Outsource Your Audits

Clients have outsourced their internal audits to us for management systems based on ISO 9001 (quality), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive), ISO 20000 (IT services), and ISO 14001 (environmental). If your audit program is difficult to manage, and you wonder about its effectiveness, maybe it’s time to outsource your audits to someone like us.

Our consultants are well qualified to perform your internal audits. For example, Don Dickerson has a Chemical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and a well-known Environmental Consultant. He successfully completed an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor course and is an RABQSA-certified EMS auditor.

By using our independent auditors, you may end up with more impartial and objective audits. And, you can keep your “volunteer” auditors at their regular jobs. Plus, our auditors focus on more than just conformity, they examine the effectiveness of the audited areas and identify opportunities for improvement.

We can maintain your audit schedule and assign experienced auditors to perform your internal audits. If an area needs to be audited more often based on the results, we adjust the audit schedule, but stay within the agreed to number of audit days.

We will use your current audit procedure and forms, or if preferred, we can use our own audit forms. And, we’ll verify any corrective actions have been satisfactorily completed when we conduct your next audit. Our goal will be to find any process nonconformities before they are identified by your certification body, or worse yet, cause product or service failures. Of course, all audits are limited in their coverage due to the sampling involved.

Our auditors will arrange to review the appropriate documents in advance and be well prepared to carry out an efficient audit. We treat your employees with respect and focus on the business process being performed, not just the clauses of the standard. Our nonconformity reports identify the applicable requirements and clearly describe the objective evidence.

If you’re tired of pleading for internal auditors to be made available, or weary of coaxing people to be trained as auditors, or question the value of your current audit program, then please request a quote for our services.

To receive a quote, call Larry Whittington at 770-862-1766 , or send him a note: larry@whittingtonassociates.com.