Auditing

More than 27 Years of Experience in Consulting, Training, & Auditing

What is an Audit?

ISO Audits are required for ISO certification purposes. The ISO certification is required to prove the facility’s claim that they are managing their systems as per the mandate of the ISO Standards they wish to get certified. It is not only important to build a management system as per the requirements of the ISO standard but it is also important to show evidence that the management system developed is effectively implemented to fullest extent possible, to earn ISO certification.

ISO Auditors are expected to examine the evidence available, assess it to the requirements mandated in the ISO standards and make their report giving the extent of adherence to the requirements of the standard for which the system is being ISO audited, to recommend for ISO certification.

In other words, ISO audit is a means by which a facility gets its claim of adherence to the standard authenticated by an unbiased, independent, qualified, competent, external authority for ISO certification. This is to provide confidence to customers and rest of the world that the claims made by a facility are verified and certified that requirements of selected standards have been met.

The QSE Audit Process

Step 1 - Assessment

Contact our team to discuss your needs, learn about our solutions, and schedule your audit

Step 2 - The Audit

After confirming the logistics and the exact needs of your organization, our team will conduct our audit.

Step 3 - Reporting

Once your audit is completed, our team will compile an audit report, a detailed roadmap with steps for improvement, and provide certificates.

Our Audit Services

First Party (Internal) Audits

Required annually in order to keep your certification. Our experts can conduct your internal audits to ensure all issues are found prior to your certification audit and to ensure strength of your system. At QSE we believe in training, so we can also bring your QA team along to train them while we conduct your internal audit. This will leave your team with the skills to take over this task in the following years saving your company money.

First Party (Internal) Audits

Required annually in order to keep your certification. Our experts can conduct your internal audits to ensure all issues are found prior to your certification audit and to ensure strength of your system. At QSE we believe in training, so we can also bring your QA team along to train them while we conduct your internal audit. This will leave your team with the skills to take over this task in the following years saving your company money.

Second Party Audits

Second-Party Audit is conducted by employees of a facility on their own suppliers’ systems for their eligibility to meet ISO standard requirements or their own specific requirements. Organizations may sometimes engage external agencies to perform these second-party ISO audits or supplier audits to test the ability of the suppliers to meet requirements for ISO certification.

Second Party Audits

Second-Party Audit is conducted by employees of a facility on their own suppliers’ systems for their eligibility to meet ISO standard requirements or their own specific requirements. Organizations may sometimes engage external agencies to perform these second-party ISO audits or supplier audits to test the ability of the suppliers to meet requirements for ISO certification.

Third Party Audits

Third-party ISO audits are normally conducted in 2 stages prior to ISO Certification. Stage 1 ISO Audit or Desk Audit. This ISO audit is essentially to verify if the documentation is adequate to meet the requirements of the standards for ISO certification or Sector certification to that standard. Desk Audit is a precursor to ISO certification. Stage 2 ISO audit is the final ISO audit prior to ISO certification or selected sector certification. If a facility passes this ISO audit then the facility will be recommended for certification.

Third Party Audits

Third-party ISO audits are normally conducted in 2 stages prior to ISO Certification. Stage 1 ISO Audit or Desk Audit. This ISO audit is essentially to verify if the documentation is adequate to meet the requirements of the standards for ISO certification or Sector certification to that standard. Desk Audit is a precursor to ISO certification. Stage 2 ISO audit is the final ISO audit prior to ISO certification or selected sector certification. If a facility passes this ISO audit then the facility will be recommended for certification.

Supplier Audit

Audit your supply chain against a list of your requirements. We can develop a checklist for your, or utilize one of your existing checklists. We have reach across 5 countries

Supplier Audit

Audit your supply chain against a list of your requirements. We can develop a checklist for your, or utilize one of your existing checklists. We have reach across 5 countries

Gap Audit

A customized audit against any standard you would like. This can be conducted at any point of your certification journey. If you are considering a standard but are unsure of the complexity or next steps, a gap audit will identify areas you already have in place and provide you a road map on what next steps you must complete for certification. A Gap audit just before your certification audit is also a great tool to ensure you are going to pass that certification audit. Finally, it is a great tool to utilize to keep your management system improving and adapting as your company grows.

Gap Audit

A customized audit against any standard you would like. This can be conducted at any point of your certification journey. If you are considering a standard but are unsure of the complexity or next steps, a gap audit will identify areas you already have in place and provide you a road map on what next steps you must complete for certification. A Gap audit just before your certification audit is also a great tool to ensure you are going to pass that certification audit. Finally, it is a great tool to utilize to keep your management system improving and adapting as your company grows.

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