A Remote Audit is the process by which a QMS Auditor can conduct your annual surveillance audit offsite, using email and other resources to view and audit the necessary documentation.
A Remote audit is available to any certified organisation entering their second year of certification.
It is recommended that Remote Audits are booked, no more than once every two years and they should only be arranged if the preceding audit was awarded either a grade 1 or 2 pass (please refer to the audit report).
Clients that received a grade 3 Audit in the preceding year are recommended to arrange an onsite surveillance audit. This is because the auditor will be able to provide you with advice and guidance on those areas that require rectification or improvement.
If you are unsure what evidence to supply, please contact the Remote Audit Department by calling 01603 967753. Alternatively, we have included a few examples below, all of which can be found in the Template Suite within your Launchpad account.
In order to successfully complete the surveillance audit via our remote audit process, the following actions will need to take place:
If you fail to supply evidence in the set period or the evidence you supply does not meet the requirements of ISO 14001 : 2015, you will be notified and allocated a rectification period. If, after this period, you still fail to meet the requirements of the Standard your ISO Certification will be suspended and the IRQAO register updated to show this. It is important to note that a certificate suspension can impact on your reputation and reduce the probability of success on any existing tender applications.
Should you require assistance in completing your Remote Audit or would like to speak with a member of the Remote Audit team please call 01603 967753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.