Audit & Assessment Services

To meet the expanding demand for professional high-level integrity management system assessments brought about by the ever increasing emphasis on Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental management and Third Party Certification schemes, QMI Scotland Limited offers a full range of Audit and Assessment Services.

QMI are able to provide these services based on their extensive experience in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 Certification work undertaken on behalf of one of the world’s major international certification bodies.

All QMI Lead or Principal Auditors are registered under the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), administered by the Institute of Quality Assurance and have the combination of years of experience in the audit and assessment of management systems across a broad spectrum of industries and commerce. In addition, all of the QMI Lead or Principal Auditors have also achieved Chartered Status in relevant disciplines.

Vendor / Supplier Audits

QMI are able to undertake comprehensive audits of Sub-Contractors and Vendors across a wide range of disciplines including oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, project management, construction, consultancy and training, health care and many others.

QMI professionals have the ability to manage and track organisations’ audit processes. In conjunction with this role QMI can develop, maintain and improve your systems to ensure that the standards and your management systems operate and function to meet your requirements and demands.

Audits can be conducted on UK based organisations, internationally or off-shore where required.

Gap Analysis and System Development

When QMI are employed to develop systems for clients we will review and determine compliance of your existing System, Procedures and Process Management, through a Gap Analysis. This operation will determine the areas where further works are required to achieve and demonstrate compliance with the associated standard. QMI will then assist with your system development leading to you gaining certification.

Please note we are able to develop and progress systems, leading to IRCA approved certification, for clients either from initial stages or through further development of an existing system.

Pre-Certification “Mock” Assessments

For organisations approaching their assessment for certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and/or BS OHSAS 18001 Standards, QMI offers a pre-certification ‘mock’ assessment undertaken by our experienced assessors. The ‘mock’ assessment is designed to identify any ‘gaps’ in your systems and to resolve these issues prior to the official certification assessment. This can lead to substantial time and cost savings to your company and ensure your successful certification at the first attempt.

Our record is that all of our Clients have achieved certification to the Standards on the first attempt.

Internal Audit Support Package

QMI offers a comprehensive Internal Audit Support Package for organisations who do not have the trained resource or time to maintain their Internal Audit Programme. IRCA qualified Auditors will prepare, maintain and undertake your Internal Audits as in accordance with your Schedule and prepare resulting detailed Audit and Non-Conformity Reports.

Our Auditors will also assist and track the process through the correction establishment and remedial action agreement stages, determination of the Corrective and Preventive actions (where required) leading to the resolution of the issues and resulting close out of the audit findings. Assistance can also be provided in the monitoring of the effectiveness of the measures instigated to resolve areas of concern.

Project Assurance

A developing aspect of our audit and assessment services is our Project Assurance services. These services offer major Clients, Consultants and Contractors the benefits of our qualified and experienced auditors to independently monitor and report on their performance and compliance with agreed Project Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental requirements.