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Audit Process

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Certification application and contract

If there is a certification application, customer supporting department shall secure the information needed for writing a quotation.

Use a questionnaire for this case.

Shall receive an official application from an applicant.

Contract

On-site audit observes the minimum audit days according to 'certification audit days and fee' procedure.

Pre-Audit

Implementation of pre-audit

Reconfirmation of audit scope

Review of QMS management and maintenance activies

The audit team leader shall mention the followings

Situation that may affect audit preparation or potential personnel problem

Schedule plan for audit preparation

The issued nonconformities and observations

Audit Preparation

The Certification Management Dept. Manager shall send the monthly audit schedule plan and/or the Audit Plan and the concerned auditor shall confirm the status of interests

Provided that the Manager does not have any interests with the audit team, the Manager shall send the audit plan to the client prior to 7 days and shall confirm whether receipt has been made and any appeal exists.

The Manager shall provide the list of audit team member. The period (7 days) shall be provided to oppose the appointment of a specific auditor or technical expert and to reorganize the audit team, when such an opposition is valid. When there is no appeal from the client, the stage 1 audit shall be conducted.

The audit team leader shall receive details required for audit from the person in charge of certification Management.

Stage 1 audit

Auditing client's management system documents.

The audit team leader shall verify whether the KMAR audit code recorded on the audit plan is suitable for audit scope, and whether the allocated team is equipped with adequate qualification.

The audit team leader shall consult external facilities where auditors may tour and visit during an audit.

Consult the provision of protection harness and health and safety issues that may affect the audit.

The findings in the stage 1 audit including the identification of concerns that may have a possibility to be categorized into nonconformity in the stage 2 audit shall be drawn up in the Document Review Results and shall be delivered to the client.

In case of not requiring the document system not documented in the audit-related standard, whether document is or not shall not be pointed out in the stage 1 audit.

Stage 2 audit

The followings shall be included

Information and evidence on conformity of all requirements of the concerned management system standard or other criteria documents

Performance monitoring, measuring and reviewing in comparison with major performance objectives, detailed objectives (In line with the expectations of the concerned management system or other criteria documents)

Client's management system and performances related to law compliance

Management of client process management

Internal audit and management review

Management policy on the client's policy Normative requirements, policy, performance objectives and detailed objectives, appropriate legal requirements, responsibility,

Competence of personnel, management, procedure, performance data and association of internal audit findings with conclusions.

Confirmation on the effectiveness of corrective action results of stage 1 audit.

Communication during the audit for information, audit process, importance risk, the collected audit evidence, activities, functions, restrictions.

Surveillance audit

The surveillance audit is a site audit, but there is no need to audit whole system, and shall be planned along with other surveillance activities in order for the certified management system to maintain confidence to continually meet requirements during the period between the recertification audits.

After the initial audit before the first recertification audit shall be conducted every 6 months.

After the recertification audit shall be 9 months.

The essential points may be reviewed;

Internal audit and management review

Corrective action taken for the nonconformities found in the previous audit

Complaints

Progress of planned activities aiming at continual improvement

Control of continual management

Review of changes

Use of mark

Corrective and preventive actions. Factors of selected standard

Special Audit

Scope change audit

Short notice audit(special Surveillance audit)

Recertification Audit

The recertification audit aims to continually confirm conformity and effectiveness of the management system, and continual relevance and applicability of the management system on certification scope.

Verification

The certification decision and certificate are issued after all the report of audit result shall be submitted to a relevan veto power. The veto power for providing the documents of additional procedure.

The veto power signs the approval if the review result is positive

Certification registration and certificate issue

Authorization of certification within 15 days after stage 2 audit.

In case a contract for use of the certificate and certification logo was made, the certificate with signature shall be sent to the client.

The effective period shall be 3 years from the date of certification authorization