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Independence and internal audits

"We have a non-conformance for the internal auditor (QM) auditing own department (QMS). Does the Quality Manager need to be responsible for the QMS or does someone else need to audit the QMS?”
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Feb 20, 2019

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Someone else should be auditing the Quality Department. Please check ISO 19011:2018 definition of the audit, “systematic, independent and…”.

Your organization should consider the possibility of another person, internal or external, with the necessary competencies, audit the Quality Department. Remember, the necessary competencies are defined by your own organization.

The following material will provide you more information:
ISO 9001 – Five Main Steps in ISO 9001 Internal Audit - https://advisera.com/9001academy/knowledgebase/five-main-steps-in-iso-9001-internal-audit/
- free online training ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course
https://training.advisera.com/se/iso-14001-internal-auditor-course/o-9001-internal-auditor-course/
- book - ISO Internal Audit: A Plain English Guide - https://advisera.com/books/iso-internal-audit-plain-english-guide/
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