Environmental Auditing

Course Code: SE10

►Course Objective

  • 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.


►Target Audience


  • 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.


►Course Outline

  • Day 1
  • Global issues
  • 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
  • Day 2
  • Sources and types of air pollution
  • Environmental risk assessment techniques
  • Environmental legislation (European/Irish)
  • ISO 14031 and environmental performance indicators
  • Developing objectives and targets
  • Day 3
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • The EMS auditing process & “best practice” approach to auditing
  • The role of certifiers, auditors and verifiers
  • Internal audit and review
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Day 4
  • Comprehensive audit case-study and exercises
  • Preparation for audit
  • Audit role-play
  • Review and discussion of audit findings
  • Requirements of certification bodies
  • Day 5
  • Closing Meetings
  • Integrated management systems
  • Course Review
  • Examination

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Date & Location

Date : 20 March 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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Duration : 5 days

Place : Khobar

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Date : 04 December 2022

Duration : 5 days

Place : Hurghada

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