Outsourcing Internal Audit

Outsourcing Internal Audit

Organisations aiming for an effective Management System, whether that being related to quality, environment, health & safety, information security or a combination of the 4, need to perform Internal Audits. They are used to find weak links in the system as well opportunities for improvements and feed it back to senior management. Risk management is usually high on a board’s agenda and internal audit is playing an important role in protecting the business against those risks and driving continual improvement.

Our internal auditors support clients meet the demands of maintaining an effective internal audit function. We provide highly qualified and experienced auditors which are registered auditors with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA). They are experienced within various industries and certified to conduct internal audits for standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 amongst others.

When to Consider Outsourcing Internal Audit

A lot of organisations decide on outsourcing internal audits and take advantage of the benefits it brings. Some of the scenarios where organisations could consider outsourcing internal audit are listed below.

  • The current internal audit program never detects any Nonconformities (NC’s) or opportunities for improvement (OFI’s).
  • There are no qualified or experienced resources available within the company to plan and conduct effective and value adding internal audits.
  • If a company want an impartial person reviewing their systems.
  • When it is more cost effective to get the know how through outsourced internal audit than bringing a new employee on board.

Advantages of Outsourcing Internal Audit

There are many advantages of outsourcing internal audits to an external partner such as EQMS. Some of the benefits gained from outsourcing are:

  • Access to specialist staff.
  • Avoiding cost of employing and training internal staff.
  • Maintaining impartiality during the audits.
  • A variable cost rather than a fixed cost.

Our Outsourced
Internal Audit Services

Our experienced audit team will review the issues your organisation is facing and
design a solution that meets your requirement and addresses the areas at risk.
Our outsourced internal audit services can include items such as:

  • Develop and fully manage your internal audit program in compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001.
  • Perform risk analysis to plan the internal audits based on risk.
  • Develop and deliver training for your internal audit team if applicable.
  • Provide additional resources to an existing audit function.
  • Environmental impact and awareness audits.
  • Health and Safety audits across your construction sites.

Outsourced Internal Audit Solutions

Our smallest solutions consist of one annual audit, covering all clauses within a given standard. This is only suitable for small companies and take approximately 3.5 effort days with preparation, audit and reporting.

Our largest solutions are for organisations with multiple sites. Here a range of audits are carried out across functions and locations on an annual basis. This often include several of the standards that needs to be considered as part of the audit criteria.

No matter your requirement, we can design internal audit solutions that meet your needs.Contact us for a free consultation and see how we can support your needs.

Just a Few of Our Clients

 Bellingham + Stanley
 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
 Elemental Microanalysis

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