Introduction to ISO Standards

Introduction to ISO Standards (14001:2004, 9001:2008,OHSAS18001:2007)


Online Course / 4 hours



The need for a good environmental standard was felt due to the rapid growth of environmental pollution. The ISO 14000 series was started in 1992 to develop an international standard of safe environmental practices – it was a result of Uruguay round of the GATT negotiations and the Rio Summit on the Environment. The primary purpose of ISO 14000 series is to prevent pollution, protect the environment and improve the environmental performance of all kinds of organizations. This course has been designed to provide basic knowledge about the environment, environment management systems (EMS), ISO 14000, the relation between ISO 9000 and 14000, the integration of ISO 14001 and 9001, and the requirements of ISO 14001.

Lesson 1: Environment, Environmental Management and ISO 14000

  • Environment and Environmental Management
  • What is ISO?
  • ISO 14000 Series
  • ISO 14001 and Environmental Management
  • ISO 14000 versus 9000
  • Integration of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

  • Lesson 2: ISO 14001 Requirements

  • 4.2 Environmental Policy
  • 4.3 Planning
  • 4.4 Implementation and Operation
  • 4.5 Checking
  • 4.6 Management Review

  • Introduction to OHSAS 18001


    Health and safety in the workplace is an issue that affects all businesses. Implementation of an occupational health and safety system has now been mandated by law in many countries. In order to comply with the legislation and devise a system to ensure a safe environment in the workplace, you should introduce a management system to help reduce the risk of accidents, litigation and downtime. An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) provides a paradigm for managing OHS responsibilities efficiently and integrating it seamlessly into the overall business operations. This course is based on the recognized assessment specification OHSAS 18000. Taking this course can reduce risk, help you and your company stay in compliance with legal requirements, and improve overall performance.

    Lesson 1: OHSAS 18000 Series

  • Introduction
  • The OHSAS 18000 Series
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • OHSMS and an Organization
  • Benefits of Implementing OHSAS 18001 OHSMS
  • OHSAS 18001 vs. 9001 and 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Integration of OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 or ISO 14001

  • Lesson 2: OHSAS 18001 Requirements

  • General Requirements
  • Occupational Health & Safety Policy
  • Planning for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • Legal and Other Requirements
  • Objectives
  • OH&S Management Programs
  • Structure and Responsibility
  • Implementation and Operation
  • Training, Awareness and Competence
  • Consultation and Communication
  • Related Documentation
  • Document and Data Control
  • Operational Control
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring
  • Accidents, Incidents, Non-conformance and Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Non-conformance and Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Records and Records Management
  • Audit
  • Management Review

  • ISO 9001:2008 Management Overview


    This course introduces the ISO 9001:2008 standard by presenting a brief history of the standard and then discussing the advantages this international model provides to any organization desiring to develop a quality management system built upon identifying the processes within a business, developing consistent production plans for that business and implementing structured improvements to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

    Lesson 1: Introduction to ISO and its Purpose

  • International Standards for Quality
  • Definition ISO
  • International Trade
  • The importance of ISO 9000
  • The purpose of ISO
  • Quality Systems

  • Lesson 2: Quality Management Principles

  • The eight quality management principles
  • Customer-Focused organization
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process Approach
  • System approach to management
  • Continual improvement
  • Factual approach to decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationships

  • Lesson 3: Introduction to the Requirements of the ISO 9000:2008 Standard

  • Interpretations of Key Terms
  • Elements of A Quality System
  • ISO 9000:2008 Standard
  • Quality Management Process Model
  • Quality System Requirements
  • Management Responsibility
  • Resource Management
  • Product Realization
  • Measurement, Analysis and Improvement
  • Summary
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