Internal Audit and Surveillance for the Benefit of Your Organization

Internal auditing is one of the most vital assessments for continual improvement and is intended to provide top management, fact-based information upon which strategic decisions may be based. One of the most crucial requirements of an internal audit is to fully focus on assessing the effectiveness of the processes are found to be deficient. Where such processes are found to be deficient, the audit will ultimately lead to improvement in those processes, since a non-conformance in a process is more often than not, to do with a
failure to comply with the relevant standard or procedures. 
 
Six major elementary audit questions to be prepared?
These basic audit questions will guide the audit in the right direction since they will often unlock the doors to information the auditor requires in order to accurately assess the particulars of a process.
  • What are your responsibilities?
  • How do you know how to carry
    them out?
  • What are the objectives of your
    processes?
  • What is the quality policy and
    where is it found?
  • How do you know which documents
    to use and whether they are correct?
  • What outputs does your process
    create and how are your records maintained?
Why ISO 9001 internal audits are done?
Clearly, the purpose of internal auditing is to measure the effectiveness of the quality management system and its associated processes and the auditor’s role is to gauge how well this system is functioning through the gathering of objective evidence. The audit will often be a processes owner; they are the experts of that process and as such will provide an invaluable insight into the mechanics of that process. The auditor is there to verify that the processes are documented, implemented and understood. He will also seek confirmation that the processes comply with the necessary requirements, the process is effective and that it continually improves.
How to prepare for an audit?
Preparation is the key to a meaningful audit, and as such, you should have an audit schedule and a well-defined audit plan for each process. Be sure to communicate the audit plan to all parties involved as well as the Top Management so that they are aware of the audit, this helps to reinforce your authority.
The audit should be a living document and it should be allowed to evolve organically with the needs of the business. Always review previous audit reports and non-conformance reports and check that any previous
corrective actions are still to be needed or not.
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About Barile Consulting Services, LLC ISO Certification Consultants Since starting the company back in 2005, BCS has implemented ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and AS9100 for many companies in various industries within the United States. Every company consulted by BCS has passed their initial ISO certification audits as well as their surveillance (yearly) audits. We do not have a HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW attitude. Many ISO 9001 consultants assist companies to become certified and then move to the next company. Their objective is to implement ISO 9001 and have no interest with maintaining the system. BCS does not live by this approach. Proof is shown through the internal audit service. A requirement for companies registered to ISO 9001 is to perform internal audits. BCS has the capability and availability to offer this service for all of its customers. Many companies today use BCS for performing yearly internal audits. By using BCS, companies will save thousands and have a professional yet practical ISO 9001 system implemented. For more information please call (440) 628-8271 and speak direct with the owner.

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