This course explains all the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 to help you implement, audit an environmental management system or plan the upgrade to this new edition of the world's no.1 standard for environmental management.
After going through the lessons in the course the student will have a good understanding of all the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, and will be able to take part in the implementation, improvement, administration or audit of an environmental management system.
My course includes:
The course discusses key elements of ISO 14001:2015 like evaluation of environmental aspects and impacts, compliance obligations, operational planning and control or emergency preparedness and response.
Specific requirements for environmental management system - environmental policy, environmental objectives and planning to achieve them, context of the organization, internal audits, management review, evaluation of compliance, documented information, actions to address risks and opportunities - all those are discussed in the lessons of this course.
All elements of ISO 14001:2015 are discussed in detail, using examples so you will understand how an environmental management system can be implemented to achieve conformity with the standard and obtain ISO 14001:2015 certification.
From my course you get condensed valuable information that you can study in your own time and review at any moment during the implementation of an environmental management system or during an audit as per ISO 14001.
This is the full package for environmental consultants, auditors and environmental practitioners (environmental managers, EHS officers, environmental technicians, environmental engineers etc).
The course provides clear explanations, examples and solutions for the implementation of ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
Structure of the environmental management system course. ISO 14001 and ISO 14004.
About sustainable development, the concept of environmental management and standards from ISO 14000 family.
What is an environmental management system, what is the purpose of implementing an environmental management system and the Plan-Do-Check-Act model.
The elements that are part of the context - internal and external issues relevant to the purpose of the organization and the specific environmental conditions.
The identification of interested parties (parties that have an interest in the organization's environmental management system), their specific needs and expectations and which of those needs and expectations become compliance obligations.
Activities and locations included in the environmental management system.
Top management active involvement in the environmental management system and how this can be achieved.
The requirements for the environmental policy which sets the organization's general direction with regards to environmental management.
About top management defining roles and responsibilities for staff with regards to the environmental management system.
Sources to identify risks and opportunities and examples of typical risks and opportunties related to environmental issues.
Definition of environmental aspects and environmental impacts.
The relationship between environmental aspects and impacts.
How to identify environmental aspects and related impacts.
How to decide which are the significant environmental impacts.
The life-cycle perspective.
What are compliance obligations.
Identification of compliance obligations and actions to fulfill them.
Review of compliance obligations.
About setting environmental objectives, having plans to achieve them and monitoring their fulfillment.
About the resources needed for the environmental management system and their allocation.
Determining the required competence for people that may affect environmental performance.
Ensure that people are competent.
Determine training neesds and provide access to training related to environmental aspects and the environmental management system.
About the requirements for awareness of staff with regards to environmental issues.
What are the relevant communications for environmental issues.
Internal and external communcations.
Environmental management system documentation.
The controls for management system documented information.
About managing significant environmental aspects, taking into consideration compliance obligations and risks and opportunities and achieving environmental objectives.
Defining and implementing operational controls.
Life-cycle perspective - consider the expected life cycle stages of products and services.
Identification of potential emergency situations.
Preparation for emergency situations.
Testing the plans for environmental emergency situations.
Determining what needs to be measured and monitored.
Analyze and evaluate data collected through monitoring and measuring.
About evaluating the compliance with environmental related obligations.
About planning and performing internal audits of the environmental management system.
Requirements for the internal audit teams.
Reporting internal audits.
About the requirement to review periodically the environmental management system.
Input and output elements to the management review.
What improvement refers to and where to find opportunities for improvement.
The process to identify and treat nonconformities.
Implementation of corrective actions and review of their effectiveness.
About continually improving the suitability, adequacy and effectivenss of the environmental management system and some sources to find ideas for continual improvement.
Cristian is an experienced auditor, consultant and trainer who has been working in conformity evaluation for more than 15 years,
Passionate about standards and how their use can help organizations improve, Cristian has been involved in more than 500 audits in different European countries as well as numerous consulting projects on different standards.
A certified auditor and risk assessor, Cristian held top management positions in a major certification body and today he is the managing director of RIGCERT.