Integrated 9001-14001-18001 Internal Auditing


This on-site Internal Auditor course explains the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality), ISO 14001:2004 (Environment), and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) standards and conveys the principles and practices of effective auditing.

On Day 1 and Day 2, the requirements are covered in the ISO 9001 clause sequence, with the related ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements included at the applicable places. The source of each requirement is indicated by a Q (quality), E (environment), and/or S (safety).

Class exercises at the end of each major section help to reinforce application of the requirements. Learning the requirements in an integrated fashion reduces the time needed to cover them and can help an organization understand how to develop an integrated management system.

On Day 3, the concepts, methods, and techniques in the ISO 19011:2002 Auditing Guidelines standard are covered. Exercises on checklists, interviews, and writing nonconformities are included to prepare students to carry out efficient and effective internal audits.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Gain an introduction to integrated management systems
  • Understand the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards
  • Describe links between ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007
  • Understand internal auditor responsibilities
  • Apply ISO 19011:2002 auditing guidelines
  • Recognize the audit principles and practices
  • Conduct all the phases of an internal audit
  • Prepare effective audit reports


This course is intended for anyone responsible for conducting, managing, or participating in internal audits for integrated quality, environmental, and safety systems. Students may be quality managers, environmental managers, safety managers, audit managers, and internal auditors.

Outline (Day 1 and Day 2)

  • Management Systems
  • Role of Standards
  • Concepts: Quality, Environment, Safety
  • Management System (4.1 – 4.2)
  • Integrated Environmental and Safety Requirements
  • Class Workout
  • Management Responsibilities (5.1 – 5.6)
  • Integrated Environmental and Safety Requirements
  • Class Workout
  • Resource Management (6.1 – 6.4)
  • Integrated Environmental and Safety Requirements
  • Class Workout
  • Product Realization (7.1 – 7.6)
  • Integrated Environmental and Safety Requirements
  • Class Workout
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Improvement (8.1 – 8.5)
  • Integrated Environmental and Safety Requirements
  • Class Workout
  • Integrated Management Systems

Outline (Day 3)

  • Audit Concepts
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Audit Initiation
  • Document Review
  • Audit Preparation
  • Exercise: Checklists
  • Audit Execution
  • Exercise: Interviews
  • Nonconformity Writing
  • Exercise: Scenarios
  • Audit Reporting
  • Audit Completion
  • Corrective Actions
  • Audit Follow-up
  • Audit Principles
  • Audit Benefits


  • Course Notebook (with copies of slides)
  • Correspondence Table: 9001-14001-18001 (2 pages)
  • Audit Quick Reference (4 pages)


Three-days: Requirements (Day 1 and Day 2) and Auditing (Day 3). A fourth day can be added for a practice audit using the knowledge and techniques gained in this course.

Class Hours

Day 1: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day 2: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day 3: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


The flat rate for the 3-day onsite course is $6000, plus $50 per student, plus instructor travel expenses. The class size should be at least 4 students and no more than 20 students.


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