Course Details

BSI’s “ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor” competency based 4-day course teaches the principles and practices of effective environmental management systems (EMS) and process audits in accordance with the ISO 14000 series of standards and ISO 19011:2002, “Guidelines for Quality and/or Environmental Management Systems Auditing.”  Experienced instructors guide students through the entire audit process, from managing an audit program to reporting on audit results.

  • Understand environmental management definitions, concepts, and guidelines
  • Understand the purpose of the ISO 14000 series
  • Understand the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard
  • Identify aspects and impacts
  • Manage an audit program
  • Initiate the audit and conduct opening meetings
  • Understand auditor responsibilities
  • Conduct on-site activities
  • Understand environmental legislation
  • Communicate effectively during the audit
  • Generate audit findings
  • Prepare audit conclusions
  • Conduct closing meetings
  • Reporting audit results
  • Conduct an audit follow-up
  • Understand the registration process

Course Prerequisites

  • A prior review of the ISO 14001:2004 standard and internal audit experience is suggested for this course.

This course comprises the following three RABQSA TPECS competency units whose outcomes are certified by RABQSA:

  • EM – Environmental Management Systems
  • AU – Management Systems Auditing
  • TL – Leading Management Systems Audit Teams
  • ISO 14001:2004 –Full Standard
  • PowerPoint presentations (Handouts)
  • Sample documents (Handouts)
  • Literature describing certification scheme, and steps in the auditing process

There are written tests on each of the competency units in turn on Days 2, 3 and 4.  Detailed exam instructions will be provided.  

Certificates of Attainment in each competency unit will be provided for students who are deemed “Competent” for each competency unit.

Certificates of attendance are provided to those who do not pass the competency test(s), with students being given the opportunity to retake the test(s).  

This training course and certificate of attainment is recognised by IRCA as meeting the requirement for IRCA certification to IRCA/2017.

For registration and further information

Damien Chapman


Dymphana McEachrane


Premier Quality Services Limited

2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya

Phone: (868) 662-8827 Ext. 2501, 2505, 2507

             (868) 645-9026/ 9268        

Fax:      (868) 645-8879