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Internal Auditing Best Practices

This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria. There are no prerequisites for this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:

During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will:

  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 4.14) in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & NIST HB 143:2007;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a "desk audit," "functional audit," "technical audit," and "management system audit";
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.

Technology Requirement(s):

The Webcast will be streamed in medium bandwidth (350kbs), so viewers needed to have a constant connection during the webcast.

  1. Hardware and operating system configurations:
  • Windows XP (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Windows Vista (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Windows 7 or 8 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5x (Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Media players In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+ installed on your computer. Please visit http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to download the Flash Player.
  • Internet browsers In order to access the event, you must have either Microsoft Internet Explorer (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11) or Mozilla Firefox 3+ browser for Windows operating systems. For accessing events via Mac operating systems you must have Mozilla Firefox 3+ or Safari 4.x.
  • Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before: Test your connection: http://nist.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm et a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
  • Materials & Supplies:

    None.

    Prerequisite(s):

    There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

    Pre-Work:

    • Read: ISO/IEC 17025 (NIST HB 143) Section 4.14 Internal Auditing (http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/upload/hb143_2007_final.pdf).
    • Review your laboratory management system Audit policy (quality manual), procedure, and associated forms.
    • Review the most recent internal audit documentation (e.g., audit checklist and objective evidence).
    • Write a short essay describing specific challenges you (or your laboratory) have with operating an internal auditing system and/or specific questions that you hope to address by participating in this learning event.

    Pre-Work Deadline:

    Submit the pre-work to the instructor by COB on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

    Minimum Requirement(s):

    Successful Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and full participation in the session activities and discussion.

    Audience:

    Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the quality management system in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants. This webinar is also useful for administrative or management staff who help with conducting internal audits or review/monitor action items and their effectiveness resulting from internal audits.

    Cost:

    The current fee for webinars is $199 and confirmed participants will be provided a link to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

    Instructor(s):

    Elizabeth Gentry
    Office of Weights and Measures
    Phone: (301) 975 - 3690
    Email: elizabeth.gentry@nist.gov

    Sponsors

    NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

    Class No.
    5337

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Created December 12, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016