Apply the Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills of Environmental Auditors as identified in ISO19011
Apply techniques used in the identification of environmental aspects & impacts
Evaluate and explain the significance of environmental impacts.
Analyse and validate environmental objectives, targets, management and monitoring regimes relating to a range of industry types.
Describe and identify the relationship and differences between a range of audit types
Evaluate current environmental issues, their inter-relationships and how they relate to the auditing process.
Identify key pieces of environmental legislation and define their relevance in the context of environmental auditing.
Describe and explain the roles and responsibilities of the auditor, the audit teamand other relevant bodies.
Plan, initiate, implement, manage, monitor and review a broad range of audit programmes.
Demonstrate the main competences required for leading an environmental audit and the main competencies required in an audit team.
This course is intended for environmental and quality professionals who have previously attended an IEMA approved course or who have a sound understanding of EMS and who wish to improve their environmental auditing skills and refresh their knowledge of environmental issues and themes.
Auditing of EMS
Recap and update of ISO 14001 and EMAS
Evaluating significance of aspects including actual and potential impacts arising from normal and abnormal conditions
Sources and types of air pollution
Environmental risk assessment techniques
Environmental legislation (European/Irish)
ISO 14031 and environmental performance indicators
Developing objectives and targets
Emergency preparedness and response
The EMS auditing process & “best practice” approach to auditing