ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Integrated Internal Auditor

This on-site 3.0-day “ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Integrated Internal Auditor” course explains the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 (environmental) and the ISO 45001:2018 (occupational health and safety) standards, and conveys the principles and practices of effective auditing.

The 2.0-day Requirements module covers every ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 requirement. Class workouts and team activities are provided at the end of each major clause to reinforce the application of the requirements. The exercise answers are included in the student book.

The 1.0-day Auditing module covers the concepts, methods, and techniques in the ISO 19011:2011 Auditing Guidelines standard. Class workouts are included to better understand auditing planning, opening meetings, and closing meetings. Exercises on audit checklists, interviewing, and writing nonconformities are provided to help prepare students to conduct internal audits. The exercise answers are included in the student book.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain basic environmental and OH&S concepts
  • Understand the process approach
  • Interpret ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 requirements
  • Identify the required documentation
  • Understand internal auditor responsibilities
  • Apply ISO 19011:2018 auditing guidelines
  • Recognize audit principles and practices
  • Conduct all the phases of an internal audit
  • Prepare effective audit reports

Course Outline – Day 1

Course Introduction
Environmental Concepts
OH&S Concepts
Annex L, Appendix 2 (was Annex SL)
Clause Structure
0.1 Background (EMS and OH&S)
0.2 Aim of an Environmental and OH&S Management System
0.3 Success Factors (EMS and OH&S)
0.4 Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
0.5 Contents of the Standards

1. Scope
2. Normative References
3. Terms and Definitions

Selected Terms from Annex 3
Requirements and Grouping

4. Context of the Organization
4.1 Understanding the Organization and its Context
4.2 Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Workers and Other Interested Parties
4.3 Determining the Scope of the EMS and OH&S Management System
4.4 EMS and OH&S Management System

Class Workout – Clause 4
Team Activity – Clause 4

5. Leadership and Worker Participation
5.1 Leadership and Commitment
5.2 Environmental and OH&S Policy
5.3 Organizational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
5.4 Consultation and Participation of Workers

Class Workout – Clause 5
Team Activity – Clause 5

6. Planning
6.1 Actions to Address Risk and Opportunities
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Environmental Aspects
6.1.2 Hazard Identification and Assessment of Risks and Opportunities Hazard Identification Assessment of OH&S Risks and Other Risks Assessment of OH&S Opportunities and Other Opportunities
6.1.3 Compliance Obligations and Determination of Legal Requirements
6.1.4 Planning Action

6.2 Environmental and OH&S Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them
6.2.1 Environmental and OH&S Objectives
6.2.2 Planning Actions to Achieve Environmental and OH&S Objectives

Class Workout – Clause 6
Team Activity – Clause 6

Course Outline – Day 2

7. Support
7.1 Resources
7.2 Competence
7.3 Awareness

7.4 Communication
7.4.1 General
7.4.2 Internal Communication
7.4.3 External Communication

7.5 Documented Information
7.5.1 General
7.5.2 Creating and Updating
7.5.3 Control of Documented Information

Class Workout – Clause 7
Team Activity – Clause 7

8. Operation
8.1 Operational Planning and Control
8.1.1 General
8.1.2 Eliminating Hazards and Reducing OH&S Risks
8.1.3 Management of Change
8.1.4 Procurement General Contractors Outsourcing

8.2 Emergency Preparedness and Response

Class Workout – Clause 8
Team Activity – Clause 8

9. Performance Evaluation
9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis, and Evaluation
9.1.1 General
9.1.2 Evaluation of Compliance

9.2 Internal Audit
9.3 Management Review

Class Workout – Clause 9
Team Activity – Clause 9

10. Improvement
10.1 General
10.2 Incident, Nonconformity, and Corrective Action
10.3 Continual Improvement

Class Workout – Clause 10
Team Activity – Clause 10

Annex A: Guidance on Use
Annex B: Correspondence between ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004
Bibliographies (ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018)

Presentation Handouts
Benefits of Adopting ISO 14001:2015
Benefits of Adopting ISO 45001:2018

Requirements Handouts

Copy of Presentation Slides
ISO 14001:2015 Clause Quick Reference
ISO 45001:2018 Clause Quick Reference
ISO 14001:2015 Documented Information
ISO 45001:2018 Documented Information
ISO 14001:2015 Aspect Categories
ISO 14001:2015 Rating Table
Risk Assessment Worksheets
Annex L, Appendix 2
9001-14001-45001 Clause Map

Course Outline – Day 3

Outline – Auditing

  • Audit Concepts
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Audit Initiation
  • Class Workout
  • Document Review
  • Audit Planning
  • Exercise: Checklists
  • Audit Execution
  • Opening Meetings
  • Interview Techniques
  • Virtual and Remote Audits
  • Closing Meetings
  • Class Workout
  • Exercise: Interviews
  • Nonconformity Writing
  • Exercise: Three Scenarios
  • Class Workout
  • Audit Reporting
  • Audit Completion
  • Corrective Actions
  • Audit Follow-up
  • Audit Principles
  • Audit Benefits

Presentation Handouts
Questions and Answers
Course Evaluations
Student Certificates

Auditing Handouts

  • Audit Quick Reference
  • Internal Audit Procedure for Exercise
  • Corrective Action Forms for Exercise
  • Process Worksheet – Risk Version

Course Duration

3.0 days


All three days: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


The on-site class is $6000, plus instructor travel expenses, plus $100 per student for materials. An all-inclusive price will be quoted. Copies of the ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 19011 standards are not needed for any of the course exercises.

The class size should be at least 4 students and no more than 25 students.


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