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Internal Auditor Training

Course Name: Principles of Internal Auditing

 

Duration:

1 day

Suitable for:

Staff members who hold responsibility for food safety, management, supervisors, QA and those wishing to improve inspection skills to conduct audits of internal management systems.

 

Benefits:

Build customer confidence that your internal audits are valid by showing they were carried out by competent staff with relevant training.

 

Course Content

  • What is an internal quality audit?
  • Audit types
  • Structured approach to internal auditing
  • Systems of quality management
  • Auditors requirements and conduct
  • Preparing for the audit
  • The check list
  • Good and bad reporting
  • Benefits and limitations of check lists
  • Making the arrangements for the audit
  • The opening meeting
  • Auditor interview skills
  • Attitude, environment and materials
  • Types of questions to ask and interview skills when dealing with staff
  • Non-verbal communications during audit interviews
  • Carrying out the audit
  • Collecting evidence
  • The audit trail
  • Examining records and documentation
  • Gathering objective evidence
  • Covert observations and intervention
  • Non-conformity scoring
  • Audit analysis
  • Non-conformity and corrective action reporting
  • The closing meeting purpose, agenda and agreement of corrective actions
  • Audit rating systems and final audit reporting
  • Team awareness and monitoring improvement
  • Following up corrective actions and root cause analysis
  • Verification of corrective actions and audit close out

Assessment:

Various practical exercises are undertaken throughout the day to ensure participation and full understanding.

 

Qualification:

Successful candidates will receive the HAND IN HAND® Attendance Certificate in the Principles of Internal Auditing.