A two-day CQI IRCA certified (18053) Training Course – This two-day course will provide delegates who have completed previous Auditor training courses in Environmental Management Systems with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to understand and audit against, the new standard framework Annex SL in ISO 14001:2015.
It is ideally suited for existing ISO 14001:2004 Internal and Lead Auditors who want to understand the changes in the new standard and the skills needed to audit against ISO 14001:2015 based EMS requirements.
All CQI IRCA certified EMS auditors must successfully complete a CQI IRCA certified EMS Auditor Transition course before 1 September 2018 in order to maintain their CQI IRCA EMS Auditor registration.
There are over 250,000 facilities in 160 countries certified to ISO 14001. It is the most widely adopted environmental management system in the world. The standard enables organisations to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects.
The changes contained within ISO 14001:2015 can be broadly classified into those which have arisen from using Annex SL as a foundation for the standard and those relating to changes to standard specific requirements. Annex SL was developed as a generic framework for management system standards (MSSs) to ensure that all future MSSs have the same look and feel by using common terms and definitions and identical core text and language.
As ISO 14001:2015 is now adopting this relatively new framework, it is expected to have a profound effect on organisations implementing the standard and those auditing against the requirements of the standard. Bearing this in mind, auditors will need to ensure they are prepared for this.