The Benefits of Remote Auditing
Audits are a complicated and prolonged process that can take an immense deal of time and effort to yield a productive result. There has been a while since the world dynamics have witnessed a change in the working conditions due to covid-19, welcoming a great deal of remote working styles. The concept of remote auditing has nurtured and become a common one in recent times. The exclusive approach has been of tremendous results to the auditors and the clients that they have declared the ‘remote auditing concept’ a life saver. Keeping in mind the benefits of remote audits, a brief introduction to remote auditing and benefits is given below.
What is Remote Auditing?
Remote auditing is one of the audit methods explained in ISO 9001. It refers to a method of using ICT to collect relevant information, documents, inputs, outputs, risks, opportunities and flexibility that lies in the method dependent on remote working conditions.
Benefits of Remote Auditing
The approach of remote auditing is highly recommended by ISO consultants and ISO audit trainers as the approach comes with a number of benefits that might suit your company and professional requirements producing results greater than expected.
Remote auditing improves the overall efficiency of the audit as the travelling gets reduced, surety of competent audit teams is achieved and a better insight to number of sites and various is grasped.
Increased reach and performance
The idea maintains the continuity of business operations and tasks under unfavorable conditions if any occurred.
Heightened engagement of the client
There are heightened levels of engagement and ownership from the client in the auditing process, for example. by showing the assessor around the site physically (by remote links and/or videos) and explaining the process. In many ways, by following this process, the client understands more fully what an external audit is looking for during the site visits.
Suitability of working environment
The remote audit process can provide the auditor a calm and quiet environment to review documentation and other paper work without any distraction of other site/office activities.
Improved internal communication
The preference of opting remote auditing by ISO audit trainers is majorly due to the flexible and cooperative communication. Increased online meetings will help your business to improve internal communication and bonding between the employees.
How can you implement remote auditing?
Remote learning can be implemented once you get completely equipped and well-versed through all the areas it covers. You can get an expertise achieved by getting certified through the ISO 9001 certification. You will also require some diligent planning to conduct a remote audit smoothly. Here are some of the key hacks that can lead to a successful remote audit.
- Plan the audit with expert consultancy, for example, ISO consultants and audit trainers.
- Set up the required tools to connect.
- Plan the audit meetings,
- Review all the documentation
- Plan for information security and breaks
The following hacks can help you conduct a remote audit without any hassle leading to a better outcome. Don’t miss the pre-planning of the audit and be ready for all the consequences.