Published on Nov 11, 2014
Andy, the auditor, lets you in on a secret in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.
I know companies where internal auditors do audit their own work or, at least, the work of close colleagues – and the external auditors as well as the accreditation authoritiy knows about it. That’s how the audit business can be run in Germany. The auditors keep covering up the nonconformities of the work of their department.
They did not comply with ISO 9001:2008 which demanded that auditors do not audit their own work. How does the ISO deal with that? ISO 9001:2015 makes incestous audits more enjoyable: “The organization shall select auditors and conduct audits to ensure objectivity and impartiality of the audit process”. That is more difficult to measure. It can be measured by auditors who audit their own work. The incestous auditors will find ways to be happy with their work or the work of their close colleagues. ISO 45001 probably will inherit this disease. Who audits these auditors?
See also: https://www.google.com/search?q=”ISO+9001:2015″+”ISO+19011″+”impartial”