This is the fourth instalment and final 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 post-audit activities and elaborate on the graph below:
ISO 19011 Post audit activities
Once audit findings and a report have been finalised, it is then time to turn your attention to the post-audit activities.
The audit report should potentially include the following:
The auditor’s report will outline the follow up actions required to resolve any issues with the integrated management system and the auditor should ensure that remedial action is taken. The report can vary depending on the audit objectives, but will indicate the need for corrections or for corrective, preventive or improvement actions. These actions are usually decided and undertaken by the auditee within an agreed timeframe. Also, the auditee should keep the person managing the audit programme and the audit team informed of the status of the actions.
Possible Corrective/Preventive or Improvement Actions
For each non-compliance, there should be:
ISO 19011:2011 also allows for the evaluation of individuals involved in the auditing process:
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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