Crown Safety can audit you to compare your company to a number of standards,whether it be legal compliance, 9001, 14001, 18001, 17999 or 25001. As an independent audit, the findings can be used internally without fear of a client audit landing you in trouble. We can also audit your suppliers to agreed standards, such as 9001, for your own management system requirements.
Quality audit is the process of systematic examination of a quality system carried out by an internal or external quality auditor or an audit team. It is an important part of organisation’s quality management system and is a key element in the ISO quality system standard, ISO 9001.
Quality audits are typically performed at predefined time intervals and ensure that the institution has clearly defined internal system monitoring procedures linked to effective action. This can help determine if the organisation complies with the defined quality system processes and can involve procedural or results-based assessment criteria.
Audits are an essential management tool to be used for verifying objective evidence of processes, to assess how successfully processes have been implemented, for judging the effectiveness of achieving any defined target levels, to provide evidence concerning reduction and elimination of problem areas. For the benefit of the organisation, quality auditing should not only report non-conformances and corrective actions, but also highlight areas of good practice. In this way other departments may share information and amend their working practices as a result, also contributing to continual improvement.
Especially when the auditing focuses not just on compliance but effectiveness, auditing is one of the most powerful safety monitoring techniques and an effective way to avoid complacency and highlight slowly deteriorating conditions.
If this seems like gobbledygook to you or if you need 2nd or 3rd party audits carried out and even if you need auditors trained up – get in touch