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ISO 50001:2018 Lead Auditor

CQI & IRCA certified training course number: 17643

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This CQI & IRCA registered five-day course will continue your professional development on how to audit an Energy Management System (EnMS) against ISO 50001 requirements. Learn how to plan, evaluate and report the results of an EnMS audit.

Successful completion of this course, together with fulfilling other criteria can lead to IRCA registration.

Who should attend?

Auditors or Energy System Managers who need to audit an EnMS against ISO 50001 requirements and want a formal, widely recognised IRCA qualification.

You need this course if...

• You want to audit Energy Management Systems against ISO 50001 requirements

• You are an Auditor or Energy System Manager and want to add to your credibility with a
widely accepted qualification

• You want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA auditor certification

You will learn…

• The purpose of an energy management system and the business benefits of improving
energy performance

• The Plan-Do-Check-Act framework with regards to ISO 50001

• The interrelationship between management responsibility, context of the organization,
energy policy, energy planning, implementation of policy, operational control, checking
of performance, management review and continual improvement

• Essential terminology to help you interpret and audit ISO 50001 requirements defined in
ISO 50001

• The difference between compliance obligations and conformance with ISO 50001

• To plan and conduct an interview with top management

• How to plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an energy management system
to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 50001 and in accordance with ISO 19011
(and ISO 17021 where appropriate)

• To prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes
and between members of an audit team

• To prepare thoroughly for an audit and produce checklists (including process based

• The contribution that audits make to the effectiveness of a management system

• That auditing for conformity can improve the stability and robustness of management

• The roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor

• To gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing

• To report findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 50001, write and grade
nonconformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action

• The certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA

You will need …

• Knowledge and understanding of ISO 50001 and experience of auditing

• Knowledge of key energy management principles

• Ideally to have attended our Energy Management Principles course or ISO 50001
Essentials for the Energy Team course

• To understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

• To understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

• Complete approximately 2 hours of pre course work prior to attending the course

Course length

Five days

This course is certified by CQI and IRCA and meets the requirements of the CQI and IRCA ISO 50001:2018 EnMS Auditor/Lead Auditor course criteria PR366

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