The ISO Internal Audits Procedure describes your company’s Internal Audit process. This procedure applies to all operations affecting, or affected by, your company QMS. (16 pages, 3177 words)
ISO Internal Audits Responsibilities:
The Lead Auditor is responsible for managing the Internal Audit process, developing and managing the company’s Internal Audit program, and supervising Audit Team members. The Lead Auditor is also responsible for reporting the Audit Team’s findings to top management.
Internal Auditors are responsible for conducting complete, detailed, and objective Internal Audits and reporting their findings in an objective manner.
All Employees are responsible for cooperating with Internal Auditors in the course of the audit process and for taking appropriate actions, where required, to correct nonconformities found during the audit.
ISO Internal Audits Definitions:
Audit checklist – A list of questions designed to provide guidance and ensure consistency of audits.
Audit plan – Description or outline of the purpose, scope, objectives and activities of an audit.
Audit program – Annual schedule of audits to be accomplished, summarizing areas to be audited and listing auditors (also known as an “audit schedule”).
Auditee – Organization, area, function, or department being audited.
Auditor – Individual who carries out an audit; specifically, one who is qualified and authorized to perform all or part of an audit by way of training and experience.