New 14001: 2015 course for auditors

3rd November 2016

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David O'Hagan

A course to support assessors to conduct effective audits for ISO 14001: 2015 is now available, with the first taking place this month.

Titled Auditing to ISO 14001: 2015, the course is for those with responsibilities and experience of auditing environmental management systems, and will enable them to master the principles of the revised international standard.

The launch of the course comes as the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) confirmed an 8% increase in uptake of 14001 during 2015, bringing the number of certifications to more than 300,000 worldwide. Many organisations will now be working to switch to 14001: 2015, which will create a huge demand for auditors who can deliver effective assessments against the standard.

The one-day course supports auditors who need to upskill or refresh their knowledge. It is designed to give assessors with experience in EMS auditing all they need to know in order to fully undertake, plan and develop an internal audit to the revised standard. It is also suitable for those who have a keen interest in maximising the effectiveness of environmental management systems and want to understand both the theoretical and practical aspects of the standard.

The course was created with extensive input from Martin Baxter, IEMA’s chief policy advisor and the UK’s appointed expert on the ISO 14001 revision working group. Learners completing it will be able to describe the key new requirements of 14001: 2015, explain how organisations may respond to the new demands, and develop, implement, manage and undertake a full audit.

The course is available from the Green Business Centre and the first course dates are 16 November (Cardiff), 7 December (Manchester) and 15 December (London). Learners must have completed the IEMA’s Making the Transition to ISO 14001: 2015 course or be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge of the revised standard.

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