The new ISO 19011:2018 guidelines for auditing management system has been released by International Organisation for Standardisation, thus further improving the way audit is conducted. It replaced the old ISO 19011:201I version.
The new auditing guidelines further explains the principles of auditing and managing an audit programme for a more effective audit. It contains detailed instruction on how to perform management system audits, with guidance on the evaluation of competence of auditors involved in the audit process.
This auditing guideline is applicable to all types of organizations that need to plan and conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit programme. Other types of audit can also use ISO 19011 as a guide provided that specific competence needed for the audit is given due consideration.
AGF Consulting Group just recently successfully conducted a comprehensive two days audit training and workshop based on the new auditing guidelines. This is part of the company’s commitment to continuously improve the management system it has designed and implemented with its valued clients.
Management systems typically follow a fundamental plan-do-check-act cycle. Through audit, organisations can check performance, measure results and analyse issues. This leads to a clearer selection of opportunities for improvement.
AGF Consulting Group is one of the leading training, consulting, and assessment firms in Southeast Asia region, working with clients on quality, environment, health and safety, information security, risk management, food safety, anti-bribery management systems. The company has client presence in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Philippines.