The Covid-19 pandemic has launched a proliferation of remoting auditing activity. The need to continue to conduct certification assessments, monitor suppliers and perform internal audits has catapulted the practice into the forefront of audit community dialogue. The challenge presented by 2020 COVID19 requires us to balance the need to maintain the integrity of the audit process against the need to protect individuals and communities from the transmission of a deadly virus. What we’ve learned in the last 6 months is that if we manage the risks appropriately we can not only achieve the audit objectives, we may actually experience benefits. This presentation will discuss the risks and benefits of remote auditing, tips for planning and conducting the audits and considerations for follow-up.
Denise Robitaille has been a lead assessor for over 25 years. Her experience in auditing has run the gamut from internal audits to supplier audits to 3rd party conformity assessments. Her work has spanned a variety of industries and disciplines. Over the years, Denise has trained hundreds of auditors.
She has authored over a dozen books – 2 of them related to auditing. She is certified Lead Assessor and an ASQ Fellow.
She has participated internationally in standards development for over 18 years and is chair of PC302 – the project committee that revised ISO 19011.