Environmental Management System

Course Properties

Course date: 05-11-2017
Course End Date: 09-11-2017
Location Sharm El-Sheikh

About The Course:

This course will provide the participants a detailed un­derstanding on Environmental management system and work place hazards and their con­trols and covers a defined syllabus and is as­sessed by objective, short and detailed type tests. This course will cover all the elements of the international standard requirements ISO 14001:2004.


Course Objectives:

  • Objective of this course is to provide the partici­pant a detailed understanding on each element of Environmental management system based on different standards and how to use these re­quirements in any industries.
  • This course also will focus on work environmental aspects and impacts in Air, water and land from different industrial operations.
  • This course has been de­signed to make the participant understand, learn and thereby implement them to the fullest with a holistic view.
  • This course consists of presenta­tions, briefings, case studies, teamwork & short tests.
  • This course covers all the requirements a HSE professional should poses in his career.


Designed For:

  • HSE Advisors
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Environmental Specialist, Managers, Supervisors
  • Mechanical, Chemical and Elec­tric Power engineers
  • And also for advanced operating staff of industries.

Training Methodology: 

  • This course will be conducted as a highly interactive work session, encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the course material to real-life situations. Case studies from different industries will be investigated. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions.
  • To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.

Course Outline

Steps to Success


  • Understanding EMS and ISO 14001
  • Module Learning Objectives
  • Environmental Responsibilities
  • Public Expectations
  • Independent Tools vs. Integrated System
  • Management Systems
  • Definitions
  • Example / Discussion
  • EMS
  • ISO 14001
  • Certification
  • Process Objectives
  • Developing the System
  • Sections of the ISO 14001 Standard
  • Utilizing an Implementation process

ü  Planning

ü  Establishing

ü  Implementing

ü  Sustaining

  • Options to Include Identification of Process Improvement & Cost Savings Opportunities
  • Implementation Process Discussion
  • Determining the Level of Effort Required
  • Determining the Cost to Develop an EMS
  • Project Control (Gantt) Chart
  • Strategic Alignment With Business Objectives
  • 10-Step Implementation Process

Phase 1: Plan

  • Step 1 Organize
  • Step 2 Assure Management Support / Commitment LOE, Gantt Chart, Profile Information
  • Step 3 Environmental Management Representative (EMR) and Cross-functional Team Selection
  • Step 4 Initial Training: EMR, CFT and Appropriate Management
  • Step 5 Establish Timeline and Milestones and Schedule the 3rd Party Certification Audit

Phase 2: Establish

  • Step 6 Develop Your EMS – Include each of the 17 ISO 14001Elements

ü  Organization

ü  Responsibilities

ü  Strategies

ü  Training

Phases 3 and 4: Implement and Sustain

  • Step 7 Internal Auditing
  • Step 8 Corrective Actions
  • Step 9 Management Reviews
  • Step 10 Host 3rd Party Audit and Sustain the EMS

ü  Documentation Review

ü  Receiving Certification

ü  Change Management

ü  Surveillance Audits / Re-certification

  • Getting Started: Strategic Alignment
  • Environmental Strategies
  • Environmental Policy Commitments
  • Business Plan Link / Example


EMS Strategic Alignment and Process Improvement and Cost Reduction Opportunities


  • Strategic Alignment of the EMS with the Organization
  • Module Learning Objectives
  • Strategies
  • Management Systems
  • Change Management
  • Strategy Example / Discussion
  • Environmental Strategy Levels
  • Expectations

ü  Public

ü  Regulatory

ü  Customers

  • Strategic Objectives and Targets
  • Opportunities for Improvement
  • Facility / Site Profile


  • Process to Develop Facility Profile
  • Aerial or Site & Area Layout
  • Example and Discussion
  • List Legal Requirements and Company Requirements
  • Environmental Risk Areas
  • Option to Include Process for Identifying Improvement & Cost Savings Opportunities
  • Process for Improvement and Cost Reduction


  • Leveraging the EMS Work Effort
  • Environmental and Business Focus
  • Cost Reduction Process
  • All Size Facilities
  • Examples and Discussion

Determining the Level of Effort and EMS Program Cost


  • Level of Effort (LOE) and Project Control


  • Module Learning Objectives
  • Level of Effort (LOE) Evaluation
  • Time and Cost
  • Small, Medium and Large Facility Examples / Discussion
  • LOE Sections
  • EMS Project Tasks
  • Gantt (Project Control) Chart
  • Example / Discussion
  • 1st CFT Meeting
  • Determining Program Costs


  • Four Key Cost Areas

ü  Personnel Work Hours

ü  Training and Marketing

ü  Auditing Services

ü  Instructors / Consultants

  • ISO Element Champions
  • Aspects Identification Team
  • Preparation of Procedures, Work Instructions, etc.
  • Internal Audit Team

Environmental Policy, Structure & Responsibility, and Management Review


  • Environmental Policy


  • Module Learning Objectives
  • Management and Leadership
  • Existing Policy
  • Teamwork
  • What the Standard Says
  • Public Availability
  • Strategic Approach
  • Policy Alignment with Strategy
  • Commitments

ü  Continual Improvement

ü  Prevention of Pollution

ü  Compliance with regulations

  • Communicating the Your Policy
  • Examples
  • Structure and Responsibility


  • Requirements
  • Examples
  • Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Organizational Responsibilities
  • What The Standard Says
  • Key Interpretations
  • Organizational Chart
  • Check Lists
  • Environmental Management Representative
  • Cross-functional Team
  • Responsibilities
  • Resources
  • Documentation
  • Cost Saving Opportunities
  • Management Review


  • Module Learning Objectives
  • What The Standard Says
  • Key Interpretations

ü  Sustainability

ü  Adequacy

ü  Effectiveness

ü  Frequency

ü  Scope

  • Examples / Checklist
  • End of Implementation Process