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Module 1 Annex SL (A17853) - Applicable for all ISO standards 

A unique training module that helps you to verify the implied-changes that arise from the ISO Annex SL and perform audits against the requirements common for all the ISO standards based on the Annex SL 

Duration

Module 1 - One Day (applicable for all standards). 

Module 2 – 0.5 Day (per standard).   

Aim of the course – Module 1 

Provide necessary knowledge and skills required to verify and plan, conduct, manage & follow up audits of any management system against the implied changes arising from the Annex SL/ the High Level Structure (HLS). 

The Annex SL or the HLS is the basis for all next generation ISO standards. This Module together with the Subject Specific modules (Min 0.5 Day duration) will help you to prepare yourself to be able to verify/perform audits against all existing & upcoming standards that are developed based on the Annex SL/HLS. 

At the end of the Course Module 1 

  • Delegates will be able to;
  • Understand, interpret & verify/audit the Management Systems against the purpose, benefits & the requirements based on the Annex SL and or the High Level Structure (HLS)
    Understand what Systematic Risk Based Thinking is, including context, interested parties, Leadership Commitment, Systematic Change Management and the planning process 
  • Explain Sustainable Business Development  

Focus areas 

  • Annex SL/ High Level Structure - HLS and its purpose and use by standards developers 
  • Internal & External Issues, context and interested parties within the scope of the Management System 
  • Risk Based Thinking/ Systematic Management of Risks & Opportunities 
  • Systematic Change Management 
  • Sustainable Business Development  

Why this Course Module 1?

  • This is the first step to any transition auditor qualification to verify and perform audits against any ISO standard based on the Annex SL/HLS. This includes the latest ISO9001: 2015 & ISO14001:2015 standards. 
  • You get a greater understanding of the advantages and opportunities that offer when working with management systems. 
  • You get hands on experience in knowledge & auditing skills through highly interactive exercises and case studies. 
  • You get an opportunity to discuss with peers facing similar challenges when auditing or upgrading their management system. 
  • Course developed and conducted by experienced lead auditors & trainers. 
  • Number of participants for each course is restricted to ensure effective involvement of every participant. 

Who should attend? 

  • Ideal for already qualified Auditors, Lead Auditors and Internal Auditors who seek transition qualification against any ISO standard based on the Annex SL/HLS 
  • Quality Managers, EMS Managers, QES managers, Sustainability Managers, Executives & professionals engaged in preparing for the upgrade of existing Management Systems. 
  • Trainers and consultants who search for basic knowledge related to the implications of the changes expected in the revised ISO standards based on the Annex SL/HLS.  

Next Steps

On registration for Module 1, please make sure that you select the relevant Module 2 of this course pack for successful transition to a specific standard.

After successful completion of Module 2 (which is followed by a knowledge test), you will be eligible to transfer your auditor qualification to the subject specific new standard. 

Ex. If you are an auditor already qualified to perform audits against the ISO14001:2004 then, you will register for the following modules:
1. Module 1 – One Day Course based on the Annex SL
2. Module 2b – 0.5 day course based on the ISO14001:2015 

Structure of the Auditor Transition course pack 

  • Module 1 – One Day: IRCA Certified Auditor Transition Course based on the Annex SL - A17853- applicable to all ISO Management Systems Standards 
  • Module 2 – Minimum Day: a. IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Transition course (A17898 Module 2 – Minimum 0.5 Day b. IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 Auditor Transition Training course (A17913) 

For more information on IRCA Auditor Transition requirements please visit www.irca.org 

Participant evaluation is through Continuous Assessment during the Modules 1 & 2 and written examination at the end of the Module 2. 

Contact your nearest DNV GL - Business Assurance unit for more information 

MODULE 2 

IRCA CERTIFIED ISO 14001:2015 

AUDITOR TRANSITION TRAINING COURSE

IRCA Reference No. Module 2 ISO 14001:2015 (A17913) 

Duration 

Minimum 0.5 Day 

Prerequisites 

You have a sound knowledge on the current ISO 14001:2004 standard and you have attended the Module 1 of DNV GL Auditor Transition Training Pack (Duration – minimum 1 Day). 

Aim of this course Module

2 To upgrade your EMS Lead/Internal Auditor knowledge & skills and help you and your organization/institute to transfer from current to the next generation ISO 14001:2015 Management System Standards.

On successfully completing these modules delegates will: 

  • Know and understand Annex SL as a framework for ISO management systems
  • Know and understand the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 
  • Be able to verify management systems and audit ISO14001:2015 management system requirements effectively. 

Learning objectives

  • To communicate any changes in EMS specific requirements arising as a result of transitioning from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015. 
  • Auditing environmental management system requirements
    • Planning an audit
    • Conducting the audit
    • Auditing management system requirements
    • Generating audit findings 

Who should attend?

EMS Managers, QES managers, EMS Lead/Internal Auditors, Sustainability Managers, Executives & professionals engaged in preparing for the upgrade of existing Management Systems. Trainers and consultants who search for basic knowledge related to the implications of the changes expected in the revised ISO 14001:2015 standards. 

Why this course Module 2? 

  • Now that you have attended the Module 1 of the DNV GL Auditor Transition course pack, you are much familiar with the ISO standard requirements that arise from the Annex SL/HLS and have gained necessary knowledge and skills required to verify/audit any management system against the implied changes on the existing standards. 
  • This module is very specific to the implied changes on the ISO14001:2004 as a result of the full implementation of the ISO14001:2015 standard requirements 
  • If you are already qualified to perform audits on ISO140001:2004 standard, then the successful completion of this course pack (Module 1 & Module 2b) will directly qualify & transfer you as an ISO14001:2015 auditor 
  • First-hand experience of the existing and upcoming versions of the ISO Standards based on the Annex SL/HLS as DNV GL is active on the ISO committee for the development of standards.
  • Greater understanding of the advantages and opportunities will offer for your (integrated) management systems. 
  • Highly interactive exercises and case studies. 
  • Discussion with peers facing similar challenges when upgrading their management system. 
  • Working sessions to consider impact to your own organization’s management system. Course developed and conducted by experienced lead auditors & trainers. 
  • Number of participants for each course is restricted to ensure effective involvement of every participant.  

Did you know? 

  • Participant evaluation is through Continuous Assessment during the course and written examination at the end of the course. 
  • Successful completion of the course is one of the criteria for an IRCA certified EMS Lead Auditor to transfer their auditor qualification as per ISO14001:2015. 

Participant evaluation is through Continuous Assessment during the Modules 1 & 2 and written examination at the end of the Module 2. 

Contact your nearest DNV GL - Business Assurance unit for more information.