AUDIT & ASSURANCE (QMS)
Auditing is defined as the on-site verification activity, such as inspection or examination, of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to requirements. An audit can apply to an entire organization or might be specific to a function, process, or production step. Some audits have special administrative objectives, such as auditing documents, risk, or performance, or following up on completed corrective actions.
ISO 19011:2018 defines an audit as a “systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence [records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant and verifiable] and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria [a set of policies, procedures or requirements] are fulfilled.”
W Group provides all types of audits except certification in all industries and companies in the best way for continious improvement and optimization.
Principles of Internal Auditing
The following principles relate to auditors.
- Ethical conduct:Trust, integrity, confidentiality and discretion are essential to auditing
- Fair presentation:Audit findings, conclusions and reports reflect truthfully and accurately the audit activities
- Professional care:Auditors must exercise care in accordance with the importance of the task they perform;
- Independence: Auditors must be independent of the activity being audited and be objective
- Evidence-based approach:Evidence must be verifiable and be based on samples of the information available.
Why perform Internal Audits?
Your organization will likely conduct internal audits for one or more of the following reasons:
- Ensuring compliance to the requirements of internal, international and industry standards & regulations, and customer requirements
- To determine the effectiveness of the implemented system in meeting specified objectives (quality, environmental, financial)
- To explore opportunities for improvement
- To meet statutory and regulatory requirements
- To provide feedback to Top Management
Services of Auditing Quality Managements Systems:
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO 14001 Environmental Quality Management Systems
ISO 45001 Operational Health and Safety Quality Management Systems
IATF 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems
AS 9100 Aviation Space and Defence Quality Management Systems
ISO/TS 22163 IRIS Quality Management Systems
ISO/IEC 27001 Information Quality Management Systems
ISO 50001 Energy Quality Management Systems
ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction Quality Management Systems
First-Party Auditing (Internal Auditing)
A first-party audit is performed within an organization to measure its strengths and weaknesses against its own procedures or methods and/or against external standards adopted by (voluntary) or imposed on (mandatory) the organization. A first-party audit is an internal audit conducted by auditors who are employed by the organization being audited but who have no vested interest in the audit results of the area being audited
Second-Party Auditing (Supplier Auditing)
A second-party audit is an external audit performed on a supplier by a customer or by a contracted organization on behalf of a customer. A contract is in place, and the goods or services are being, or will be, delivered. Second-party audits are subject to the rules of contract law, as they are providing contractual direction from the customer to the supplier. Second-party audits tend to be more formal than first-party audits because audit results could influence the customer’s purchasing decisions.
Internal Process Audit
This type of audit verifies that processes are working within established limits. It evaluates an operation or method against predetermined instructions or standards to measure conformance to these standards and the effectiveness of the instructions. A process audit may:
Check conformance to defined requirements such as time, accuracy, temperature, pressure, composition, responsiveness, amperage, and component mixture.
Examine the resources (equipment, materials, people) applied to transform the inputs into outputs, the environment, the methods (procedures, instructions) followed, and the measures collected to determine process performance.
Check the adequacy and effectiveness of the process controls established by procedures, work instructions, flowcharts, and training and process specifications.
Internal System Audit
An audit conducted on a management system. It can be described as a documented activity performed to verify, by examination and evaluation of objective evidence, that applicable elements of the system are appropriate and effective and have been developed, documented, and implemented in accordance and in conjunction with specified requirements.
Internal Product Audit
This type of audit is an examination of a particular product or service, such as hardware, processed material, or software, to evaluate whether it conforms to requirements (i.e., specifications, performance standards, and customer requirements).
Gap / Gap Analysis by screening the target line is determined by the difference between target conditions with the organization’s current status is reported and methods are put forward to overcome the deficiencies.
We determine the standards to be complied with and define corporate goals. We collect information about the current situation through interviews, surveys, document research, examination of the process structure and technological structure. We produce the current situation report with expert analysis. By determining the differences between the current situation and the targeted situation, we determine the path to be followed.