This is the third instalment in the ISO 19011 audit series which looks at activities required to successfully prepare for an integrated management audit. In this post we will look at audit activities and elaborate on the graph below:
ISO 19011 audit activities
Whilst initiating your audit, you should ensure that:
Conducting an opening meeting
This meeting is required for the following purposes:
This meeting should be formal and records of attendance should be kept. This meeting should also be chaired by the audit team leader.
Review of Documentation
A review of documentation is necessary to:
Collecting and Verifying Information:
Methods for collecting this information include:
ISO 19011 collecting and verifying information process
Generating audit findings
Audit evidence should be evaluated against the audit criteria in order to determine audit findings. These findings can indicate conformity or non-conformity with the audit criteria.
The following activities should be carried out when preparing audit conclusions:
A closing meeting is required to present the audit findings and conclusions. The audit team leader should explain the following to the auditee:
Once the findings have been evaluated, a report outlining findings and any post-audit activities can be drafted.
You only need to conduct audit activities which comply with your management system.
In the next blog post of this series, we will concentrate on post-audit activities.
ISO 19011:2011 Full Standard: http://www.cnis.gov.cn/wzgg/201202/P020120229378899282521.pdf
ISO 19011:2011 Overview: http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=50675
Submitted by Antaris Consulting
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