We want our auditors to conduct efficient and effective audits, but if they don’t prepare well, the result will be unsatisfactory audits.
The foundation for audit preparation is the audit program. It should support and advise auditors on how to prepare well for an audit, so they can perform well as auditors. This one-hour webinar provides guidance on how to establish, manage, and improve your audit program.
Auditors must be trained and developed for the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out their assigned audits. Confidence in the audit, and its ability to achieve objectives, will be influenced by the competence of the auditors.
Auditors must also understand the audit process and what should take place at each step. The first activity is to initiate the audit based on the audit schedule or a management request. This webinar also covers how to prepare for an audit through document reviews, audit planning, and checklist preparation.
Audit planning includes selecting your audit methodology, focusing on risk-based auditing, and minimizing the business disruption caused by the audit. Being prepared includes knowing the applicable audit criteria, as well as, the expected evidence to demonstrate conformity.
Sign up for this webinar to be better prepared for your next audit.
A four-page paper titled, “Audit Quick Reference,” will be available as handouts.
All industries receiving certification and surveillance audits for their management systems will benefit from this session. The webinar will be of interest to management representatives responsible for quality management systems, department managers that receive external audits, and internal auditors that serve as audit guides.
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Larry Whittington has developed requirements, implementation, documentation, and auditing courses used by multiple training firms, and has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of students. His free monthly e-Newsletter on quality and auditing topics has been published for more than ten years and is read by thousands of subscribers. He is an Exemplar Global and IRCA certified Lead Auditor, as well as, ASQ certified Quality Auditor and Software Quality Engineer.