How to Prepare ISO Audit Reporting

If the audit was undertaken for a ‘customer’ or a ‘third party’, then it may well be up to them to decide on the acceptances of any non-compliance. When the audit team leader is satisfied with the evidence presented he/she in turn may discuss any non-compliances with the organization representative to seek agreement that they exist. Following are the key features and objectives that organization should take care while preparing ISO audit report.

1. Team Meetings

At a daily meeting (or before the summery report is compiled) the auditors discuss their detailed observations with the audit team leader to determine if non-compliances exist and if applicable, are categorized.

When the audit team leader is satisfied with the evidence presented he/she in turn may discuss any non-compliances with the auditee’s representative to seek agreement that they exist. This is not to suggest a ‘bargaining’ situation, but one in which the auditee is given an opportunity to discuss the non-compliances and allow the production of any evidence to demonstrate that there is no deviation from the requirements.

Equally, the opportunity to discuss and recognize a non-compliance may enable the auditee to initiate corrective action.

In either event, the non-compliance is still recorded but the fact that corrective action has been taken it noted in the audit report.

It should be noted that non-compliances are owned by the auditee and not the auditor.

2. Non-Compliance Categorization

It is common practice to classify non-compliances into categories. This subject is dealt with in Section 12.

Categorization of non-compliances is normally decided through discussion between the team leader and the auditors rather than applying a category at the time of the incident. Categorization is not an end in itself but an aid to assist the team leader to assess the severity of the non-compliance and form a reasoned judgment on the auditee’s FSMS arrangements.

3. Non-Compliances

Reporting non-compliances is the method used to indicate to an organization during an audit that there is a deviation to the laid down FSMS requirement and the applicable legislative requirements.

A non-compliance is a non-fulfillment of specified requirements (GMP, SSOP, QMS, Quality, Environment).

Non-compliances arise from OBSERVATIONS made during an audit.

An observation is a statement of fact recorded on the checklist. The audit team will then review all of their observations to determine which of them are to be reported as 먹튀검증. The audit team shall ensure that non-compliances are documented in a clear, concise manner and are supported by objective evidence.

4. Non-Compliance Categorization

All non-compliances have to be dealt with regardless of how important an impact they may on the established system. It is common practice to categories non-compliances to enable the overall effectiveness of a QMS management system and the urgency of corrective action to be assessed.


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