The Audit

Auditor Independence

Referring to ISO 19011 criteria, is it conforming if internal auditors who are the head of their division audit the other divisions, even if the head of all of the divisions is the same person?

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Audit types and their different names?

1st, 2nd & 3rd party and internal, supplier & external, as well as compliance, renewal, surveillance, certification, initial & re-certification are all names for different types of audits. But are they really all that different, or just different names for the same thing?

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Who is that Auditor?

You wouldn’t use an unqualified accountant, or an electrician without a license - Why use an unqualified Auditor?

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Audit Leadership & Commitment

ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards have always had a level of Top Management commitment requirements, however with the introduction of the High Level Structure (HLS) for management system standards and the recent releases of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 there is now more emphasis on the demonstration of leadership and commitment.

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What is an Audit?

What is a Management Systems Audit? Surprisingly, one of the most asked questions we receive is ‘What is an audit’? This made me realise that as auditors, we take this for granted and just expect that the entire world also knows what we do! It’s such a simple question however it did require some thought to come up with a simple explanation.

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Turbocharge your audit

If your internal audits are anything like everybody else’s internal audits, they confirm that activities are happening as per planned arrangements, with the planned arrangements being documented things that should happen.

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Responsibilities of an Audit Team Leader

So, you want to be an audit team leader? Are you ready for the extra tasks, and do you know what they are? There are additional roles and responsibilities for an audit team leader above those of an auditor and these are important to understand as a team leader and even as an audit team member.

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Take the fear out of an audit

What happens to you when you hear the word ‘audit’? Does your heart beat faster? Do you break out in a sweat? Never fear – the auditor is here!

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Careers Reinvented

The Auditor Training Online crew recently teamed up with Auditor Training Centre and attended the Reinvent Your Career Expo in Brisbane, AUS. See what the team got up to...

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