Course – IRCA ISO 14001:2015 Foundation (Online)
Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 Foundation Course
A one-day awareness course designed to provide attendees with an introduction to environmental management systems based on the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard and how this standard can be used to develop and improve an environmental management system. In the past, some companies may have seen environmental management as a luxury that they could ill afford but things are changing. Legislation designed to protect the environment has steadily increased and many customers use environmental performance as a key selection criteria when awarding contracts. This means that a systematic approach to environmental management can often make good commercial and financial sense.
This foundation course gives an introduction to the most widely used standard for Quality Management in the world. The creation of a successful quality system relies on more than reading the text in the standard; it demands an understanding of requirements and a considered application of the standard to the organisation. This course will provide delegates with an insight into the important world of quality standards, their development and the certification process.
Who should attend?
Decision-makers and managers at all levels, need to understand the fundamentals and practical implementation requirements of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Environmental Managers or those with responsibility for maintaining an existing EMS to a recognised standard will also find this course very useful. Also useful to anyone who needs an introduction to environmental management or those wishing to attend the registered 2-day auditor course without prior experience of environmental management systems.
This course will equip delegates with an understanding of the development and application of environmental management techniques and how the ISO 14001:2015 standard is interpreted and implemented.
On completion of the course we expect delegates to be able to:
- Describe the purpose of an environmental management system
- Explain the purpose, content and interrelationships of ISO 14001, ISO 14004, and EMAS
- Interpret the specific requirements of ISO 14001 in the context of an effectively implemented environmental management system
- Benefits of an effective EMS to businesses
- Essential environmental terminology and familiarisation with ISO 14001 definitions
- Purpose and intent of an environmental management system
- Environmental issues and how to assess and determine environmental aspects and impacts
- Understanding organizational context and a risk-based approach
- Summary of key environmental legislation and relevance of legislation to an EMS
- Structure and key requirements of ISO 14001
- Setting environmental objectives
- Continual improvement process for an EMS
- Monitoring, measurement and analysis
What are the benefits?
Attendance will enable delegates to:
- Decide how best to develop the Environmental Management Systems of their organisation and avoid common problems
- Add to their environmental management career credentials
- Understand the relevance of environmental standards to their organisation
- Improve environmental decision-making
- Demonstrate the competitive benefits of environmental management standards to their own and other organisations
Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.
Style of Delivery and Course Leaders
Our course leaders have extensive experience in Management across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service and professional organisations including Local, National and International Government. This wide experience enables them to make the course more interesting by using their relevant examples and case studies during workshop discussions.
Our team of staff has extensive experience of working across cultural boundaries, through their work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2353).