ISO Internal audit training for a Consulting firm
Internal Audit is mandatory for ISO Certification and for ISO Certified company for any standard. Many companies do not like to do internal audit after certification. This happens because lack of awareness on internal audit and understanding the benefits of ISO Internal audit.
So, it is responsibility of Certification body to tell the company about the importance of Internal audit. Internal audit is a kind of monitoring system. It is written in the sub clause 9.2 of Clause no 9 of 9001:2015 Standard about Internal audit.
Internal audit is called the first party audit. Usually it is done cross section wise among the departments by the company staffs. However, it can also be done by hiring a third party or free lancer ISO auditor.
There is no specific quantity of internal audit mentioned in the standard. Company can do according to its need. However, most of the companies perform two internal audits in a year. Sometimes three or four can be done. Actually the quantity of internal audit depends on companies activities and complexities of the processes.
There should be a procedure for doing internal audit. All terms and conditions can be put in the procedure. Like who will be lead auditor, who will be auditors, how many members will perform the audit and how many times in a year etc should be written in the procedure.
However, for small companies who do not like to maintain procedure then they can use the following simple items for performing internal audit:
- Select team member and team leader
- Make plan and schedule
- Share audit plan to all departments
- Use check list for audit
- Use attendance sheet
- Use NC log sheet
- Prepare Audit Report (by team leader)
Why you should do internal audit? Internal audit helps to know what is happening actually inside your company. It helps to find the hidden things in a department. It finds the gaps of the processes. It creates competence among the staffs. It reminds the employees about their responsibilities. Internal audit report helps the management to take decision on any issues effectively.
After performing audit taking CA Plan is mandatory. CA plan helps for practicing for continual improvement. Which is a major principle of ISO 9001 Standard. CA Plan is the last and final stage of NC which is raised during internal audit.
To enjoy benefits of ISO Certification there is no alternative for doing internal audit. It is like a mirror. From this mirror you can see the status of your management quality.
SME organization who is unable to spend money on ISO Certification then Advanced Assessment Services (AAS) may be the right choice for him. AAS provides free internal audit training to its clients. It is a big save for SME. You can save around 50,000 taka from this service if you take certificate through AAS.
ISO training for a construction company at Ruppur Power Plant
CA Plan is one of the most important topics for ISO Certification and ISO Certified company. The details of CA Plan is Corrective Action Plan. Shortly it is called CA Plan.
After performing internal audit if any NC (Nonconformity) is raised then CA plan is taken. CA Plan helps to stop recurrence of any problem in the process.
In the clause no 10.2 of ISO 9001:2015 standard it is written about CA. Practicing of CA plan is mandatory for ISO certification and ISO certified company.
One of the most important principles of ISO 9001 standard is Continual Development. Real application of this principle can be done by taking CA Plan.
It is a matter of frustration that most of the companies do not take CA Plan properly. They do not understand the importance of CA Plan. So, they cannot take taste of ISO Certification. If it is taken properly then a company can be benefited properly from the ISO Certification.
Sometimes we insult others rather than the real responsible person/term. CA plan helps to find the root cause of any problem effectively. When the root cause is found then correction of that NC can be done effectively.
Three things are done when a NC is raised. Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action. All the three terms are applied in a CA plan.
Correction helps to take instant solution, Corrective Action helps to find root cause and resist to recurrence of the issue and preventive action helps to take care other issues which may be raised in other processes.
ISO Training can help you to understand the CA plan. During the training session it is discussed about Corrective Action. So, it is trainer’s responsibility to teach the topic very importantly. At the same time as a company if you want to get benefit from ISO Certification then you should learn carefully what is CA Plan and how to practice this term in your company.
One of the major problems is that many companies do not like to take training before ISO Certification. Shortcut they want to take ISO Certificate. If they do not take ISO training they stay far from the real guidelines of ISO standard. So, the company management should take ISO training before ISO Certification.
Advanced Assessment Services (AAS) may be your right choice to take ISO certification and training. They offer ISO Certification and ISO Training in a package price. So, it will help you to save money from hiring an ISO consultant. Without ISO training AAS does not provide ISO Certificate. All the important topics of the standard including CA Plan can be learnt from AAS ISO training session.
Like other prospects it is your asking and that is what are the steps to ISO Certification. Please check the below 7 steps to ISO Certification:
ISO Certification for university post will help you to know how an ISO standard i.e 9001 Standard can help you to develop your management system throughout the university.
Before going to know the benefits of the standard you should know about the standard 9001 a little bit. ISO 9001 Standard is a standard like other standards published by ISO head office in Geneva. It is most popular and widely used standard among others. The main cause of so popularity of this standard is its applicability. Only this is the standard which is applicable to any size, and any kind of organization.
By adopting this 9001:2015 standard you can get guidelines to control all of the processes or departments inside your institution. No other standard has so extensive radius of applicability like this qms standard. In the university you can control your teaching method for the teachers and guidelines for students also. You can evaluate both the teachers teaching quality and students learning capability.
How teachers are teaching the students. What the students are saying about your teachers. All guidelines can be get from this standard.
Customer’s satisfaction is one of the major principles of ISO 9001 Standard. As a university authority your customers are students. So, how much your Students are satisfied on your teaching method and on your management system and how they are doing in exam that should be your focus point in your teaching policy.
ISO 9001:2015 will guide you how can you measure the students’ satisfaction and how can you develop your management system. Not only that, for maintaining quality management system in your institute you should know what your interested parties are saying about your existing management system.
Now come to your office management. How your management is running. Is there any problem inside your management. How they are behaving with the students. Are they doing their jobs properly? All these things should be monitored according to ISO Quality standard guidelines.
Documents and record keeping are the major and important task of a university. How can you control your documents and records according to the international standard that guidelines are also found from this standard.
Continual development is another major principles of ISO 9001 Standard. How students are doing in their exam or in semister exam? How can you help them to do better in next exam and how can you develop their learning power that things should be practiced if you adopt this standard.
There are so many private universities in Bangladesh. You will have to analyze various data about your present status comparing with other universities. How can you overcome your competitors, How can you increase your ranking status, How your teachers and management staffs can help you to achieve that goal that are guided in this standard.
In various way ISO 9001 Standard can help you to establish all the guidelines for your institutions and later how you will implement those guidelines and finally how those are working that can be measured according to the ISO 9001:2015 guidelines.
AAS has expert auditor’s panel who have been working in different sectors for long time in Bangladesh. They can help you to establishing and implementing ISO Standard’s guideline in your university. When you will claim that ISO guidelines have been implemented in your institute then CB auditor will perform audit before certification.
AAS has been working with the UK based ISO certification body for long time. So, if you are thinking to develop your university management system, then adopting ISO 9001 Standard can be the right decision for you. To get iso certification process and cost for the university you may visit this page to contact.