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The purpose of Kellerman Consulting’s internal audit video series is to define and explain how to set up an internal audit system, as well as the basics of performing an internal audit.
Since internal auditing can be performed by any type of organization, this series will be useful for anyone interested in the concepts of internal auditing within a quality or food safety management system.
As part of this series we are going to examine what an internal audit is, what organizations should perform internal audits, how to properly and effectively perform an internal audit, and how to use the results of those internal audits to evaluate and improve the safety or quality management system.
Episode 1: What An Internal Audit Is and Why You Should Perform Them
As an introduction to this video series, we examine what an internal audit is, what organizations should perform internal audits, how to properly and effectively perform an internal audit, and how to use the results of those internal audits to evaluate and improve the safety or quality management system.
Episode 2: Setting up an Internal Audit
In the second episode of the internal audit video series, we review the most important aspects of internal auditing, all of which occur prior to performing the internal audit. Planning and preparation must occur prior to any internal audit in order to have a successful outcome.
Episode 3: Performing the Audit
During this episode we discuss how to perform the internal audit and best approaches during the audit to help achieve a successful outcome. A successful outcome of an internal audit does not mean that the organization passes the audit, but rather that the audit accurately reflects the state of the organization at the time of the audit.
Episode 4: Corrective and Preventive Actions for Audits
During this episode we discuss how to properly address non-conformances or opportunities for improvements discovered over the course of an internal audit. Corrective actions and preventive actions as a result of internal audits are a special circumstance and require a special review.
Episode 5: Software Solutions for Internal Audits
When we look at the role software plays in auditing in the fifth episode of Kellerman Consulting’s internal audit video series, we are going to be focusing on the audit method, since this is where software provides the biggest benefit, as well as the biggest challenges.
Episode 6: Internal Auditing in Quality and Safety Certification Programs
In the final episode of this video series, we focus on the Quality Management System and GFSI requirements for internal auditing. ISO 9001 and GFSI programs operate on many similar programs and these schemes have a requirement to internal audit the program as part of yearly activities.
Download the free Internal Audit Readiness Checklist in order to properly prepare and organize your team prior to your internal audit. Use your free Internal audit template during your Internal Audit to help document your findings.
Internal Audit Readiness Checklist
Download your internal audit readiness checklist to help you plan for your internal audit. This document outlines the key steps that you don’t want to miss.
Internal Audit Template
Use this free internal audit template to document your findings during your internal audit. Customize this template with the appropriate audit criteria to prepare for your internal audit.