IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor

IATF 16949:2016 along with applicable automotive customer-specific requirements, ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and ISO 9000:2015 defines the fundamental quality management system requirements for automotive production and relevant service parts organisations. As such, IATF 16949 cannot be considered a stand-alone QMS standard but has to be comprehended as a supplement to and used in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015. The goal of this standard is the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

This two-day course provides delegates with the skills necessary to be effective internal auditors of IATF 16949:2016.

Delivery Mode

  • Customised

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What's covered?

  • Introduction to Quality Systems
  • PDCA and Process-based QMS
  • Annex SL high level structure, ISO 9001:2015 and IAFT 16949:2016
  • Requirements of IAFT 16949
  • Risk-based thinking & the Process Approach
  • The QMS Audit Process
  • Competencies and responsibilities of internal auditors
  • Audit Preparation - pre-audit activities
  • Audit checklists
  • Conducting the audit – gathering evidence
  • Interview techniques/questioning skills
  • Reporting the audit and follow-up
  • Corrective action

If you have access to a copy of IATF 16949, please bring a copy of the standard with you. If you don’t have access, a copy will be provided for you and will be collected at the end of the course.

Who should participate?

  • Any person with responsibility for conducting internal QMS audits against the requirements of IATF 16949
  • Departmental managers and supervisory staff
  • Quality Managers, quality engineers and supervisory staff
  • Staff with responsibility for designing and implementing quality systems
  • Personnel responsible for supplier / external audits

What will I learn?

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme:

  • Describe the responsibilities of an internal auditor and describe the role of internal auditing in the maintenance and improvement of management systems.
  • The requirements of IATF 16949:2016.
  • Describe with reference to the Plan, Do Check, Act (PDCA) cycle and the Model of a Process-based Quality Management System, the purpose of IATF 16949:2016.
  • Plan, conduct and report and follow-up an internal QMS audit as part of a quality management system in accordance with ISO 19011.

Who are the tutors?

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of exercises will be carried out throughout the course using role-plays, case studies and sample documentation. Delegates are assessed throughout the course by continual assessment. Continual assessment is based upon the student’s participation and performance during the exercises, role-plays and question & answer sessions. It is essential that delegates take an active part in all course activities during the course in order that the tutor can make a full assessment of the student’s performance. A practical audit will take place on day 2 against company quality procedures and process maps. Audit findings will be generated and critiqued and an audit report will be prepared.

How do we train and support you?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual, which incorporates the requirements of the ISO/TS 16949 – 2009 standard, and details of auditing procedures.

Finbarr Stapleton


Finbarr Stapleton


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