At Safety Forward our ISO Auditors and Quality Manager Trainers have been providing Management System Audits services to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK to ensure organisations have the tools to get and stay certified.

The purpose of an internal audit is to assess the effectiveness of your organisation’s quality management system and your organisation’s overall performance. Your internal audits demonstrate compliance with your ‘planned arrangements’, e.g. the Quality Management System (QMS) and how its’ processes are implemented and maintained.

We can also carry out Supplier Audits. These are performed on the systems and processes of any suppliers or contractors that an organisation works with. We look at how the suppliers are working to determine if they are doing what they say they are.

Although usually supplier audits are carried out by your business, however it is acceptable for a third party like Safety Forward to visit and carry out these audits on your behalf.

ISO 9001 Quality Management

ISO 9001 Audit Checklists can help assess the effectiveness of an organisation’s Quality Management System (QMS) and the achievement of ISO 9001 certification requirements. Internal audit checklists are great tools to help implement a QMS and prepare for a third party ISO 9001:2015 certification audit.

We will carry out a thorough audit including the following areas:

  • Understanding of the organisation and its context
  • Quality management system and its processes
  • Leadership and commitment
  • Customer focus
  • Quality policy
  • Organisational roles, responsibility and authorities
  • Planning for the quality management system
  • Support and resources
  • Operational planning and control
  • Determination of requirements for products and services
  • Design and development of products and services
  • Production and service provision
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 Audit Checklists can help assess the effectiveness of your organisation’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and the achievement of ISO 14001 certification requirements. Internal audit checklists are great tools to help implement an EMS and prepare for a third party ISO 14001:2015 certification audit.

We will carry out a thorough audit of the EMS including:
  • Context of the organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement
Particulars of the audit will include:
  • Waste management
  • Handling and storage
  • Soil and groundwater protection
  • Noise control
  • Resource consumption
  • Other environmental impacts
  • Other issues
  • Supply chain impact
  • Environmental aspects identification
  • Multiple sites

ISO 45001

ISO 45001 is applicable to all organisations, regardless of size, industry or nature of business. It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management processes and follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

ISO 45001 was developed with consideration of other related standards, such as OHSAS 18001, Occupational health and safety management, the International Labour Organization’s ILO-OSH 2001 guidelines and various national standards, and is consistent with the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions.

We will carry out a thorough audit including the following areas:

  • Understanding the organisation and its context
  • Understanding the needs and expectations of workers and other interested parties
  • Determining the scope of the OH&S management system
  • OHS&S Management Systems
  • Leadership & commitment
  • OH&S Policy
  • Organisational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Consultation of workers
  • Planning – risks and opportunities
  • Hazards identification
  • Assessment of OH&S risks
  • Assessment of OH&S opportunities
  • Determination of legal requirements
  • Planning action
  • OH&S objectives and planning to achieve them
  • Resources
  • Competence
  • Awareness
  • Communication – Internal and External
  • Documented information
  • Operational planning and control
  • Management of change
  • Procurement
  • Emergency preparation and response
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Evaluation of compliance
  • Internal audit programme
  • Management review
  • Improvement programme – identifying and implementing
  • Incident, nonconformity and corrective action
  • Continual improvement

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