Check the compliance of the documentation defined in the implemented management system, and the requirements according to regulations, as well as “on site” check of the real application. In such a way, maintenance and continuous improving are achieved. Besides, we provide information to the company’s top management about the audit results.
The steps to follow up in the system audit, to achieve the defined objective, are the following:
2.1 START OF THE AUDIT: The audit team leader will be appointed, and the objectives, scope and audit method will be defined.
2.2 DOCUMENTATION REVIEW: The documentation can contain relevant documents and records of the management system and the previous audit reports.
2.3 PREPARATION OF THE AUDIT´S ACTIVITIES ONSITE: The Auditor team leader must prepare an audit plan, and assign the tasks to every team member. Team members must prepare the work documentation. The visit to the facilities will be also considered.
2.4 DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUDIT´S ACTIVITIES “ON SITE”: It will follow up the next steps:
- Opening meeting
- Communication during the Audit
- Role and responsibilities of guides and observers
- Summary and verification of the information
- Generation of audit findings (documentation and visit to the facilities)
- Preparation of the audit´s conclusions
- Closing meeting
2.5 DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUDIT´S REPORT
2.6 END OF THE AUDIT
2.7 DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUDIT’S MONITORING ACTIVITIES: The audit results could show the necessity of corrective actions, or improvement actions. The activities must include the monitoring of the actions taken, and the report with the results verified.