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ISO 14001: 2004 Auditor/Lead Auditor Course

This five-day IRCA registered course (A13993) is aimed at delegates who wish to establish, manage and audit environmental management systems in accordance with ISO 14001.

IRCA’s recomended Prior Knowledge

Knowledge of the following environmental management principles and concepts

The concept of environmental sustainable development whereby an organisation must ensure that actions of today do not degrade the environment of the future.

The purpose of an initial review as the basis for establishing an environmental management system where none currently exists.

Evaluation of activities, products and services in order to establish the environmental aspects associated with normal operating conditions,

abnormal conditions such as start up and shutdown, emergency situations and accidents.

Considerations of environmental aspects with respect to

  • Emission to air, release to water and release to land
  • Use of raw materials, natural resources and energy
  • Energy emitted and lost e.g. heat, radiation, vibration, steam, and compressed air.
  • Public nuisance such as light pollution, noise, and odour

Environmental legislation and how legal compliance forms part of an environmental management system.

Typical methods for evaluation of the significant impacts of the environmental aspects identified and how their ranking influences operational control and priorities for improvement.

IRCA’s guidance on this prior knowledge is that “an absense of the prior knowledge is likely to result in a delegate of average ability failing to achieve the necessary standard for successful completion of the IRCA examination”

This knowledge can be gained in a number of ways:

  • Attending an IRCA ISO 14001 foundation course, or equivalent
  • Previous experience and existing knowledge
  • Reading or self-study

All candidates booking on our course will be sent a comprehensive pre course learning pack to enable them to meet the prior knowledge requirements via self study, prior to attending the course.

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