Quality Progress - March 2017 - 52


How to Audit ISO 9001:2015:
A Handbook for Auditors
CHAD KYMAL ❚ ASQ QUALITY PRESS ❚ 2016 ❚
156 PP. ❚ $36 MEMBER, $60 LIST (BOOK)

This book is intended to help auditors
understand the ISO 9001:2015 standard
and successfully perform audits to this
standard. It integrates two different types
of audit strategies-conformance audits
and performance audits-into one integrated approach: process audits.
The book is organized into four

chapters. The first chapter is extremely
useful because it provides a detailed
explanation of various aspects of the ISO
9001:2015 standard and where appropriate, relates it to the older versions of
the standard to clearly bring out what
has changed in the newer standard. It
discusses the requirements of the newer
standard from the perspective of becoming process focused.
In the second chapter, the auditing
strategy for ISO 9001:2015 is discussed.
The topics covered include document
review or a documented information review
and audit planning, details of conducting
an audit, audit trails and audit approach,
and a detailed discussion on conducting
a process performance audit. Examples
of forms such as the risk sampling sheet,
quality objectives sampling sheet, and the
process analysis worksheet enable the
reader to translate the theory into action
items immediately.
The third chapter dives deeper into
conducting a stage one audit for ISO
9001:2015. The minimum requirements for
a stage one audit, which include document
review, performance analysis, audit plan,
feasibility review and process analysis, are
discussed in detail. The sequences and

interactions with the process are discussed.
Chapter four discusses on-site audits.
There are relevant discussions pertaining to the auditing of remote supporting
functions, opening and closing meetings,
conducting facility tours and auditing organizational processes. There is a section that
covers how to evaluate root cause analysis
and systemic corrective actions.
The book contains several appendixes
with useful information such as an introduction to the process focus, writing the
assessment report for stage one, and
writing the confidential assessment report
for stage two. The author uses pictorial
representations-such as diagrams, process
maps, flow diagrams, sampling sheets and
examples of forms throughout the book-to
help the reader understand the concepts
from various perspectives. This is a useful
feature of the book because these forms
can be photocopied and used as templates
to perform audits, which can simplify the
auditing process and reduce workload.
Considering the book's features, it is no
exaggeration to say that this is a must-read
for all newcomers to the auditing profession.
It will also serve as a valuable resource for
ASQ certification exams.
-Rangarajan Parthasarathy, Harvard, IL

Additions to your quality library

Footnotes
The ISO 14001:2015 Implementation Handbook:
Using the Process Approach to Build an
Environmental Management System
MILTON P. DENTCH ❚ ASQ QUALITY PRESS ❚ 2016 ❚ 132 PP. ❚ $30
MEMBER, $50 LIST (BOOK AND CD-ROM)

This book provides guidance in building an organization's
environmental management system (EMS) and linking the EMS
to the requirements of the new version of ISO 14001 to support
third-party certification. Included in the text are best practices
and common pitfalls that the author has encountered when
auditing various organizations.
For organizations with an EMS certified to ISO 14001:2004,

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the book highlights and explains
what is needed to satisfy ISO
14001:2015. Included in the book is
also a CD-ROM with comprehensive check sheets to be used when
auditing an EMS's conformance to
ISO 14001:2015.
As a whole, I really like this book. It is well structured, easy to
read, contains many helpful real-life examples and a lot of hints
to support the creation of a supporting EMS. The book also
discusses how an organization can use the EMS to control and
improve its environmental performance.
-Bengt Klefsjö, Sweden


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