The Internal Auditing Pocket Guide, Second Edition: Preparing, Performing, Reporting, and Follow-up

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ASQ Quality Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
This best-seller pocket guide prepares auditors to conduct internal audits against quality, environmental, safety, and other audit criteria. This handy pocket guide covers all the steps necessary to complete an internal audit, from assignment to follow-up. New and updated chapters reflect new techniques to address vogue requirements, more illustrations and examples, ISO 19011 thinking, and verification of auditee follow-up actions. This condensed, easy-to-read book is a valuable resource and great tool for training others on how to perform an internal audit. It is appropriate for those who have no prior knowledge of audit principles or techniques.

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Welcome to Auditing
Getting the Assignment
Audit Process Inputs Purpose and Scope
Preparing for the Audit
Identifying Requirements and Planning
Desk Audit and Audit Strategies
Beginning the Audit
Data Collection
Example Meeting Agenda and Record
Example Interview Schedule
Example Checklist Page
Audit Time Considerations
Example Notification Letter
Popular Performance Standards
Example Audit Nonconformities
Auditor Code of Conduct

Techniques to Improve Effectiveness and Address Vague Requirements
Analyzing the Results
Audit FollowUp Corrective Action and Closure
Example Audit Plan
Example Work Order
Example CorrectivePreventive Action Request
Corrective Action Checklist
20 Basic Audit Principles

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About the author (2007)

J. P. Russell is a trainer and instructional designer for QualilyWBT Center for Education, which provides training for ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, auditing, FMEA, customer satisfaction, and other professional development subjects.

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