Online & Blended ISO 14001:2015 + ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Training


  • Course Area:

    Environment, Health & Safety Management

  • Course Duration:

    47 Hours

  • Format:

    Blended Course (18hrs Online & Self-Paced + 4-days Virtual Classroom)

  • Accreditation:

    CQI and IRCA approved training partner
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  • Individual Pricing:

    1,495 per person

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Finally, an industry-leading online, blended & virtual training solution for ISO Standards, Quality Auditing & Medical Device Regulations!

Comply Guru offers a growing portfolio of online, virtual & blended training courses on various ISO Standards, Quality Auditing & Medical Device Regulations to enable its Learners to get the knowledge and skills they need from home, work or anywhere!

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This Online & Integrated ISO 14001:2015 + ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor Training Course (via Blended Learning) will provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party audits of EH&S management systems against ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018, in accordance with ISO 19011:2018 and ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015, as applicable.

Each Learner will complete c. 18hrs of online & self-paced modules prior to just four days via virtual workshops (incl. CQI & IRCA Examinations).

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the purpose of environmental and OH&S management systems, standards and audits
  2. Explain the purpose of third-party certification, and the business and societal benefits of improving performance of the environmental and occupational health and safety management systems
  3. Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate
  4. Plan, conduct, report and follow-up an audit of an environmental and OH&S management system to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, and in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021, as appropriate

Course Certification

This course is certified by Comply Guru. Successful completion of this course will entitle each Learner to a digital Certificate of Achievement covering both ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditing & ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditing.

Assessment Methodology

In order to successfully complete this blended course, each Learner will need to:

  1. Prior to the virtual classroom modules, each Learner must complete the online & self-paced course modules and obtain 70% or higher in the final assessment (s) by the required deadline set in advance of the given classroom dates you are registered for
  2. Fully attend the virtual classroom element as 100% attendance is required
  3. Obtain 70% or higher in the course continuous assessment during the virtual classroom modules
  4. Each Learner must obtain 70% or higher in two, separate examinations (via eAssessment). First is a 2-hour CQI & IRCA EMS Lead Auditor eAssessment, followed by a shorter 1hr 40min CQI & IRCA OHSMS Lead Auditor eAssessment. Both are completed securely online (under strict examination conditions). This can be completed from home, work or another suitable location that meets the examination conditions.

Course Access & Support

Upon registering for this course, a Learner will be able to avail of the following:

  • Self-Paced Course Access up to the start of the virtual delivery
  • Comprehensive Learner Manual (hard copy)
  • Phone & Email Support (Virtual Instructor)
  • Module 1: Introduction to Management Systems [Self-Paced Module]

    • Purpose and Scope of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
    • Benefits of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
    • Plan Do Check Act
    • Key Terminology
    • Documented Information

  • Module 2: Environmental and OH&S Regulation [Self-Paced Module]

    • Role of the regulatory authorities
    • Environmental regulatory framework
    • OH&S regulatory framework
    • Management of legal compliance
    • Legal compliance – Role of the auditor

  • Module 3: Introduction to Auditing [Self-Paced Module]

    • First, Second- and Third-Party Audits
    • Audit Standards
    • Benefits of Accredited Certification
    • Auditing Terminology
    • Principles of Auditing
    • Audit Program Management

  • Module 4: Audit Planning [Self-Paced Module]

    • Audit Objectives, Scope, Criteria
    • Audit Location and Methods
    • Selection of the Audit team
    • Desired Auditor Behaviours
    • Roles Throughout the Audit Process

  • Module 5: Audit Initiation and Preparation [Self-Paced Module]

    • Establish Contact and Determine Audit feasibility
    • Audit Plan and Assigning Work to the Audit Team
    • Audit Work Documents

  • Module 6: Conducting the Audit [Self-Paced Module]

    • Opening Meeting
    • Communication
    • Managing Auditee Reactions
    • Audit methods
    • Audit Sampling

  • Module 7: Generating Audit Findings and Closing Meeting [Self-Paced Module]

    • Audit Finding Types
    • Non-Conformity Grading and Reporting
    • Audit Conclusion

  • Module 8: Audit Reporting Completion and Follow-Up [Self-Paced Module]

    • Audit Report
    • Verifying Corrective Actions
    • Certification Decision

  • Module 9: Introduction to Auditing [Virtual Classroom]

    • Legal Compliance versus Conformity
    • Audit Lifecycle
    • Initial Certification

  • Module 10: Audit Planning [Virtual Classroom]

    • Audit Objectives, Scope, Criteria
    • Performing a Document Review
    • Determination of Audit Duration
    • Selection of the Audit Team
    • Risk Based Audit Plan
    • Audit Checklists

  • Module 11: Conducting the Audit [Virtual Classroom]

    • Opening Meeting
    • Simulated Audit [Case Study]
    • Evaluate Objective Evidence

  • Module 12: Generating Audit Findings and Closing Meeting [Virtual Classroom]

    • Types of Audit Findings
    • Final Audit Team Meeting
    • Prepare Audit Conclusions
    • Closing Meeting

  • Module 13: Audit Reporting, Completion and Follow-Up [Virtual Classroom]

    • Documenting and Grading Nonconformities
    • Audit Report
    • Audit Follow-Up

    Course Entry Criteria

    CQI & IRCA recommend that each Learner have the following prior knowledge before completing this course. Its important to note that the Learners understanding of the prior knowledge requirements will be tested as part of the course continuous assessment and final written examination.

    Work Experience (Recommended)

    • It is recommended that anyone wishing to attend this course has some work-based experience in Environmental, Health & Safety Management (based on ISO 14001 & ISO 45001) or Internal Auditing in advance of registering for this training course

    ISO Standards (Required)

    • Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 and the commonly used terms associated with each standard is a key pre-requisite in attending this course. Without this knowledge, the course & final examination may be very challenging.
    • Knowledge of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 may be gained by completing a relevant CQI and IRCA Certified Foundation training course or equivalent

    Management Systems (Recommended)

    • The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle
    • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement.

    Occupational Health and Safety Management (Recommended)

    • The concepts of managing occupational health and safety through hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and compliance with legal requirements and other requirements.
    • The relationship between occupational health and safety management and the provision of safe and healthy workplaces, the prevention of work-related injury and ill health, and the proactive improvement of health and safety performance.
    • Common examples of relevant national and local OH&S legislation and requirements

    Environmental Management (Recommended)

    The intended outcomes of an environmental management system:
    • Enhancement of environmental performance
    • Fulfilment of compliance obligations
    • Achievement of environmental objectives.

    Fluency in spoken and written English (Required)

    • For participants whose first language is not English, we recommend a minimum English language competency of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for successful completion of the program. This is not assessed by Comply Guru in advance & each participant must self-assess their competency.

    Printed Copy of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 (Required)

    • Each participant should bring a printed clean copy of each standard with them to the course. This is not provided by Comply Guru.

    Technology Requirements

    The below are the recommended requirements for each Learner in wishing to complete any of our online training courses or modules. In our experience, Workplace IT environments’ internal configurations and available software can vary (new or old), and there may be various limitations or other restrictions in place, and as such, the functionality of any Learning Management System (LMS)  may be impacted, restricted and may not perform well.

    Recommended Operating Systems

    Windows 7/10, Mac OSX Sierra, iPad IOS10

    Mobile Devices

    Comply Guru’s LMS is not available on a mobile app at this time. We recommend using a web browser on a mobile device in completing any online modules. However, if completing any final graded assessment, we recommend completing via a desktop browser.

    Internet Speed

    We recommend using an internet connection of 256Kbit/sec or faster that will ensure that you can view videos and the online content

    Recommended Internet Browsers

    • Google Chrome 32 bit version 50 or later
    • Safari 10 or later
    Important Note: add-ons and toolbars can affect any browsers performance. MS Internet Explorer or Edge are not recommended as its not compatible with the LMS and the course functionality will not work properly.

    Recommended Settings

    We recommend that the following settings are enabled:
    • Cookies
    • Pop-ups (in both Internet Browser and security software)
    • JavaScript
    • Plugins
    • Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player
    • Latest Version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
    To view all resources made available within our LMS, you will probably need Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or an equivalent (i.e Open Office, Viewer) installed.

    Technology Requirements for Virtual Training

    To participate in the virtual training sessions, you will need:
    • Laptop or desktop computer (Note: A tablet or mobile device is not suitable for this training)
    • Webcam – Built-in or USB plug-in
    • Speakers and a microphone – Built-in or USB plug-in. We strongly recommend a headset if you have this available
    • Internet connection – Minimum of 1.0Mbps
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