"Remote auditing is here and here to stay”...it's all about planning... then taking the initiative... and of course, you've probably heard it from UKAS and loads of other Certification Bodies that, remote auditing is receiving positive feedback - excellent!
This podcast is aimed at those on the receiving end of Certification Body and UKAS “remote audits” of Quality Management Systems - making life easier.
A well prepared Quality Manager will support your auditor to become quick and slick.
Ask your Certification Body auditor for a "pre-audit" check-list of questions with clause by clause auditing timing - this will help you to help them - drive down your Certification costs by simple preparation.
Don't waste time "nattering" online. Keep to the audit plan. Feed you auditor with data and evidence. Ensure that you KPI's make sense - feed the auditor with facts.
We have decided to provide a few suggestions prior to starting your audit. The main one is train the Quality Manager to be the "face of your business"; its all about presentation.
This podcast is based on how to make the “remote audit” a success for those sitting on both side of the table, summarized as follows:
1. Contracts and non-disclosure agreements
2. Technology communication testing
3. Planning, timing and costing
4. Information and data media
5. Scope and duration
6. Culture and environmental perspective
7. Reporting the audit and follow-up
The “remote audit” is a completely different beast to norms of face to face auditing… it must be treated like a new technology… train yourselves on how to “present the case” for your business and quality management system.
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All the best.