ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditing is mandatory as per the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Conducting internal audits periodically prior to certification audit or surveillance audit is essential.
Training for internal audits is a mandatory requirement of the standard as per clause # 7.1 of ISO audit guidance document ISO 19011:2018. The guidance document calls for training and evaluation of the internal auditors before internal audit can be permitted.
This evaluation is to be done with respect to the audit being done. This also refers to the clause 7.2 of ISO 9001:2015 standard which calls for ensuring competence of personnel to the task assigned.
In order to do that one has to understand the intent of the ISO 9001:2015 standard to understand the requirements and link it to the existing practices of the facility.
This Internal Auditor ISO 9001 training course has the primary objective of making participants understand the requirements of the standards, intent comprehension, understanding the terms concepts and principals involved in the standard. The course covers on auditing challenges, understanding challenges, interpretation challenges, implementation challenges and challenges due to prescriptive nature of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Finally, the course emphasizes the effective methods of documented information and the advantages of a simplified and comprehensive one level documentation. This one level documentation is an evidence-based system which offers proof of implementation for the standard’s requirements. This 2-day on site internal auditor ISO 9001 training course includes mock exercises of the processes of the facility to make the participants confident about what they have learned and apply them in their work area right away.