ISO 14001/ ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course
The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course standard is the most important standard within the ISO 14000 series. ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) for small to large organizations. An EMS is a systemic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization. The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course standard is based on the Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle.
The Plan cycle deals with the beginning stages of an organization becoming ISO 14001-compliant. The Check cycle deals with checking and correcting errors. The Do cycle is the implementation and operation of the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course standard within an organization. The Review cycle is a review of the entire process by the organization’s top management. And the Improve cycle is a cycle that never ends as an organization continually finds ways to improve their EMS.
The entire process can take several months to several years depending on the size of the organization. If an organization is already ISO 9000-certified, the implementation of ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course does not take as long. When an organization is compliant, they can either register with a third-party registrar or self-declare their compliance. The ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course standard is the only ISO 14000 standard that allows an organization to be registered or “certified.
The Technical Committee (TC) behind ISO 14000 is TC 207.