6 Quick Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Audits

Posted by Zosi Team on Jun 29, 2021 8:57:14 AM
Zosi Team

The best way to stay compliant is to conduct an internal audit. Below are Zosi’s tips for conducting an effective internal audit:

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Do what you say, say what you do. Then prove it!
Have detailed monitoring activities.
Verify those activities follow documented procedures.
Validate programs are effectively controlling hazards
 
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Be tough on yourself.
You know your strengths and weaknesses.
Challenge yourself to be better prepared for certification or regulatory audits.
 
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Don't be complacent.
Challenge your systems with a robust internal auditing process.
Improve your programs by completing corrective actions.
 
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Use multifunctional audit team members.
Have varied but complementary skills on your team.
Include skills that contribute to the specific objectives of the organization.
This ensures you have auditors who…
  • Aren’t auditing their own work.
  • Have knowledge of the process being audited and can challenge it.
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Use risk-based frequencies.
Base monitoring frequency on risks associated with the audited programs.
Audits may be weekly, monthly, or even annually.
 
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Trust but verify.
Conduct business by trusting your employees.
Ensure employees understand their duties.
Remind them that everyone is responsible for a safe and legal product.
 
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