Internal Audits ISO 45001 Health Safety

How to successfully complete an Internal Audit ISO 45001

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The responsibilities of an internal auditor is to comply with a mandatory process, which includes a plan, a schedule with assigned responsibilities within the organization and to provide a report to top management of the findings of the audit.

Our Internal Audits Checklists ISO 9001 14001 45001 tools help by providing: all clause requirements (500+ questions) with detailed guidance on the Standards’ clauses, evidence of conformity, a record of audit findings, areas for improvement and a dashboard of pie and bar charts suitable for easy understanding by top management.

The consequential benefits are: audits are systematic, consistent between audit and auditors, measurement against organizational objectives and provision of mandatory documented information.


The goal of a internal audits ISO 45001 health safety is to gather information about the effectiveness of the system (see News: ISO 45001 Internal Audit Checklist). The key to a successful audit depends on the competence of the auditor. The requirements for the auditor are specified in ISO 19011:2018 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. This Standard provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process. These activities include the individual(s) managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.

ISO 19011:2108 offers guidance on every step of auditing a management system or audit program, including:

  • Defining programme objectives
  • Ensuring you understand the specific objectives you hope to achieve
  • Making audit arrangements
  • Assigning roles and responsibilities
  • Defining number, scope, location, and duration of audits
  • Determining criteria and specific checklists
  • Establishing review procedures
  • Completing the audits needed
  • Planning and reviewing internal documents
  • Collecting and verifying audit evidence
  • Generating findings and preparing reports
  • Communicating findings
  • Reviewing the results and process
  • Assessing results and trends
  • Conforming with audit program procedures
  • Evolving needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Analyzing audit program records
  • Examining effectiveness of the measures to address risks
  • Ensuring confidentiality and information security

The revised 2018 differs from the original 2011 version in these respects:

  • Addition of the risk-based approach to the principles of auditing
  • Expansion of the guidance on managing an audit program, including audit program risk
  • Expansion of the guidance on conducting an audit, particularly the section on audit planning
  • Expansion of the generic competence requirements for certified quality auditors (CQAs)
  • Adjustment of terminology to reflect the process and not the object (“thing”)
  • Removal of the annex containing competence requirements for auditing specific management system disciplines (due to the large number of individual management system standards, it would not be practical to include competence requirements for all disciplines)
  • Expansion of Annex A to provide guidance on auditing (new) concepts such as organization context, leadership and commitment, virtual audits, compliance, and supply chain

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