INTERNAL AUDITS ISO 9001 14001 45001


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These Internal Audits ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 consist of excel spreadsheets with targeted audit questions.  Because the results are quantified to provide a score on IMS performance you can compare performance through time or between divisions. So as they are fully editable you will be able to make them appropriate for your organisation.  Thus you can create the documented information required by the individual standards.  Also these internal audits ISO 9001 14001 45001 will provide the evidence of internal audits required by certification auditors.

What are Internal Audits?

You can carry out internal audits, sometimes called first-party audits. So you will normally conducted these in house on behalf the organisation for management purposes.  You can use them to form the basis for your organisation’s self-declaration of conformity.

Perhaps the first question to ask is “why should you perform internal audits?” You will know the most obvious answer to this question is that clause 9.2 says you shall conduct audits. Therefore not auditin is not an option if you wish to comply with the standard. Because internal audits are the key management tool for evaluation of conformance of the management system to the standard.

To understand what is required with regards to internal auditing first take a look at that particular clause for example in ISO 9001:2015, which is:

9.2: Internal audit

9.2.1; The organization shall conduct internal audits at planned intervals to provide information on whether the quality management system;

1. Conforms to;

  • The organizations own requirements for its quality management system
  • The requirements of the international standard

​2. Is effectively implemented and maintained 

9.2.2; The organization shall;

1. Plan, establish, implement and maintain an audit programme(s) including the frequency, methods, responsibilities, planning, requirements and reporting, which

shall take into consideration the importance of the processes concerned, changes affecting the organization, and the results of previous audits

2. Define the audit criteria and scope for each audit

3. Select auditors and conduct auditors to ensure objectivity and impartiality of the audit process

4. Ensure that the results of the audit are reported to relevant management

5. Take appropriate correction and corrective actions without undue delay

6. Retain documented evidence of the implementation of the audit programme and the audit results

How does this relate to the context of an organisations management system?

You can use the audit criteria as the reference for determining conformity, because they effectively describe what should be achieved for any given process or activity. As the process owner of the internal audit programme you set the criteria to be audited against in agreement with the auditor and the departments concerned.

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