Lead auditor
ISO 14001:2004 EMS Lead Auditor course
To learn about the subject of auditing of environmental management systems,specifically those based on the ISO 14000 families of international standards. The course is also aimed to provide practical training on auditing skills for Environmental Management Systems.
  • Describe the purpose of Environmental Management System and explain the principles; 
  • Explain the inter-relationship of ISO14001: 2004 and ISO 19011;
  • Interpret requirements of ISO 14001:2004 in the context of an audit; 
  • To understand Environment Elements; 
  • Clear and comprehensive understanding of fundamentals of EMS;
  • To understand Indian environmental legislation;
  • Identify Environmental Aspects and its Impacts. ·
  • Define & produce objectives, targets and programs. ·
  • Establish environmental management system documentation.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors;
  • Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011:2002;
  • Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding nonconformities; ·
  • Undertake the audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective actions.


  • Contents of ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 19011:2002 Standards;
  • Principles, impact assessment methodology of environmental issues;
  •  Process approach including the PDCA Cycle;
  •  ISO 14001:2004 Standards Requirements;
  •  Environmental Management System documentation;
  •  Auditing Standard ISO 19011:2002 requirements;
  •  Auditor s Roles and Responsibilities;
  •  Audit Planning, Checklists, Non conformance Reports;
  •  Audit Reporting, Final Team Meeting / Follow-up;
  •  Verification / Audit Records;
  •  Accreditation / Certification and Auditor Registration;
  •  Exercises, case study etc.;
  •  Course Examination.
  •  Persons who require detailed knowledge of Environmental auditing process.
  •  Persons who are responsible for maintaining/ controlling Environmental issues in their organization.
  •  Environmental  professionals  with  experience  in  implementation  and  auditing  of environmental management systems.
  •  Individuals wishing to lead the assessment of a company s EMS compliance against EMS standards - ISO 14001:2004.
  •   Persons who wish to implement environmenta management systems in the organization.
  •  Consultants of EMS.
This course has been designed with input and feedback internationally from a number of trainers, customers and training consultants. The course design reflects a high level of interaction between the trainer and the participants. It is built upon the participants input all throughout the course. This input by being mapped on the classroom walls will help the participants follow and remember the course structure and content.
5 days
QCS courses are held at hotels and various in-house training centers. However, they can be held at the customer s premises, if required.