In choosing your auditor, trust is of the essence, and the conviction that such audits add value to your company.
The advantage of utilizing your own auditors is, of course, their in-depth knowledge of the company and hence their ability to examine areas and contexts that have shown a need for review and possible improvement.
The risk is the inability to review one’s own area of work or one’s immediate superiors; not seeing the forest for the trees, so to speak; and fearing for the advancement of one’s own career when pointing out the boss’ failings to comply with specified procedures.
By utilizing certified, external auditors, you will be able to draw on their knowledge of other ways to perform the procedures, so the process of reviewing also yields suggestions for possible optimizations. It is also possible to have the same external auditor review your company on a regular basis, yielding a deeper level of insight and hence a more thorough audit.
Unfortunately, the added value from such “same old” auditors may also decrease over time, as the recurring reviews can become a matter of habit and may cause the auditor to always look in the same places and to become apprehensive about addressing non-conformances.
So whichever type you choose, it will always be recommendable to make a change once in a while: Fresh eyes often spot new issues from new angles.
Apart from the need for fresh eyes and independence, a company may from time to time need additional auditor resources just to comply with the audit plan for the year. Medicologic’s auditors will be able to help the company out. Our auditors are available at short notice and ready for audit assignments in Denmark and abroad
Medicologic can help you through the audit process.
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