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ISO 9001 Audit Checklists

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What is an ISO Audit?

An ISO Audit is an official assessment sanctioned by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to determine if a company fulfills a set criteria, usually for developing a product, or rendering a service. An ISO certification gives merit to companies, and protects consumers by ensuring that international safety, reliability, and quality standards are met.

ISO 9001 Audit Checklists

ISO 9001 Internal Audit Checklists can help assess the effectiveness of an organization’s Quality Management System (QMS) and the achievement of ISO 9001 certification requirements. Internal audit checklists are great tools to help implement a QMS and prepare for a third party ISO 9001:2015 certification audit. Learn more about ISO 9001 and QMS in our beginner’s guide.

ISO 9001:2015 vs ISO 9001:2008 Checklists

ISO 9001:2015 was intended to focus on the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) management method. Therefore these checklists are structured in that format. The purpose of this was to mitigate against complacency but giving momentum to continuous improvements in quality management systems.

Furthermore ISO 9001:2015 focuses on risk-based thinking rather than preventative measures. Therefore the checklists reflect this by focusing on analyzing situations that are specific to your organization and deciding individual actions based on that risk analysis. This ensures that potential risks can be identified and acted on accordingly, long before preventative measures become apparent.

Get started with this ISO 9001:2015 Gap Analysis and Internal Audit Checklist built using iAuditor – the world’s number #1 inspection software platform. Use iAuditor to assess your organization’s QMS and take note of gaps and areas of improvement, and assign actions to appropriate departments.


Erick Brent Francisco

SafetyCulture staff writer

As a staff writer for SafetyCulture, Erick is interested in learning and sharing how technology can improve work processes and workplace safety. Prior to SafetyCulture, Erick worked in logistics, banking and financial services, and retail.