I have a question - My company was recently purchased and I have been fortunate enough to be retained - The new company was not previously certified to ISO 9001:2000 but has made the decision to retain the certification. My job going forward is to get us through our scheduled recertification audits and transition everything over to the new company (in process now) - and then to implement RC14001 (will integrate) immediatley following. My question is this. They already conduct seperate audits such as:
Safety Dept - Safety Audits
Loss Prevention - Claims Dept
Operations Audits - Industrial Engineers
I am trying to come up with some creative ideas for internal auditing programs as there are over 150 facilities scattered throughout the country. I have already received authorization to train the current staff conducting the above audits to be qms auditors as welll - I think I just need to pull the above together as one audit and fill in the gaps…
My concern is the time frame for auditing 150 sites over a one year period - Wondering what type of concern anyone one would see if designed this to happen over a three year certification period?
I will say - the processes are consistent throughout - compliance to those processes and opportunties for improvements would be main objectives - would it be feasible to set up the audit program to sample so many sites within a specfic region as opposed to individual sites?
Just looking for opinions…thoughts…