• 4 Key Steps on how to Conduct a Good Internal Audit

    7th January, 2016 | by Andrew Barham
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    4 Key Steps on how to Conduct a Good Internal Audit

    Are you looking at how to become an Internal Auditor? Check out our other post here: http://auditortraining.pwc.com.au/blog/become-internal-auditor/

    Many companies have their own internal auditors to help identify issues within their business –  mainly whether the business is compliant or not. But is the business making the most of the internal audit process? Does the internal auditor know how to conduct a good internal audit?

    We have compiled 4 key steps that we think an auditor should go through in order to conduct a good audit.

  • 7 reasons why you need to know ISO 9001:2015

    4th November, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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     We’ve put together a list of main reasons why you need to know ISO 9001:2015. Click through the presentation above, or the info is presented plain text below.

  • Risks, Controls, and Motorcycles

    28th October, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    Every year I fly to Adelaide to conduct an audit. I have done this for many years, however, this year I had a more time available and decided on a slight change. Those who know me, know I am an avid rider, so this year, I thought I’d ride down on my motorbike. What I didn’t realise was that it was going to be a good lesson on risk control.

  • Hazards – Are you missing the obvious?

    20th October, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    When it comes to identifying hazards and risks, it’s a good idea to work with an experienced group and include people both familiar with the work area, as well as ‘fresh eyes’ – those that aren’t familiar with the work. When we go through tasks regularly, it’s easy to be blind to the risks and hazards, as I will details below.

  • ISO 14001:2015 – What will your auditor be asking?

    30th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    With ISO 14001 having changed to 2015 version, what will auditors be looking for? What questions will they be asking?

      Generally, when something changes, that will be what the auditor is going to focus on; the vindictive auditor will try to catch you out, to show they know more than you, and make themselves look good. The professional environmental auditor will focus on the continual improvement approach and appreciate that management systems change and improve over time. Either way, to avoid non-conformities, you still need to be prepared. We’ve put together five key questions we think auditors will be asking, and we’ve also suggested how your environmental management system could address it. …and for you technical “system types” we’ve added some useful tips to make sure you are fully up to speed.  

  • Transition to ISO 9001:2015. What will the auditor ask?

    9th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    Generally, when something changes, that will be what the auditor is going to focus on; the vindictive auditor will try and catch you out, to show they know more than you, and make themselves look good. The professional auditor will focus on the continual improvement approach and appreciate that management systems change and improve over time.

  • The New ISO Standards

    19th August, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    Our training is ready to go…are you?

    The long wait is over, ISO has released the final drafts for both ISO 9001 Quality Management systems and IS0 14001 Environmental Management systems in line with the 10 clauses of the ISO high-level structure. Plus, Exemplar Global has now compiled and issued the performance criteria for training providers training in the new ISO standards.

  • The Positives and Pitfalls of Auditing Checklists

    25th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    Every auditing course you go on, every book you read about auditing, every standard that’s been written essentially all say the same thing ­– if you audit you should use a checklist! Now that’s all good and fine, but there are some things to be aware of. Here we’re going to explain the good and some of the pitfalls of checklists and then we will recommend some ways to address them.

  • Four key changes to the ISO standards.

    10th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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    Whilst there are many changes to the new standards for Quality, Environment and OHS management systems; ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. Here are four changes to the ISO standards which we think have the potential to create some real positive benefits.

  • What Makes a Good Auditor?

    4th May, 2015 | by PwC's Auditor Training & Certification
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    When it comes to being a good auditor it’s not all about Standards and tick sheets. It has everything to do with trust.

    If the organisation being audited doesn’t trust the auditor then the whole exercise is a lost cause. But how do you position yourself as a trustworthy auditor? Below are the dos and don’ts of making the right impression on your clients and employer.

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