Before discussing the importance of ISO 9001 lead auditor training, let’s just remind ourselves what this particular standard is all about.
ISO 9001 certification will give your organisation the quality systems needed to provide the foundation to better customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.
It is suitable for all sizes and types of organisations and will help your organisation to improve management processes to compete locally and/or globally.
Developing practical auditing skills
A QMS ISO 9001 lead auditor course is ideal for those interested in conducting first-party, second-party and third-party audits, quality directors, management representatives, managers, engineers and consultants.
ISO 9001 lead auditor training covers all aspects of the ISO 9001 quality management system before helping staff develop practical auditing skills.
Using theory, practical skills and role-playing, training covers everything from an introduction to auditing management systems to focusing on the skills required for auditing.
An ISO 9001 lead auditor needs to know a great many things, including the standards themselves; the audit process; communication skills; the roles, responsibilities and skills of an auditor; how to plan audits and review documentation, auditor techniques and process-based auditing and sampling.
Choose professional, experienced consultants
For this reason it is crucial to find a QMS ISO 9001 lead auditor course that is delivered by professional, experienced consultants, who have knowledge across a wide range of industries.
Choose a provider whose courses are recognised, and whose history of certification is first-rate. Your ISO 9001 lead auditor training also needs to be customised to your company’s needs and goals.
The role of the ISO 9001 lead auditor is increasingly important given the 2015 revision of the standard, which places a stronger focus on risk management and customer satisfaction; a new structure to align management systems standards; more emphasis on leadership and commitment; fewer prescriptive requirements, and more requirements on communication and strategic alignment.