We are delighted to present our latest report on ISO 19011: 2018 - Guidelines for auditing management systems.

This standard sets out guidance on all aspects of management systems audit including the principles of audit, managing an audit programme, conducting management system audits, and guidance on evaluating the competence of those involved in the audit process.

Our report, ISO 19011: 2018 - Understanding the International Standard, provides a plain-English interpretation of the standard, describes the revisions included in this latest edition, and discusses the implications for all those involved in the management systems audit process.

The revisions to ISO 19011 are significant and include an enhanced focus on risk-based auditing, which is included as a new principle of auditing as proposed by the CQI.

This report is essential reading for everyone affected by the audit of management systems in any discipline not just quality. It is invaluable CPD for all CQI members and IRCA auditors, their colleagues and business leaders. By reading our report on ISO 19011:2018, quality professionals will be in best position to support organisations through robust, best practice audit planning delivery and reporting. 

Members can download their free copy of the report, ISO 19011: 2018 - Understanding the International Standard in the link below.

Non-members can purchase their copy of the report, ISO 19011: 2018 - Understanding the International Standard from Amazon in the link below.

The CQI is grateful to Ideagen for their support in producing this report.