Environmental Courses

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Introduction 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. 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. Duration 1 Day, 08.30-16.45 Who should attend? Decision makers and managers at all levels who 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. Course objectives 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 Course content Benefits of an effective EMS to businessesEssential 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 approachSummary 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 EMSMonitoring, 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 In-House Courses 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, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training accredited certificate. (2353).

Introduction Build the practical skills and knowledge you need to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) with this training course. Discover the actions, tools and techniques required to implement or improve an inherited EMS, including procedural and process information. Duration 1 Day, 09.00 – 17.00 Who should attend? People involved in planning and/or coordinating the implementation process for a system addressing environmental issues People who have been assigned the task of establishing or inheriting an EMS Decision makers in the implementation process Those wanting to understand the implementation process Course objectives Identify environmental aspects and impacts that create the baseline from which an EMS is created and developed Recognise cultural change and management issues, which play a role in the implementation process Establish the initial steps to be taken in developing an EMS Develop skills in the preparation of written procedures and required documentation Recognise the appropriate resources and capabilities necessary for maintaining an EMS Course content What is an EMS How to Implement & Improve an EMS The ISO 14001 model and an ISO 14001:2015 Standard Revision Overview Developing an Environmental policy Common features of an EMS Identifying environmental risks Managing environmental improvement actions Operational controls and emergency planning Training & communication Developing and maintaining EMS documentation Monitoring, measuring and reporting Auditing and management review Cultural change and implementation Maintaining an EMS to achieve continual improvement What are the benefits This course offers valuable day to day knowledge and skills essential to an efficient environmental management system. Decide how best to develop the Quality Management Systems of their organisation Add to their quality management career credentials Understand the relevance of quality standards to their organisation Be able to set quality objectives. Demonstrate the competitive benefits of quality standards to their own and other organisations In-House Courses 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 Systems 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, Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates will receive Certificate of Attainment

Introduction This interactive CQI and IRCA Certified two-day training programme aims to help delegates to understand and apply the principles and techniques that are required for conducting effective environmental audits. A good system of auditing is one of the most effective methods of ensuring that the Environmental Management System (EMS) continues to meet its objectives and for control and for identifying improvements. Auditors need to be sufficiently competent in order to evaluate the EMS effectively if the organisation is to achieve the full benefit from its EMS and have confidence that it is achieving its objectives. This IRCA registered course focuses delegates on the most important attributes of a modern and effective environmental management system and helps them to understand the role of the auditor in its development and continual improvement. It introduces delegates to business environmental issues and relevant legislative issues. The course is based on auditing with the ISO 14001:2015 standard. Duration 2 Days, 09.00 – 17.10 (day 1) 08.45 – 17.15 (day 2) Who should attend? This course is essential for those who will undertake internal environmental audits, or who will be required to plan, manage and implement internal audit programmes. Other people who find this course useful are team leaders and supervisors with EMS, who are looking to broaden their awareness of environmental issues in order to understand how they can improve their overall contribution to the success of the business. The course does not require any past auditing or environmental management system experience. Course objectives To enable delegates to effectively plan, perform, evaluate and report the results of internal environmental audits with confidence. To help delegates understand the key attributes of an efficient and effective environmental management system and the role of the internal auditor in its continual improvement and development. Course content Basic environmental thinking and risk-based concepts Structure and principles of an environmental management system Overview of key ISO 14001:2015 requirements Auditors roles and responsibilities Types of environmental audit Effective auditing techniques and good audit practices Reporting valid findings and managing corrective actions What are the benefits This course, combined with an ISO 14001 foundation course, satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register under the CQI and IRCA Certified training scheme as an Internal EMS Auditor. Successful delegates will be equipped with the technical skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report internal EMS audits. Delegates also find the interactive nature of the course, it’s challenging content and extensive use of team-based exercises an enjoyable and effective way to learn. In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders A combination of presentations and guided exercises together with an interactive role-play exercise involving a simulated audit makes this course both highly beneficial and enjoyable for participants. Our course leaders are qualified and experienced environmental auditors with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service and utilities, professional, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Certification Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training certificate (2353).

Introduction This highly interactive, intensive and challenging 5-day training programme is designed for those people who require an in-depth understanding of auditing techniques and skills associated with the Lead Auditor role. This course is a registered CQI and IRCA training course. Duration 5 Days, 08.30 – 17.30 (days 1-3) 08.30 – 17.45 (day 4) 08.30 – 16.15 (day 5) Who should attend? This course satisfies the training requirement for those seeking to register with  the CQI and IRCA Certified training auditing scheme. It is also an essential for any serious environmental practitioner, particularly those who have the main responsibility for implementing and maintaining their environmental management system and manage an audit programme for internal audits. Essential also to those who are required to perform more demanding and extensive company audits (corporate auditing); or who are required to regularly assess the performance of other companies (supplier, contractor and/or certification auditors); and for those who are seeking to develop their auditing and environmental skills to a professional level. Prior Knowledge Those attending this course are expected to have prior knowledge of the following: Environmental Management principles and concepts: The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle Environmental issues including an appreciation of environmental protection and pollution prevention and control Environmental management terms and definitions Appreciation of environmental compliance issues Environmental management terms and definitions Typical structures for environmental management systems including process-based systems Structure, content and requirements of ISO 14001:2015 This knowledge can be gained in a number of ways: Previous experience and existing knowledge Attending a CQI and IRCA Certified training ISO 14001 Foundation course – or equivalent Reading or self-study If you would like to attend our CQI and IRCA Certified training ISO 14001 Foundation course at a discounted price to help you prepare for this Lead Auditor course please contact us. Course objectives The course is designed to help delegates deliver value-added audits to understand the principles of good Environmental Management and to develop their knowledge of the environmental management standards. To enable you to lead an audit team. It will also develop delegates’ knowledge & understanding of different environmental audit types, and the practical skills required to plan, execute and report environmental management audits. On completion, delegates will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of an EMS based on the ISO 14001:2015 standard at a level acceptable to certification bodies. Course content Auditing the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 Key focus areas for auditing core environmental processes Overview of auditing for compliance Objectives and types of environmental audits Roles and responsibilities of auditors and of lead auditors Auditor skills & development Processes and techniques for planning, conducting & reporting audits Audit follow-up activities and auditing for continual improvement Effective audit planning, execution and reporting based on current auditing standards Identifying valid findings, non-conformities and corrective action management Certification (based on ISO 17021) processes for EMS What are the benefits Designed not only to help people perform value-added audits this course is also designed to develop delegates’ wider understanding of environmental management systems development and implementation. Delegates will gain an understanding of the level of performance required for implementing a successfully certified EMS and how to assess against the ISO 14001:2015 standard. It will help delegates to develop essential conceptual skills including risk-based thinking, continual improvement, life-cycle thinking, and process-based approaches. This course satisfies the formal training requirements for those wishing to register with the CQI and IRCA Certified auditing scheme. In-House Courses 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 unrivalled management systems design and improvement experience. They are qualified and experienced auditors with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas Certification Delegates successfully completing the course, including examination, will be awarded a CQI and IRCA Certified training certificate (2355).

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