QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor

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   5 Days


You need this course if ...

  • you want to audit Quality Management Systems against ISO 9001 requirements
  • you are an Auditor or Quality System Manager and want to add to your credibility with a widely accepted qualification
  • you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification

You will learn ...

  • the purpose of a QMS and the ISO 9000 principles of quality management
  • essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 9001 requirements
  • to analyse ISO 9001 clauses and suggest examples of evidence that would show conformance with these requirements
  • the roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor
  • to plan and conduct an interview with top management and evaluate an organisation’s quality policy and objectives
  • to prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes and between members of an audit team
  • how to audit processes for conformance and effectiveness, including any specific quality objectives
  • to prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process based checklists
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • how to evaluate objective evidence and correctly identify conformance and non-conformance with requirements
  • to report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 9001, write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation and present your overall evaluation to top management

You will need …

  • knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and experience of auditing
  • ideally to have attended our ISO 9001 Appreciation and Interpretation course
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management
  • to have good knowledge of ISO 9001 and possess knowledge of these quality management principles and concepts: the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle; the relationship between quality management and
  • customer satisfaction; commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the seven Quality Management Principles as given in ISO 9000; the process approach used in quality management; the Model of a Process Based Quality Management System; the structure and content of ISO 9001.
  • Complete approximately 2 hours of pre-course work prior to attending the course.

This course meets the requirements of the IRCA ISO 9001:2015 QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor course criteria IRCA/9153

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