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ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 – BALANCE BETWEEN ECONOMY AND ECOLOGY

Balance between economy and ecology for all organizations building their company philosophy on an active environmental management while documenting their environmental activities.

Since its publication in 1996, more than 150,000 organizations world-wide have implemented and have a certified management system according to ISO 14001. This increasing popularity demonstrates that any organization or business sector can benefit from the positive impact it confers. Due to their own positive experiences, many ISO 14001 certified companies are asking their suppliers for this kind of certification in turn, particularly in the area of resources conservation, waste and energy management.

With the standard’s compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management), an increasing number of organizations choose to implement integrated management systems, in order to take advantage of the synergies. Environmental, quality, and occupational health and safety management systems (OHSAS 18001) are fundamental tools of corporate management; their use demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, and the intention to prevent the waste of resources.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION:

With an environmental management system certified to ISO 14001, organizations can:

  • improve their operational environmental protection
  • achieve legal certainty through systematic observation of relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • reduce environmental risks
  • improve their environmental performance, to include the environmental quality of products and services
  • realize cost savings by way of systematic and proactive thought and action
  • foster employee identification, motivation and commitment
  • promote confidence of the public, customers, agencies, banks, and insurers
  • enhance their image and competitive ability – both nationally and internationally
  • fulfill customer requirements

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Provides an overview of the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. The course outcome is applicable to all levels of employment and provides for a thorough basis of awareness and understanding of basic ISO requirements and applications. On completion of this course the student will have a clear appreciation of the requirements of the ISO Standard as well as a better understanding of how it applies to the day to day operation in the workplace.

COURSE DURATION:  1 DAY

INTRODUCTION TO THE ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Bring world-class environmental standards to your business with our ISO 14001:2015 Awareness course. Compete globally with leading businesses across the public and private sectors with an international standard that demonstrates your commitment to environmental standards, systems and policies. This one-day training course is designed and delivered by our highly qualified facilitators to help you get a sense of all areas of environmental management and its importance in securing future business and stakeholder confidence. This comprehensive introduction to environmental standards and ISO 14001 certification will provide the skills to share knowledge and ensure your organisation is setting the environmental standard.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Those with responsibility for implementing environmental management systems
  • Those with an interest in environmental management systems
  • Those starting their career in environmental management

PRE-REQUISITE:

This is an introductory level of training to ISO 14001 and no prior knowledge of the ISO standard or management system is required. It is recommended that a minimum educational level of NQF level 4 (Matric) be attained to cope with the content

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Relate to the importance of ISO 14001:2015 as a management tool.
  • Identify individual responsibilities towards the requirements of the standard.
  • Discuss interrelationships of the Environmental Principles set out by the standard.
  • Explain the importance of management responsibility towards environmental policy.

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?:

  • Give your organisation the competitive edge globally through improved environmental standards
  • Share knowledge of the importance of environmental standards to your industry
  • Share an understanding of the importance of environmental standards to your organization
  • Boost employee, customer and stakeholder confidence and loyalty
  • Secure future business success.

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

COURSE DURATION:  3 DAYS

IMPLEMENTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Implementation course provides the participant with a more in-depth level of knowledge on the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. This course is a follow-on to the Awareness Training course. The Implementation course is designed for personnel who are responsible for developing and implementing an environmental management system. Practical application of the standard requirements provides the participant with in-depth knowledge regarding the development, implementation and maintenance of the management system requirements. The course prepares the participant to understand the requirements for audit preparation as well as the importance of Environmental Management as a cost saving tool. It demonstrates how environmental management contributes to the day-to-day business operations through the effective application and management of resources.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Those with responsibility for implementing environmental management systems
  • Those with an interest in environmental management systems
  • Those developing an environmental management system

PRE-REQUISITE:

Previous attendance at an ISO Awareness or Introductory level course would be helpful. This course assumes the participant already has an introductory level of training in Environmental Management and is engaged in the introduction of an EMS within their organisation. It is recommended that a minimum educational level of NQF level 4 (Matric) be attained to cope with the content.

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Apply the ISO 14001:2015 as a management tool
  • Identify the requirements as set by the standard.
  • Develop certain documents required by the standard.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the interaction of the various processes as determined by the standard.
  • Evaluate environmental system requirements through the application of standard elements.
  • Work with the methods for implementing the EM processes.

HOW WILL I BENEFIT:

  • Relate to the background and process flow of the management of the environment as a system approach.
  • Describe what is meant by Environmental Management
  • Realize the key importance of Environmental Management in a business operation
  • Be able to participate in the development of the documentation for the businesses’ ISO 14001:2015 processes.
  • A certificate of competence is provided on completion of this course.

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

  • Participants are assessed to both individual and group performance competence levels
  • A prescribed level of competence is required to obtain a certificate of competence on completion of this course.

COURSE DURATION:  5 DAYS

INTERNAL AUDITING OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Assessment of the environmental management system forms an important part of the process to demonstrate continual improvement, thus the ISO 14001:2015 standard requires that the management system must be audited on a periodic basis. The Internal Auditor Course is designed for persons to capably conduct internal assessments. The course material is based on sampling methods, interviewing techniques, effective listening skills and value-added report writing. Special emphasis is devoted to effective development of corrective action requests. The auditor course is designed specifically for those individuals responsible for carrying-out internal audits to the ISO 14001:2015 standard. This training course is presented at an advanced level and adds value as well as prepares a business for certification by an external certifying body. The course provides participants with the opportunity to audit against procedures written for real world applications.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Those with responsibility for internally auditing environmental management systems
  • Those with an interest in auditing environmental management systems
  • Those developing an environmental management system

PRE-REQUISITE:

The level of focus and presentation is high and it is therefore requested that participants demonstrate the following:

  • Successful completion of an ISO 14001:2015 Awareness course.
  • Successful completion of an ISO 14001:2015 Implementation course.
  • Practical experience in the management of an Environmental Management System.

OUTCOME:

With the successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Relate to and apply the ISO 19011:2011 requirements for auditing.
  • Develop specific documents required by the standard.
  • Develop auditing material required to conduct an internal audit.
  • Plan and prepare the auditing process.
  • Apply the principles of planning, executing, recording and closeout of an audited scenario.
  • Develop and implement key documentation to ensure the auditing process is concluded in a professional manner.

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?:

  • Guarantee continuing compliance with ISO 14001:2015 requirements
  • Ensure employees have training in environmental management responsibilities and awareness
  • Manage all environmental risks and maintain and improve a global benchmark in environmental standards
  • Be confident that your organisation can rely on ISO certified internal auditors

COURSE VENUE:

Courses are presented at the DQS Head Office in Randburg, as well as major centres in South Africa.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The maximum number of participants for this course is 20 with a minimum of 10.

  • Participants are assessed to both individual and group performance competence levels
  • A prescribed level of competence is required to obtain a certificate of competence on completion of this course.
  • A software tool is provided as part of the course to assist in preparing and conducting an internal audit

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