge required to conduct second and third-party EMS audits effectively.

Successful completion of this course satisfies all the requirements to become a certified Environmental Lead Auditor.

Who should attend?

  • Those who have successfully completed an IRCA certified Lead Auditor course and wish to extend the knowledge and skills to encompass EMS auditing
  • Anyone who wants to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification.

What will you learn?

  • The benefits of implementing an EMS and the background to ISO 14001 and EMAS
  • Essential definitions and terminology for ISO 14001
  • The purpose, intent and key requirements of ISO 14001 and similarities with ISO 9001
  • The contribution that audits make to the effectiveness of a management system
  • The role and responsibilities of an EMS auditor/lead auditor
  • The relevance of environmental aspects and impacts
  • To plan your audits by developing effective checklists
  • To verify current practice conformity with defined requirements
  • To improve the stability and robustness of a management system
  • To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • To report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 14001
  • What is corrective action and who takes responsibility
  • The requirements to become a certificated auditor/lead auditor with IRCA.

What do you need to prepare?

  • To have successfully completed an IRCA approved Lead Auditor course, or accepted equivalent. (If you do not meet the above criteria, you need to attend first the EMS Auditor/Lead Auditor training course)
  • To have good knowledge of ISO 14001 standard, environmental management principles and concepts
  • To have extensive experience in auditing management systems
  • To complete approximately 2 hours of pre-course work prior to attending the course.

What's included?

  • 24 CPD hours
  • Training course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments for public attendees only
  • CQI & IRCA certificate

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If you are looking for a course for four or more people, you may find our in-house option more cost-effective. Contact the team for a quote.

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