God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr)

Quality Audits

Quality audit is the process of systematic examination of a quality system carried out by an internal or external quality auditor or an audit team. It is an important part of organization's quality management system and is a key element in the ISO quality system standard, ISO 9001 (Wikipedia).

A quality audit is a systematic and independent examination to determine whether quality activities and related results comply with planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve objectives (ANSI/ISO/ASQC A8402-1-1994).

An audit may be classified as internal or external, depending on the interrelationships that exist among the participants.

Types of audits

Other types of 'audits'

Items Used in Audits