BS EN ISO 19011:2018 - Tracked Changes Guidelines for auditing management systems

BS EN ISO 19011:2018 - TC

Tracked Changes. Guidelines for auditing management systems

Status : Current   Published : July 2018


What is a tracked changes standard? 

A tracked changes version of a Standard indicates the changes made, during the standards revision process, between the active standard and its previous version. Additions, deletions, and other formatting and/or content revisions are clearly displayed as underlined and strikethrough texts, ensuring all changes made between the two documents are quickly and easily identified. This version of the standard includes both a copy of the new standard, along with a track changes version.

What is this standard about?

It provides guidance for any organization that wants to plan and conduct management systems audits or manage an audit programme.

Who is this standard for?

Organizations that use ISO management system standards (e.g. 9001, 14001, 45001, 27001, etc), from the very smallest to multi-national, multi-site global conglomerates. 

Why should you use this standard?

It provides guidance on auditing management systems and includes: 

  • The principles of auditing
  • Managing an audit programme
  • Conducting management system audits
  • Guidance on evaluating the competence of individuals involved in the audit process. This includes the individual(s) managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.

NOTE: It’s possible to apply this document to other types of audits as long as special consideration is given to the specific competence needed.

What’s changed since the last update?

 The main changes are:

  • Addition of the risk-based approach to the principles of auditing
  • Expansion of guidance on managing an audit programme, including audit programme risk
  • Expansion of the guidance on conducting an audit, particularly the section on audit planning
  • Expansion of the generic competence requirements for auditors
  • Adjusted terminology to reflect the process and not the object (thing)
  • Removal of the annex containing competence requirements for auditing specific management system disciplines (due to the large number of individual management system standards, it would not be practical to include competence requirements for all disciplines)
  • Expansion of Annex A to provide guidance on auditing (new) concepts such as organizational context, leadership and commitment, virtual audits, compliance and supply chain

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 19011:2018 - TC
TitleTracked Changes. Guidelines for auditing management systems
Publication Date05 July 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9000:2015, ISO Guide 73:2009, IEC 17021-1, ISO 9001
International RelationshipsEN ISO 19011:2018,ISO 19011:2018
Draft Superseded By17/30354834 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Quality auditing, Records (documents), Education, Performance, Auditors, Communication skills, Personnel, Documents, Research methods, Quality assurance systems, Management techniques, Quality assurance, Training
Title in FrenchLignes directrices pour l'audit des systèmes de management
Title in GermanLeitfaden zur Auditierung von Managementsystemen
ISBN978 0 539 03704 3
File Size3.996 MB

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