5th February, 2016 | by Andrew Barham
Why would you want to be an auditor?
What on earth possesses people to be an auditor? Why would you want to be seen as boring and dull? You sit there with your glasses perched on the end of your nose reading through reams and reams of paper, trying to find the one little bit that’s not quite as it should be, just so you can catch them out. The only time you see an auditor smile is when they find somebody has done something wrong.
Well, if that is your perception of being an auditor you’ve got it all wrong. It’s a great job.
7th January, 2016 | by Andrew Barham
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.
4th November, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
28th October, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
20th October, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
30th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
9th September, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
19th August, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
25th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.
10th June, 2015 | by Andrew Barham
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.