Common failure modes, interesting I think.
4.5.4 Internal Audit…The schedules and audit plan are not being based upon the environmental significance of activities/products/services.
4.5.4 Internal Audit…Audits aren’t effective because they are not being done throughout the audit cycle, but during specific periods like the 2nd week of one specific month. This leaves the system to not be monitored at any other time (can lead to a 4.5.1 issue also)
4.4.2 Training, awareness, competence…numerous issues, i.e., Top management not provided training regarding their specific requirements; no evidence of auditor competence development; employee competence eveidence lacking; no verification of compentence of trainer’s; poor training planning and implementation; etc…a highly lacking clause when it comes to understanding what it entails.
4.4.1 Structure & responsibility…Top managements roles, responsibilities and authorities are not defined and documented; system wide authorities of personnel lack documentation and definition; little or no resource planning or documentation to support the requirement.
4.3.1 Environmental aspects…aspects and associated impacts of products/services are rarely defined; poor identifcation of future & emergency related impacts (“Have or can have”);
4.5.1 Monitoring and measurement…very little evidence of “evaluating” environmental compliance, I only see the inspection gibberish occuring.
4.5.2 Nonconformances and corrective and preventive actions…doesn’t happen. N/C’s are identified and corrections made, but Preventive measures do not occur. The primary cause is lack of undersatnding of the audit process and it’s importance to improvement. Probably one of the poorest implemented clauses of them all, and where the most value could actuallly be gained. Pitiful.
I’ll stop here.