Internal EMS Auditing Training Course

7th Jun 2018 09:45 – 16:00

Please note: This event is now fully booked

This CPD-certified Environmental Management System (EMS) Internal Auditor Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake internal EMS audits in line with international EMS standards.


Course aims

This course will give you:
• the knowledge and under-standing to effectively audit your organisation’s EMS
• an overview of the EMS process
• hands-on experience of EMS auditing by completing the practical exercises
• the ability to make recommendations to improve your organisation's environmental performance and help it to become more sustainable


Course outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

• plan an internal environmental audit;
• conduct an audit against the clauses of your chosen EMS standard such as ISO14001
• identify different types of non-conformance and areas for improvement
• complete non-conformance/corrective action forms
• produce a final internal audit report

Who is it for?

The course has been designed to teach individuals how to audit an Environmental Management Systems, even if they have limited knowledge or experience. It is open to everyone, but some environmental knowledge is helpful. 
Training certificate and CPD

The Internal EMS Auditor training certificates will be provided on completion of the course. This course is CPD Certified and successful delegates are awarded 6 CPD hours/points for their professional development portfolio.

Course Overview

This course is divided into 9 sections.

1. Environmental Management Systems (EMSs)
In this section, we provide background information on environmental management systems and how they can be used to control and improve an organisation’s environmental performance, manage an organisation’s environmental impacts, and ensure the organisation complies with environmental legislation and other requirements.

2. Auditing: general principles
Here we explain the aims and benefits of internal environmental management system auditing. We deal with the requirements of an internal audit, the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the audit process and the knowledge and skills required by internal auditors.

3. Planning an audit
In this section, we explain how to create an audit cycle and plan the various stages of an internal audit. We describe the different methods that can be used to audit an EMS and the working documents that you will need to record the results from interviews, observations, document inspections as well as non-conformances and non-compliances.

4. Environmental legislation
Environmental legislation and compliance is a complex subject that requires a good deal of specialist knowledge beyond that expected of an internal EMS auditor. However, in this section we provide an overview of waste management legislation and an exercise on conducting an evaluation of compliance audit.

5. Conducting the audit
In this section, we describe how to conduct the opening meeting with the audit team and explain the internal audit process to the people in the areas of the organisation that you are going to audit. The different methods used for collecting and verifying evidence is covered in this section and we explain how to identify non-conformances, non-compliances and opportunities for improvement.

6. Producing the audit report
In this section, we describe how to review the audit evidence, produce a summary of your findings and discuss them with the auditees. Once this process is completed, the final audit report can be produced and submitted to the management review committee.

7. Common problems identified during an audit
Here we describe common problems that you may encounter during an internal audit. They include problems that arise when information about the nature and scope of the audit has not been adequately communicated to stakeholders or when operational processes are not adequately implemented. We stress the need to focus on practice, not just documentation.

8. Test your understanding
The course include practical exercises on identifying and documenting non-conformances, and evaluating compliance with legal requirements.

9. Conclusions and further study
We provide a summary of the internal audit process and direct you to further learning opportunities.

This course is delivered by Loreus.

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