Category Archives: ISO 19011 – Auditing

Internal Audits

Question Can the Management Representative be part of the internal auditor team? Answer Thank you for contacting ASQ’s Ask the Experts program.  Concerning your question, ISO 9001:2008, clause 8.2.2, only prohibits persons from auditing their own work.  So provided that … Continue reading

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Lead Auditor Qualification

Question My manager and I have a question about internal lead auditor and auditor qualification. As stated in section 8.2.2 of ISO9001:2008, “the organization shall conduct internal audits at planned intervals to determine whether the quality management system…” Our question … Continue reading

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Remote Auditing

Q: I am a consultant and I have helped a dozen of companies receive certification to ISO 9001-2008: Quality management systems–Requirements. A recent client requested a specific registrar that is different than the one I have used before. That registrar … Continue reading

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Scope of ISO 19011:2011

Q: During a quick review of a recently revised standard, ISO 19011:2011– Guidelines for auditing management systems, we noticed that it is shorter than ANSI/ISO/ASQ 19011S:2008. Also, we are wondering why there are no references to auditing the requirements in ANSI/ISO/ASQ … Continue reading

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Restructuring an Internal Auditing Program

Q: For the last 15 years, my company has employed a small cadre of full-time, dedicated safety management system auditors. A current proposal in our company is to recast those auditors as HES Superintendents under the supervision of an operations … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between ISO 9001 and ISO 19011?

Q: What is the difference between the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 19011:2011 literature on your web site? Please provide a detailed explanation and their use. A: I can see where the confusion might arise, as the numbers are very similar! … Continue reading

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AS9100 Rev. C document references

Q: My organization is getting ready for our registration audit to AS9100 Rev. C  — Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations.  There is a debate regarding procedures and the document references with those procedures.  If the procedure does not … Continue reading

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