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ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Transition

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This is a one-day interactive course for experienced environmental auditors currently working with ISO 14001:2004. The course is designed to update auditors with awareness of the new ISO 14001:2015 standard and how to audit against it to improve the effectiveness of their environmental management system (EMS).

Note: for new environmental auditors, the Mabbett IEMA 3-day Internal Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditor course is recommended.

Course Aim

  • Delegates will understand the key changes in ISO 14001:2015.
  • Ability to audit against the new standard including the life cycle approach, leadership, context review, risks and opportunities and process-based approach.
  • The overall aim is to improve internal auditors’ competency and understanding of ISO 14001:2015.

Course Content

Audit Skills and Knowledge for ISO 14001:2015

  • Overview of Annex SL changes to the ISO 14001:2015 high level structure.
  • Planning and undertaking an audit in accordance with ISO 19011 - reminder.
  • Process auditing and reminder on techniques for gathering evidence.

Auditing ISO 14001:2015

  • Changes within the ISO 14001:2015 standard; Context, Leadership, Planning, Support, Operation, Performance Evaluation and Improvement and how to audit these.
  • Revised and new terms and definitions.
  • New concepts including life cycle perspective and the process approach to environmental management - how this changes how we audit.

Course Delivery

Delivery will include an interactive mixture of PowerPoint presentation, exercise scenarios and group discussion.  This one-day course is a transition course for already experienced environmental auditors.

Point of Contact

For further information on this course please contact a member of our training team on 0141 227 2300 or