Improving Auditor Performance with ISO 19011:2018

by Eoin Philip Kelly | October 14, 2019 | Blog , ISO 13485:2016 , ISO 19011:2018 , ISO 9001:2015 , |

Did you know that there is an International Standard for Auditing Management Systems? Many who attend any CQI & IRCA Certified Management System Auditor Training Course in any discipline will be familiar with ISO 19011 – Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems.

In July 2018, ISO published ISO 19011:2018 – an updated revision replacing the 2011 revision – providing more Auditing guidance given recent big updates to widely adopted International Standards like ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management), ISO 13485 (Medical Devices Quality Management) & others.

One of the biggest changes has been the focus on the application of Risk-based Thinking to the audit process, given “there is now an enhanced focus on risk in both management standards and in the marketplace (source: ISO.org)”. Other notable changes are additional guidance is now provided on auditing risks & opportunities, managing an audit program, and conducting an audit compared to the 2011 revision.

Whether you are conducting internal or external audits, ISO 19011:2018 provides invaluable best practice guidelines and a benchmark for all types of Auditors globally. One of the major benefits of International Standards is that they can provide any organization with guidance and best practices that are widely adopted globally which can only enhance the organization & people that adopt them and provide more confidence & assurance to all parties regarding their approach to Auditing or Management Systems.

All of Comply Guru’s CQI & IRCA Certified Blended ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Training Courses are based on ISO 19011:2018 and we are currently planning to launch a generic online Auditing Course based on ISO 19011:2018 in early 2020. So, if you are interested in keeping up-to-date or have any questions regarding ISO 19011 or other ISO standards & related areas, why not get in touch and we can discuss your specific needs! We would love to hear from you!

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