Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 649 GBP excl. VAT
Location: London

Course Description

IET Courses

Introduction to Standards - ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 standards

This content rich and practical one-day course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the structure of three essential standards that every engineer should know, which are Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety, how they can be implemented and the route to successful certification.

The 2015 version of this course had been updated to cover the transitions to the revised version of the standards.  The course will explain and introduce participants to changes in the clauses of all three standards and how they fit together in the real world.    

Organisations looking forward to operate effective Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Management Systems can be guided to the standards of:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 / ISO45001:2016 – Health and Safety. Management Systems.

(It should be noted that ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2016 are at draft stage and ISO9001:2015 is at final draft stage so minor changes to released standards MAY occur).

This course can also be offered in the in-house/company specific format for groups of participants.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This practical and comprehensive course is suitable for:

Any engineer from senior management to undergraduate, in particular;

  • Engineers who are about to take up responsibility for the Quality Management, Environmental Management or Health and Safety System within their organisation;
  • Experienced Engineers who require an update in this subject area;
  • Graduate Engineers who wish to gain an understanding of the three standards.

The course is also extremely useful for:

  • Business managers and engineering managers;
  • Technical and process managers;
  • Implementers of the standards who require an insight to the benefits to be gained and effort needed to implement the standards.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Course participation will enable delegates to:

  • Gain an understanding of the structure of each standard and be able to explain in outline the coverage of the standards
  • Become aware of the benefits to be gained from implementing each standard and how they can be used to drive improvement in an organisation
  • Act competently in response to questions about certification and the content of standards
  • To relate effectively with external certification bodies in respect of the three standards
  • Be capable of constructing an outline plan for implementation of the standards in their own organisation

Training Course Content

The topics covered in this training programme are:

  • An overview of how the three management system standards work;
  • The common ground within all three standards;
  • The framework of processes and procedures and the 'plan-do-check-act cycle';
  • The purpose and structure of Integrated Management Systems;
  • An example of an integrated top level manual showing how an integrated document management system might be structured;
  • The background to certification for management system standards.


The cost of this course is £649 + VAT. Early bird discounts and member prices can apply.
Contact the IET for details.

This course can also be delivered in-house,
Contact the IET for more information if you wish to arrange this course on your premises.

Provider: The Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET

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