How to prepare for a virtual audit during the COVID-19 outbreak

Article by Achilles

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, and in the interests of the safety of our customer and our staff, we have implemented an alternative audit procedure – a virtual audit process. This allows us to provide the audit service you expect without unnecessary risk to the people involved.

A virtual audit is just like the management systems element of our current audit products; however, it is carried out electronically through the use of a Skype or Microsoft Teams link sent by your Auditor. This link can also be shared with your colleagues who might be required to assist you during the audit process. Your Auditor will work his or her way through the audit protocol and ask you to share information on screen. When the audit is complete, we will upload the audit report onto the system, and you will have access to your report and certificate as you would normally.

We’ve been running virtual audits for several weeks now and we’ve had some great feedback so far:

  • I was quite apprehensive prior to the audit as the situation had change from a visit to online quite quickly. Despite this, it was quite straightforward, and I was guided through extremely well.
    – Verify B1 Supplier, Blackburn.
  • Just a courtesy note to say a big thank you for your due diligence and rigour shown during the Audit which was simplified by your professionalism and approach which made the whole process our pleasure and I look forward to future Audits involving yourself.
    – Verify B2 Supplier, London.

Watch the video below to learn how to prepare for a virtual audit.

If you still have questions, you can read through our comprehensive FAQs document – answering a number of commonly asked questions from our customers.

If you have any further questions on audits or anything else related to supplying products or general advice, don’t hesitate to contact us at our COVID-19 Help Desk, we’d be more than happy to help you.



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