The lead auditors are the ones who control at least one of the management systems, whether the system is managed in accordance with the requirements and continuous improvement and reports this to the certification body to which it belongs.
The lead auditors may work in a certification body or provide individual consultancy services. Or they can work in any organization as the administrator of the relevant system.
head auditor for they can only supervise the standard they are trained in. Separately for each management system lead auditor trainings must be taken. The aim of these trainings is to develop knowledge and skills about the supervision of the management systems established by organizations in their enterprises. Therefore, the participants should have basic knowledge about the relevant management systems standard. Trainings are given on average five days, 40 hours.
Participants who follow the lead auditor trainings without interruption and make evaluations within the program are subjected to an exam at the end of the training. In case of success in this exam, IRCA approved Certificate of Achievement It is given. Participants who have attended the training but failed the exam will only receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The program of the lead auditor trainings is almost as follows:
- The first day focuses on the subject and requirements of the audit. Relevant national and international regulations, assessment criteria, various management systems, principles and information about the ISO 9000 standard family are provided.
- On the second day, the activities to be performed before the audit work are emphasized. The importance of the process structure, the structure of the Quality Management System, the characteristics and responsibilities of the auditors, the importance of the audit system, planning, team formation, system documentation and pre-audit issues are conveyed.
- The third day focuses on how the audit activity will be carried out. Information about control question lists, opening meeting and conducting the audit is transmitted.
- On the fourth day, the activities to be carried out after the audit work are emphasized. Information on the assessment and grading of nonconformities, closing meeting, recording of the audit and corrective action and follow-up.
- On the fifth day, the training is reviewed, information about the audit infrastructure is passed and the exam is conducted.
In general, organizations prefer an experienced internal auditor to an inexperienced lead auditor. Therefore lead In order to really believe it and need to give heart. It will be a great advantage for those who have received internal audit trainings related to the standard to be audited or those who have conducted a study in this field to receive the lead auditor training and have the lead auditor certificate.
In the meantime, people who want to be the lead auditor should have the following features:
- To be disciplined and systematic
- Active questions and listening
- To give importance to spelling rules
- To be responsible for approaching the business with seriousness
- To be able to look at problems from cause and effect relationship window
- Use time efficiently
- Not having a travel barrier
- To be presentable
In addition to its certification activities, TÜRCERT also provides training services in various management systems. In this respect, trainers are given lead auditors for those who want to be lead auditors, and IRCA approved Auditor Certificate is given to the successful participants after the exam.