TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE AUDIT of ISO 37001, ISO 26000, ISO 28000, SCAN, CTPAT
One of the mandatory requirements of any management system is completing an Audit. An External Audit process is a key building block to an effective Management System.
Audit, whenever this term is heard Immediately people get nervous at the thought of it. More often there are negative thoughts of audit. But Why so ???
BENEFITS OF EXTERNAL AUDIT BY CERTIFICATION BODY:
- Ensuring requirements of ISO 37001, ISO 26000, ISO 28000, SCAN, ISO 28000, CTPAT standard are met,
- To set continual improvement direction,
- Ensuring compliance to required obligations,
- Performance evaluation,
- Feedback to the management on insights of the management system,
WHAT IS AUDIT ???
ISO 37001, ISO 26000, ISO 28000, SCAN, ISO 28000, CTPAT defines audit as “ Systematic, independent and documented Process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.”
An important part of the audit cycle is audit is a systematic process that is documented and conducted by someone who is independent to the activity being audited for example when completing a site audit, the location supervisor wouldn’t be an appropriate person to complete the audit as they are going to be auditing their own performance. Alternatively, a production supervisor who isn’t directly completing tasks being audited could conduct this.
10 STEPS INVOLVED IN EXTERNAL AUDIT OF ISO 37001, ISO 26000, ISO 28000, SCAN, ISO 28000, SCAN, CTPAT
The key steps required for conducting ISO External audit effectively are:
- Train the auditors
- Establish Audit Calendar
- Prepare audit schedule periodically
- Prepare audit checklist
- Have an opening meeting with all functional areas
- Conduct External audit.
- Note audit observations
- Have a close out meeting
- Prepare an audit report with tracker for corrective actions.
- Verify closure of non-conformances.
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