Internal audits are conducted to determine whether the quality management system (QMS) meets the requirements of the organization and ISO 9001. Each audit must be conducted by someone who is independent but has sufficient understanding of the process and of ISO 9001 to determine whether requirements are met. The results of the audits are reviewed by the manager responsible for the process and corrective action is taken if any problems are identified.
It can be difficult to find someone within an organisation who is qualified to perform audits of the QMS or suficciently independent.
can assist by training internal auditors, preparing appropriate checklists, or conducting audits. Robert Marshall is an experienced and IRCA qualified auditor, capable of conducting audits in accordance with the principles laid down in ISO 19011:2011 Guidelines for auditing management systems.
Follow the link Audit checklist ISO 9001_2015 to open a “.pdf” file which encompasses the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
When an audit checklist is prepared by requirements applicable to the QMS (and the applicable processes) will be selected from the “Word” version of this document. Additional requirements will be introduced if required by the organisation’s QMS. When it is necessary to review a sample of documents or records to confirm compliance with QMS requirements the relevant section is repeated in the audit checklist.
Note: This general checklist does not include clause 9.2 Internal audit. An audit of the internal audit process will need to be conducted to confirm internal audits have been conducted in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 and the QMS by someone who has not conducted the other internal audits, this will require a checklist to be developed based on requirements of organisation’s QMS.