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The IEMA Foundation Course

in Environmental Auditing

Penarth Management is an IEMA Approved Training Provider for this course under licence from AFNOR Groupe.

Climate change and other environmental concerns have raised the awareness of stakeholders in many organisations. Consequently, many organisations need to have access to trained internal auditors who can carry out a variety of audits to give management confidence that environmental concerns and legal compliance issues are being properly addressed by the business. This reduces the risk to the business and its impact on the environment.

 

 

Environmental management systems (EMS) have become an essential part of the strategy for business improvement. Standards such as ISO14001 and EMAS provide requirements for establishing the EMS of an organisation. The emergence of these Standards has created the need for professional personnel within the business with the capability to assess the EMS impartially and effectively. External certification of those systems by accredited certification bodies provides a public statement of the organisation’s policy for the environment and its implementation of appropriate controls to limit its impacts.

This course has been designed to train environmental auditors to take part in audits, providing guidance and assurance to management. However, it is also popular with other delegates who wish to develop a clear understanding of environmental management applied to modern 
business.

Course Details:

Who should attend?

Duration and Fees

This course lasts 5 day and costs £950+VAT per person. 

The broad scope of the course makes it valuable to delegates who need to:

  • Add understanding of environmental management to their auditing skills;

  • Complement their knowledge of environmental management with auditing skills;

  • Co-ordinate EMS development;

  • Brief others on ISO 14001 requirements;

  • Advise senior management on environmental management.

  • Environmental management systems

  • Auditing and consultancy skills

  • Environmental legislation

  • Environmental aspects, impacts and performance.

  • Successful completion of the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing will equip delegates with the basic knowledge necessary to participate effectively in environmental audits and other related activities. Specifically delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Environmental management systems

  • Auditing and consultancy skills

  • Environmental legislation

  • Environmental aspects, impacts and performance.

The course comprises a series of illustrated lectures which provide understanding of environmental management principles and audits including EMS audits. These are supported by case studies and workshops which develop auditor skills.

The course contents satisfy requirements of the international Standard for environmental audit and auditor qualification ISO19011 (which supersedes ISO14010-14012). It includes the following topics:

  • Environmental principles and practices;

  • Identifying environmental aspects and impacts;

  • Developing and implementing environmental policy;

  • Preventing harmful environmental impacts;

  • Enhancing environmental performance;

  • EMS and the requirements of ISO14001;

  • Comparisons with EMAS and the ISO9000 Series Standards;

  • Environmental law and regulations;

  • Risk and hazard analysis;

  • Types and methods of environmental audit;

  • The EMS audit process;

  • Techniques of performing and reporting EMS audits;

  • Corrective action and follow-up;

  • Assessing and reporting environmental performance;

  • IEMA registration scheme and code of practice for Environmental auditors.​

Each delegate will receive a comprehensive manual.

Benefits:

Delegates will benefit by obtaining the knowledge, skills and confidence to:

  • Audit their company’s EMS and suppliers’ EMS;

  • Participate in compliance, single issue and other types of environmental audit.

Learning Outcomes:

Successful completion of the IEMA Foundation Course in Environmental Auditing will equip delegates with the basic knowledge necessary to participate effectively in environmental audits and other related activities. Specifically delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Environmental management systems

  • Auditing and consultancy skills

  • Environmental legislation

  • Environmental aspects, impacts and performance.

Certification:

Completion of the course will be recognised by the award of a certificate. This course contributes towards auditor registration based on the overall number of marks awarded on completion. Delegates will receive an internationally recognised qualification that may be used as evidence of training when applying to the IEMA for registration as an auditor.

Companies will benefit by having knowledgeable and trained personnel who can help to develop the EMS and assess its effectiveness.

Next Public Courses

There are currently no upcoming courses for this event. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.