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ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service
Outsource your internal audit program and gain valuable insights and best practices. Our ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service leverages the skills, knowledge and experience of our auditors to guarantee that we will find any and all substantive issues in your ISO system. Depending on your company size, the audit will last 1-15 days.
This service is currently only available remotely due to Covid-19 related restrictions.
From USD 1,440.00
ISO 9001 requires that you conduct periodic internal audits of your quality management system (QMS); one complete internal audit is required prior to certification. If done well, internal audits will not only determine the status of your QMS but drive business improvement and increase efficiencies. Use our ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service if you want to outsource your internal audits to a professional IRCA certified Lead Auditor.
So what do you gain from it?
By using the ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service, you are not only getting a complete audit that identifies each and every significant issue with your ISO 9001 system, but also coaching, support and best practices that address findings and improve your internal processes. And we'll guarantee that you'll pass your subsequent certification audit if you address all audit findings.
RemoteOn-site activities undertaken by our auditors vary according to company size, but typically include:
During this virtualin-house presentation our auditor will review the audit plan and explain audit activities. Participants should include senior and department managers.
Our auditor will conduct a complete internal audit of your organization. The audit will be conducted remotelyon-site and as efficiently as possible, with minimal impact on operations and staff. We require, however, full access to your company's processes, along with the opportunity to virtually meet executive staff, department managers and employees. Staff responsible for ISO are best suited to serve as the auditor's virtual eyes, ears and mouth by carrying a smart phone with video communications softwaremay join our auditor.
Our auditor will keep implementation team members and department managers informed about audit findings, and comment on the effectiveness of processes and recommend alternatives and best practices.
Coaching and support
While conducting the audit, our auditor will also coach and support your employees, and offer suggestions on how to best implement specific ISO requirements. If our audit is conducted prior to certification, the auditor will also prepare you and your employees for the ISO 9001 certification audit.
During this virtualin-house presentation our auditor will discuss all audit findings and offer suggestions and solutions on how to best address those findings. If the audit is conducted prior to certification, our auditor will also offer tips and suggestions for the certification audit. Attendees should include senior and department managers. Note that some time is required to prepare for the closing meeting.
You will receive a full audit report, with audit evidence, summaries, conclusions, qualifications and findings (observations and nonconformities). Note that some time is required to prepare the audit report.
The ISO 9001 Internal Audit Service is
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We can begin auditing your company remotely as early as 1 week from the date of payment. We will contact you upon your purchase to agree on a mutually convenient schedule. There will also be some communication prior to the audit to discuss required communications technologies and to allow our auditor to prepare. Preparation instructions and materials will be sent in advance.
We can begin auditing on-site at your company as early as 3 weeks from the date of payment. We will contact you upon your purchase to agree on a mutually convenient schedule. There will also be some communication prior to our visit to allow our team to prepare. Preparation instructions and materials will be sent in advance.
We guarantee that you will achieve ISO 9001 certification with this service. It works like this: we'll do the work and tell you what you have to do. If you do it, we guarantee you'll pass your certification audit.
Our network of ISO 9001 registrars includes:
Complete ISO 9001 audit conducted remotelyon-site, and a detailed report. Travel and expenses are included.
Attendees of the opening and closing meetings need to be connected through video conferencing - either individually or in group settings. To allow our auditor to virtually visit work areas, you need to prepare a mobile device with video conferencing capabilities. You need to provide a room with sufficient seating for the opening and closing meetings. Also, our auditor will need full access to your company's processes, along with the opportunity to meet executive staff, department managers and employees.
Fully implemented ISO 9001 quality management system, including documentation and records.
Depending on your company's size, our auditor will be auditing remotelyon-site for 1-15 days. The exact duration is based on IAF MD5:2019 regulations for external auditors. Auditing at these durations guarantees that any and all issues will be found.
Our ISO 9001 Auditors
Colin has been consulting, training and auditing in management systems for more than 30 years, and has designed and implemented management systems in hundreds of companies. He has numerous professional qualifications (including an MBA) and is an IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor.
Emily has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing. She is experienced in consulting, training and auditing several management systems, including ISO 9001. Emily is an IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor and a trainer for the accredited IRCA ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Class.
Melodi has over 25 years of quality experience, including direct responsibility for internal audits and certifications. She is experienced in ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025. Melodi is an IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor and a trainer for the accredited IRCA ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Class.
I see that you offer on-site and remote auditing. How does remote auditing work?
Our remote audits are generally as effective as traditional on-site audits. To achieve this, our auditor requires a company employee (usually the person responsible for ISO 9001) with a smart phone to serve as the auditor's virtual eyes, ears and mouth. We also leverage Microsoft Teams (or similar) with screen and file sharing features. If you want to find out in detail how we do it and how we ensure confidentiality and data security, read our short article on successful remote auditing.
Our lead auditors have several years experience in successfully conducting remote audits. If you are concerned about certain aspects, feel free to contact us.
What hours will the auditor be conducting audit activitieson-site?
We will be conducting audit activities during daytime business hours andvisit your facility during daytime business hours and stay for the duration of a normal workday (approximately 8-9 hours). If your company works in shifts or outside normal, daytime business hours, please contact us prior to purchasing this service.
Is it better to use this service or to have company staff conduct the audits internally?
Each approach has its own benefits.
Some companies set up a cross-functional audit team to encourage identification and adoption of best practices. Others find it beneficial to spread internal knowledge through internal audits. There are also companies that gain efficiencies by combining different audits, for example ISO 9001 and safety.
Outsourcing internal audits to our experienced, certified auditors brings other benefits. We guarantee to find every substantial issue - which is particularly important prior to the certification audit. Sharing our vast experience and providing improvement suggestions is another good reason to use our service. And then there are some companies that are simply too small or whose personnel is stretched too thin to train auditors and perform audits in-house.
These are just a few of the benefits of each approach but they may give you an idea on how to decide what's best in your particular situation.
Can I buy this service even if our ISO 9001 system isn't based on the 9001Simplified system?
Yes, absolutely. We will audit any quality management system, no matter which tools or services you used to implement it. Also, our Certification Guarantee applies to all ISO 9001 systems.
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