A requirement of ISO 9001 is that regular internal audits are performed at planned intervals to identify areas of the Quality Management System (QMS) that do not meet the requirements of ISO 9001 as well as opportunities for improvement to continually ensure that the QMS remains effective and suitable to the needs of the organisation.

EQS provides this service where consultants perform internal audits or assessment audits with an independent and objective perspective. Once audits are completed, feedback is given by the consultants regarding the results of the audit and an audit report is written with details of the findings and improvement opportunities observed during the audit.

Follow-up audits can also be conducted if required, to verify the effectiveness of the actions taken to resolve findings recorded during previous audits.

Audits can also be performed on behalf of an organisation on their existing suppliers or when selecting new suppliers.