ISO Audit Procedure
ISO Audit Procedure – IAS
To provide a seamless and transparent audit process for all businesses, IAS uses an audit flow chart. Here’s a quick rundown of our auditing process:
Stages to ISO Certification
There are four stages in the process of getting ISO Certification:
- Application Review and Offer
- Audit Preparation
- Conducting the Audit
- Issuance of Certification
Application Review and Offer
An application form will be emailed to the customer before the system audit so that they may supply the following information:
- Delivered goods or services
- Specifications and ranges for a product or service
- Manufacturing or rendering of a product or service
- The country that makes the product or provides the services
- Address for registration
- The number of units and their locations
- Shift schedules
- Legal requirements, such as company registration and product or service conformity
IAS will contact you after receiving your organization’s completed application form to assist you in navigating the certification process and determining the suitable criteria for your company. An E-mail will be used to send a quote.
Following the acceptance of the Quotation and Contract, our technical team analyzes the information in order to schedule the stage 1 and stage 2 audits.
Audit Preparation Stage
During the audit preparation stage, a team of auditors will be appointed. A team may consist of a team leader, auditors, and a technical expert, according to ISO 17021 protocols. Our auditing methodologies are strictly adhered to in line with ISO 19011, which is a major factor for our accreditation.
Our auditors are given the specifics of your business prior to the audit so that they may access the information and complete the audit appropriately.
Any changes in the audited organization’s structure or processes must be reported to IAS throughout the audit preparation process.
Stage 1 Audit
In order to ascertain the readiness of the Management System being audited, the auditors evaluate the efficacy of the documentation given by the organization. It might include the following responsibilities:
- Reviewing required documentation and financial records
- Examine your sites and make decisions based on certain circumstances.
- Examining your overall understanding of key aspects, processes, objectives, and operations.
- To ensure that the standards are followed in terms of scope, techniques, locations, and, where appropriate, legislative and regulatory requirements.
- For the Stage 2 Audit, all resources have been received.
After completing the Stage 1 Audit, the auditor raises points of observation (non-conformities) that must be resolved. The complete audit report helps the organization plan for a successful Stage 2 audit.
Stage 2 Audit
The auditors analyze how effectively the management system being audited complies to the applicable standard during the Stage 2 Audit. It might include the following responsibilities:
- To evaluate the implementation’s efficacy in regard to all of the standard’s requirements.
- To evaluate how well performance is monitored, measured, reported, and evaluated in respect to key performance objectives and targets.
- To conduct an operational control audit of the client’s procedures.
- Ascertain that internal audits and management reviews are completed correctly.
- Verifies the connections between normative criteria, policies, performance objectives, and targets.
Issuance of Certification
IAS will guarantee that any non-conformities have been addressed and remedied by the organization following the successful completion of both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audits. IAS will provide a certificate with a normal validity term of three years once this has been validated.
Clients must adhere to surveillance audits at least once every twelve months beginning with the start of the certification’s validity term. The purpose of surveillance audits is to ensure the requirements of the certification are being met throughout its validity period. IAS might establish the time frame in which a company is anticipated to complete the surveillance audit by mutual agreement.
Once the validity period of the certification expires, IAS will conduct a re-certification audit to renew the validity period.
For more information on the ISO Audit Process, please contact us or visit our ISO Audit Procedure frequently asked questions page to learn more.