1. The Positives and Pitfalls of Auditing Checklists

    Every auditing course you go on, every book you read about auditing, every standard that’s been written essentially all say the same thing – if you audit you should use a checklist! Now that’s all good and fine, but there are some things to be aware of. Here we’re going to explain the good and some of the pitfalls of checklists and then we will recommend some ways to address them.

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  2. How to write non-conformances

    In our opinion, writing non-conformances is one of the most important aspects of auditing, and as far as an auditee is concerned one of the aspects of auditing that is of most interest to them. A non-conformance details what was found to be incorrect during the audit, and what has to be acted upon once […]

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  3. 10 additional personal behaviours

    ISO 19011:2011 describes the following personal behaviours as being required by auditors; Ethical, Open  minded, Diplomatic, Observant, Perceptive, Versatile, Tenacious, Decisive, Self-reliant, Acting with fortitude, Open to improvement, Culturally sensitive and Collaborative. From experience, the following are pretty handy too… Pleasant – be nice to people – smile, shake hands and remember in most cases […]

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