A Guide to Effective Internal Management System Audits

A Guide to Effective Internal Management System Audits

Buy this guide and learn how to:

  • Take internal audits beyond simple compliance monitoring, and use them to add value to the business
  • Transform the audit into a process for continuous improvement, ensuring the audit outcomes are more valuable and visible
  • Adapt the audit into a tool for better risk management that makes a tangible contribution to the organisation
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Start adding value to your internal auditing program

Organisations hoping to comply with any of the International Standards for management systems (e.g. ISO9001, ISO27001) must carry out internal audits. However, the requirements set down by accreditation bodies for auditor courses make little distinction between internal and external audit programs. As a result, many organizations instruct their internal auditors using resources designed for external auditors. Such internal audit programs often fail to develop beyond simple compliance monitoring, and risk becoming ‘box-ticking’ exercises, adding little value to the organisation.

Transform your internal audits and improve your systems

A Guide to Effective Internal Management System Audits provides a model for the management and implementation of internal audits that moves beyond simple compliance to ISO requirements and turns the internal audit into a transformational tool that the organization can use to assist with the management of risk, and implement improvements to management systems. This book shows you how you can transform your internal auditing process to become a tool for development and continual improvement in your management systems.

Contents

1. Management Systems Audits - a background;
2. The Role of ISO19011;
3. The Internal Audit Process;
4. Third-Party Certification of Management Systems;
5. Internal Auditor Competencies;
6. Using the Results of Internal Audits;
7. Risk Based Internal Audit Case Studies;
Case Study #1;
Case Study #2;
Annex 1: Comparison of Requirements for Internal Audits;
Annex 2: The Football Planning Tool.

About the Author

Andrew W Nichols has more than 25 years of experience of management systems, in both the UK and the USA. As a trainer, he has delivered hundreds of ISO9000 related courses to audiences ranging from shop-floor personnel to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. He has also led and contributed to the development of 'best in class' training courses for a number of international standards. He is the author of Exploding the Myths Surrounding ISO9000, also published by ITGP.

Buy this book and learn how you can transform your internal auditing process to become a tool for development and continual improvement in your management systems.

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