IMS OverviewIMS Overview & Auditor Training

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When an organisation is developing (or already has) an integrated management system, it is important to know how audits can be conducted in order to benefit and support integration, as well as deciding whether audits can be integrated when management systems are constructed wholly or partially separate.

This three day course provides an overview of the requirements of the principal management system standards and how to perform an Integrated Management System (IMS) audit.

The course takes delegates through the integrated audit process, from the development of the audit schedule through to its follow up and closeout. Delegates will develop their knowledge and skills required to carry out IMS audits in order to identify both compliance with the relevant standards and potential for performance improvement.

The course illustrates how the similarities in the standards support the development of an Integrated Management System based on business processes. By identifying common elements between the 3 key management system standards - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 - organisations can develop a multi-disciplined approach to their management system based on their existing framework. This enables organisations to:

  • Streamline their audit activities based on business priorities
  • Make more efficient use of resources
  • Improve communication and expand in-house knowledge
  • Optimise operational processes
Read more about the business benefits of an IMS.

Key Topics

  • The features of Integrated Management Systems based on business processes
  • Key requirements of Management System Standards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • An integrated approach to developing a management system
  • Assessing Environmental Aspects, Hazards and Risks
  • Legal Framework for Auditors
  • The Audit Process
  • Techniques and improvement approaches for auditing integrated management systems
  • Auditor Skills and Knowledge

Who Should Attend?

  • Existing Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management System auditors who wish to broaden their capability
  • Those involved in the development and implementation of an integrated management system
  • Those charged by their organisation to identify gaps in the effectiveness of their IMS
  • Managers wanting to develop a business management system and achieve continual business process improvement
  • It is also suitable for those who have no previous experience in auditing but who have a general understanding of the requirements of the 3 standards being discussed


On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Assess the benefits of a business process approach to management systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and requirements of the three principal management system standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Understand the risks and benefits of integrated management system auditing
  • Plan for and perform an integrated management system audit
  • Identify the effectiveness of the Management System under audit
  • Provide an overview of aspects, hazards and risks and understand the legal framework of Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety requirements
  • Apply and develop the necessary skills to undertake integrated audits covering various management system standards

Booking and Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate workbook, including reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries.
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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