ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Training Course

  • Course Duration: 5 days


This course covers Environmental Management System (EMS) audit comprehensively and so enables auditors to achieve the highest level of competence. It covers every aspect of 1st party, 2nd party and 3rd party audit against the criteria specified in ISO 14001:2015.

Who should attend

  • Individuals who require an internationally recognised qualification to carry out EMS audits for 3rd party certification bodies.
  • Individuals who seek a broad, in-depth understanding of best-practice EMS audit skills.
  • Quality Managers who require a practical familiarisation with ISO 14001:2015 and the ability to carry out EMS or combined QMS and EMS audits.
  • Individuals who may be required to carry out environmental audits of suppliers and contractors for a customer.


  • Participants will be able to perform audits effectively against ISO 14001:2015 criteria.
  • Successful completion will provide sponsor organisations to enhance management of environmental risks which exist internally and also externally in their suppliers’ and contractors’ organisations.

Key Topics

  • Environmental management principles
  • Role and nature of nature of an EMS
  • Aim and structure of the ISO 14001:2015
  • Detailed review of ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Identifying environmental aspects and assessing their impact
  • Monitoring and improving EMS performance
  • Determining legal and regulatory compliance
  • Practical controls for environmental management
  • Planning and preparing for an EMS audit
  • Performing an audit
  • Writing nonconformity statements and observations
  • Reporting audit findings
  • Verifying corrective and preventive action
  • Managing the audit programme to deliver maximum benefits for health and safety


This 5-day course comprises a series of interactive tutorials, a case study and practical exercises that simulate real audit situations in a highly motivating learning environment. When delivered in-house, exercises focus on the organisation’s activities, products and services. Each participant will receive a course manual and, following successful completion, a certificate.

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