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Lead Auditor ISO 14001:2015

In a continuously changing environment, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) standard helps your organization to improve its environmental performance and achieve sustainability.


Understand and apply the principles of ISO 14001:2015 in order to audit and improve your company’s EMS with our Lead Auditor ISO 14001 training course.


This course, designed by LiberoAssurance Training team, focuses on the main aspects and practices of EMS audits. During the course participants will become able to build their knowledge around ISO 14001:2015 EMS and the methods to conduct effectively an EnMS audit.


Aims & Objectives
  • Identify the key requirements and benefits of ISO 14001:2015
  • Understand environmental management and drive continual improvement
  • Take steps to ensure that environmental management is at the heart of your organization
  • Attract and retain customers by meeting their current and future needs better
  • Identify the aims and benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 audit
  • Interpret ISO 14001:2015 requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Grasp the application of risk-based thinking, leadership and process management
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Learn the importance and benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS
  • Understand the key requirements, terms and definitions of ISO 14001:2015 and its structure
  • Grasp the main concepts such as risk-based thinking, process approach, Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Conduct effective audits in any auditing situation
  • Establish and plan the activities of an audit team
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client
  • Organise and direct audit team members
  • Prepare and complete the audit report


Who should attend?
  • Personnel involved in environmental management
  • Management representatives
  • Appointed auditors
  • EMS consultants
  • Those who wish to understand ISO 14001 and its application
  • Anyone involved in the planning, implementing, maintaining, supervising, or auditing of an ISO 14001:2015 EMS
  • Anyone interest in environmental management systems


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: None required
Available in-house/distant learning? Yes
Created by: LiberoAssurance


Part A Contents: ISO 14001:2015 Awareness

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
Context of organisation
  • Understanding the organisation and its context
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Determining the scope of the environmental management system
  • Environmental management system
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Environmental Policy
  • Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Actions to address risks and opportunities
  • Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them
  • Resources
  • Competence
  • Awareness
  • Communication
  • Documented information
  • Operational and planning control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
Performance evaluation
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • General
  • Nonconformity and corrective action
  • Continual Improvement


Part B Contents: ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor

The audit
  • Performing EMS audit activities
  • Performing an audit
Audit steps
  • Audit Plan
  • Developing Checklists
  • Opening Meeting
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Recording Results
  • Closing Meeting
  • Audit Follow-up Activities
Audit programme
  • Establishing the audit programme objectives
  • Identifying and evaluating audit programme risks
  • Process flow for the management of an audit programme
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Implementation of an audit programme
  • Collecting and verifying information
Audit team
  • Knowledge and skills of an audit team leader
  • How to evaluate an Auditor
Psychological factors during audits
  • Attitudes & relationships
  • Communication & obstacles
  • Space & time
  • Body language
  • Tips for effective communication


Exam & Certification

  • Exam for Part A: ISO 14001:2015 Awareness
  • Exam for Part B: ISO 14001:2015 Lead auditor
  • ISO 14001:2015 Awareness & Lead Auditor Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • Terms and definitions
  • Enrolment duration: 90 days (starting from date of purchase)
  • No.of Slides : 185



Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 22
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • CPD Points: 22
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.7


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam for ISO 14001:2015 awareness




Exam for ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor requirements





On successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’





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190,00 €


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