Internal QMS Auditor

Internal audits satisfy the requirements of ISO 9001, which stipulates regular audits should be conducted at planned intervals to uphold an approval.

Conducted properly, an internal audit can improve organisational performance and your QMS at the same time. This course is essential if you need the skills required to carry out internal audits. It will teach you how to plan, prepare, evaluate and implement corrective action.

You will learn

  • the role management systems and internal audits play in helping business manage their risks
  • the roles and responsibilities of an Internal QMS Auditor
  • how to plan your audits by developing effective checklists
  • how to carry out your audits using LRQA’s 6 Stage Approach
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and sampling of documents
  • to evaluate audit findings and determine conformity, nonconformity and effectiveness
  • to report findings accurately
  • what corrective action is and who is responsible for taking action
  • how to follow up and verify the effectiveness of corrective action taken

You will need

Prior knowledge of:
  • Management systems
  • PDCA cycle
  • The core elements of a management system and the interrelationship between top management responsibility, policy, objectives, planning, implementation, measurement, review and continual improvement Quality management
  • Fundamental concepts and the 7 quality management principles
  • Relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction
  • ISO 9001 An understanding of the requirements of ISO 9001 and the commonly used quality management terms and definitions, as given in ISO 9000, which may be gained by completing an ISO 9001:2015 Appreciation and Interpretation course or equivalent.

Your future development

  • ISO 9001 appreciation and interpretation
  • QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor
  • Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
  • See our Business Improvement courses Course

Course length:

  • Two days

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