Auditor Guidance Documents

Introduction to the ISO 9001 Auditing Practices Group

It has developed a number of guidance papers and presentations that contain ideas, examples and explanations about the auditing of QMSs. These reflect the process-based approach that is essential for auditing the requirements of ISO 9001 Quality management systems - Requirements.

The guidance is primarily aimed at QMS auditors, consultants and quality practitioners, but is not definitive.  The papers and presentations reflect a number of different views in QMS auditing. As such, their content may not always be consistent.  It is not intended that the guidance will be used as specified requirements, an industry benchmark, or as criteria that all QMS auditors, consultants or practitioners have to follow.

Feedback from users will be used by the ISO 9001 Auditing Practices Group to determine whether additional guidance documents should be developed, or if these current ones should be revised.

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