are significant differences between the two. External auditors focus on the conformance of systems within an organisation in relation to a specific standards like:
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
ISO 22001 Food Safety Management System
AS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
One of the requirements listed in all the above mentioned management systems standards is to conduct internal audits regularly in order ensure ongoing compliance with the management system standards and ensuring the implemented system is complying requirements outlined in the Manual, procedures and Work Instructions. To stay up to date with the requirements of the Management system standards, not only allow you to stay certified it will also ensure that you business is customer focussed, Pro actively manages OHS risks and Pro actively reduces its impact on the environment.
Internal audits , as the name reflects is conducted internally. The internal audits results are handed to the management for follow up in order to focus on continual Improvement. The internal audit has a wide reaching brief which considers anything which might be important to an organisation’s success.
If you need to have an internal audit of your Management systems, feel free to contact the Internal Auditing specialists at Anitech Consulting to assist you now.