Quality Management Systems Auditing Module 3 Auditing SZNS ISO 9001: 2015
This International Standard provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process, including the person managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.
It is applicable to all organizations that need to conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit programme.
The application of this International Standard to other types of audits is possible, provided that special consideration is given to the specific competence needed.
This International Standard does not state requirements, but provides guidance on the management of an audit programme, on the planning and conducting of an audit of the management system, as well as on the competence and evaluation of an auditor and an audit team.
This International Standard is intended to apply to a broad range of potential users, including auditors, organizations implementing management systems, and organizations needing to conduct audits of management systems for contractual or regulatory reasons. Users of this International Standard can, however, apply this guidance in developing their own audit-related requirements.
Who is the target audience?
All users, including small and medium-sized organizations, that concentrate on what are commonly termed “internal audits” (first-party) and “audits conducted by customers on their suppliers” (second party). While those involved in management system certification audits follow the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021:2011, they might also find the guidance in this International Standard useful.
Terms and definitions
Principles of auditing
Managing an audit programme
Performing an audit
Competence and evaluation of auditors
Guidance on the requirements for Documented Information of ISO 9001:2015
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