How to Implement and Document ISO 14000

This three-day program covers the implementation process, how to identify significant environmental aspects, defining the structure and content of the documentation required, effective documentation skills, documentation control methodologies and how to gather basic information. This training will focus on demonstrating how to incorporate the current systems, documented processes and procedures.

Course Outline

Day 1: Defining Management Systems and the Standard

  • Environmental management - moving from "command and control" to "system integrity"
  • ISO 14000 background and opportunities
  • ISO 14000 structure and core requirements
  • Interpretation of the Standard

Day 2: Structures and Systems

  • Establish an environmental policy
  • Setting environmental targets and objectives
  • Developing an environmental program
  • How to involve everyone in your organization
  • Developing empowered teams and assign roles and responsibilities
  • Documentation structures
  • Determining what to document and what to ignore
  • Techniques of document creation
  • Flowcharting, simple writing skills, document formats
  • Collect only the data you need
  • Document control - some easy methodologies

Day 3: Integration and Audit of the EMS

  • System maintenance - internal audits and management reviews
  • How to plan and perform a conformance audit for ISO 14001
  • Using internal audits as a measure of system conformance
  • Making management take responsibility for meeting ISO requirements
  • The process of registration and certification - the current international scene & probable US system
  • Maintaining certification to maximize benefits


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