As for pretty much everything there is also an ISO standard for auditing of management systems, namely ISO 19 011. This standard is a guideline that can be used for both internal and external auditors. The automotive industry has it’s own (severe) IATF guidelines for training internal auditors and for the training and validation of external auditors.The latter is so sever that many people doubt if they will find enough auditors to certificate companies to IATF 16949:2016, but this is a side issue. Recently the Verband Der Automobilindustie (VDA) has become more active on this field by demanding requirements for process audits and process auditors according to their VDA 6.3 standard. If you need to fulfill these demands it is better to follow a training course in an accepted institution. We gladly refer you to our colleagues of Allanta vzw for more information on these topics.
Without diminishing the value of these standards and systems, we notice that for many companies this is overkill. Very often they are only interested in having some trained internal auditors for their ISO 9001 system. QS Consult offers a practical alternative consisting of a one day training course and an optional half day support and evaluation during the first audit that a newly trained auditor performs. The expectation for this course is that the participants have knowledge of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
- Fundamentals of ISO 9001:2015
- Requirements for an auditor
- Communication skills ans attention points for auditors
- The internal audit process
- Performing the audit
- Reporting the results
- Follow-up of corrective actions
- Class room exercises
- Optional: half day of support during the first audit. Consists of evaluating the preparation, observe the audit and auditor, feedback to the auditor on his performance, preparation of reporting.