This page provides a brief overview of ISO 19011 2011 Annex B.1.
audits use a variety of
1. Onsite audit methods
1.1. Auditors interact directly with auditees
1.1.1. Carry out face-to-face interviews.
1.1.2. Collect samples with auditee participation.
1.1.3. Review documents with auditee participation.
1.1.4. Complete checklists with auditee assistance.
1.1.5. Fill out questionnaires with auditee assistance.
1.2. Auditors directly examine auditee systems
1.2.1. Review documents without auditee assistance.
1.2.2. Conduct onsite visits without auditee participation.
1.2.3. Complete checklists without auditee assistance.
1.2.4. Analyze information without auditee assistance.
1.2.5. Collect samples without auditee participation.
1.2.6. Observe work without auditee assistance.
2. Remote audit methods
2.1. Auditors remotely interact with auditees
2.1.1. Carry out long distance interviews.
2.1.2. Complete checklists with auditee help.
2.1.3. Fill out questionnaires with auditee help.
2.1.4. Review documents with auditee participation.
2.2. Auditors remotely examine auditee systems
2.2.1. Review documents without auditee assistance.
2.2.2. Analyze information without auditee assistance.
2.2.3. Observe work without auditee assistance.
Which audit methods you use will depend on your
ISO 19011 expects
either audit program managers or audit team
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