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Workshop on Energy Audits and Energy Management Systems under Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive Presentation of Article 8

The Energy Efficiency Directive 2012, establishes a set of binding measures to enable the EU to reach its energy efficiency target of 20% by 2020. Under the Directive, all EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain.

EU countries were required to transpose the Directive's provisions into their national laws by 5 June 2014.

In the UK this took the form of ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014), which came into force 17 July 2014.

Participation in ESOS is mandatory for any large undertaking with carries out business activity within the UK and which meets any one of the following criteria:

  1. It has 250 or more staff;
  2. It has fewer than 250 staff but has an annual turnover exceeding 50 million euro (38,937,777) and a balance sheet exceeding 43 million euro (33,486,489)
  3. It is part of a corporate group which includes a large undertaking (as defined by (1) or (2), above).

Participants may work in any industry including, for example, joint ventures, partnerships and charitable organisations (providing they are an undertaking).

The scheme will not apply to public bodies. Undertakings that qualify for ESOS on 31 December 2014 (i.e. met any one of the three criteria noted above) will need to participate in the scheme, with notification to the scheme administrator (Environmental Agency) of compliance required by 5 December 2015. Failure to demonstrate compliance by this date may result in significant financial penalties be imposed on the undertaking. This workshop helps qualifying undertakings understand the options available to them to demonstrate compliance, as well as describe the key components of Energy Audits.

If you still aren%u2019t sure whether you have to comply with ESOS you can call a member of the Cosensa EMS team on 0845 602 6192 / 02890 439624 or email enquiries@cosensa.co.uk



This intensive two day programme is designed to help you develop both your knowledge and the requisite skills to effectively undertake audits of integrated ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 18001 (Health and Safety) management systems. You will leave the course with confidence and the necessary abilities to effectively conduct management systems audits of integrated systems.

This course is a brief introduction to environmental management systems (EMSs). It consists of a number of workshops and tutorials designed to acquaint participants with the background and main issues that implementing an EMS raises. It draws on the practical experiences of professionals who have implemented EMS systems. The course can be tailored for in-house delivery, and include workshops that are relevant to a specific site.

This programme will provide delegates with knowledge of the requirements and principles of ISO 14001 and Eco-Management and Audit Regulation (EMAR), providing the skills to competently perform internal EMS audits.

Through the use of practical workshops, interactive tutorials and case studies delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret the requirements and principles of ISO 14001 and other EMS standards and codes of practice.
  • Plan and prepare for an internal audit with an understanding of auditing processes and documentation.
  • Identify environmental aspects and determine audit priorities.
  • Create appropriate audit checklists and improve auditor skills and interviewing techniques.
  • Produce professional audit reports and justify cases for corrective action and improvement.
  • Practical workshops are designed to reinforce the discussions and topics, include assessment of environmental aspects and impacts, audit planning, nonconformity writing, conducting audit interviews, and reporting results back to Senior Management.
  • Evening work groups prepare responses to case study situations.
This style of delivery makes the course both memorable and enjoyable and assists in long-term learning.

This FIVE -DAY course is approved by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Using a combination of tutorials, workshops, case studies and simulated audits, the course provides environmentalists or systems auditors with the skills necessary to audit an EMS to third party standards. The assessment Standards ISO 14001 and EMAR are discussed and used during the course.

There is an examination on the last day, and a certificate will be issued on completion of the course, which will contribute to the requirements to register as an IEMA Environmental Auditor specializing in EMS assessments.



This two-day course is a summary of how to implement an environmental management system (EMS). It covers planning, implementing and formalizing (through documentation and training) an EMS. The course draws on the practical experiences of Cosensa's Training professionals who have implemented EMS systems in a variety of organisations. The course covers all the elements of EMS implementation, including policy, identifying and assessing aspects and impacts, and internal communications. The course focuses specifically on ISO 14001:2015 and EMAS requirements. For in-house purposes, it is also possible to provide a tailored course to meet requirements on request.

This TWO-DAY course is designed to increase participants understanding of auditing techniques against the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. Using interactive laboratory based workshops, simulated audits, tutorials and case studies, participants will develop practical audit skills, improve evaluation and communication and effective reporting skills and learn how to implement corrective action programmes.

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 'General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories' is the internationally recognised standard for the independent accreditation of laboratories. It specifies criteria for the development and assessment of management systems and laboratory technical controls that provide confidence in the results obtained. The standard can be applied to a wide range of laboratory activities including analytical, clinical, forensic, destructive/non-destructive testing and instrument/equipment calibration.

Learn how to audit to ISO 45001, the new Health and Safety Standard. ISO 45001:2018 was published in March 2018 and is the first international standard addressing the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It follows on from the successful British Standard OHSAS18001, with updates including adoption of the Annex SL High Level Structure (already noted in standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).

This comprehensive two day programme provides delegates with the knowledge to audit health and safety management systems to the ISO 45001 standard, providing occupational health and safety practitioners and systems auditors with the skills necessary to perform internal OH&S management system audits competently.

This ONE-DAY course is an introduction to the new health & safety standard ISO 45001. It is composed of a series of tutorials covering some of the most significant occupational health and safety management system issues. The course provides individuals with an introduction to:

  • the general requirements of H&S systems, with specific reference to ISO 45001:2018
  • risk assessments and evaluation of legislative compliance
  • establishing objectives and monitoring improvements
  • learning from your mistakes.


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