Audits determine how successfully an organization’s policies, processes and procedures have been implemented and how AS9100 and other applicable QMS requirements are met.
Audits are ‘evidence-based’ which is a rational method for reaching reliable and reproducible conclusions on the ‘state-of-health’ of the QMS based on relevant objective evidence.
Audits must be carried out by a competent auditor or an audit team.
Internal Auditor – is an individual within the internal audit team who participate in the in-house audit processes. They can be engaged in one or more audit activities. Internal auditors must successfully complete a 2-day face-to-face course or a 16-hour e-Learning course.
TEC’s AS9100 (ASD) Internal Auditor Training Course is certified by Probitas Authentication
Lead Auditor – has overall responsibility for an audit program and can facilitate hassle-free audit processes from planning, to reporting its results, through to evaluating corrective actions. Lead auditors must successfully complete a 5-day face-to-face course and pass a 2-hour written exam.
TEC’s AS9100 (ASD) Lead Auditor Course is jointly certified by the CQI/IRCA and the IAQG
In particular, AS13100 mandates that auditors must be competent – trained and qualified as Aerospace Lead Auditors. The IAQG also mandate ‘baseline training’ for AAs and AEAs which involves passing a TPAB approved ASD Lead Auditor Course.
TEC also provide foundation and specialist auditing courses –
AS9100 Foundation (QMS)
Introduction to quality management and ISO 9001-based standards
APQP Auditing & Layered Process Auditing
Auditing conformity, performance and effectiveness
Effective corrective action for managers & process owners