I just have a question in terms of Appendix 2 – Internal QMS Audit Checklist. What is this specific checklist used for? To conduct audits on your quality manual/procedures? Do you perhaps have a preview of this in order for me to get a better understanding?
It would be more effective to make an automotive process approach for quality management processes system audits, the use of a checklist is not recommended.
For this, it may be necessary to receive training in internal auditors and the automotive process approach. During the audit, each QMS process should be asked about goals, risks, opportunities, responsibility, authority, training, etc.
Apart from that, as an example, if the purchasing process is to be audited, 8.4 clauses of the IATF 16949:2016 standard should be audited as the main subject. For the production process system internal audit, the IATF standard should be focused on articles 8.5-8.6-8.7-9.1.
But if you want to use a checklist to increase the practice of internal audit; you should prepare a question for each requirement specified as "shall" in the IATF standard.