ISO 9001 Internal Audit
Conducting an internal audit is essential in maintaining a compliant ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS).
SDS experts have assisted and/or conducted many internal audits for its clients.
The objectives of an internal audit are the following:
- To determine the conformity or nonconformity of the QMS to the ISO 9001 standard
To determine the effectiveness of the QMS in meeting its specified quality objectives
To afford an opportunity to improve the system
SDS experts help clients with an internal audits by:
Developing a plan which includes the elements to be reviewed, identification of key personnel, scheduling, and checklists.
Reviewing the existing documentation which includes policy, procedures, work instructions, non-conformance reports and corrective action reports.
Conducting the audit which includes an opening and closing meetings and collection and verification of information.
Preparing an audit report with the finding of non-conformance and commendations.
Many clients have chosen to outsource their quality manager to an SDS consultant who has the expertise to manage their QMS to ensure full compliance in a cost effective way.