Remote audits may be considered at any stage of the certification process. Here are the three simple steps involved in your BSI Remote Audit.
Step 1: Planning
From the beginning we will work together to get the right audit approach for you. We will discuss the proposed approach, taking into consideration scheme specific requirements and your technology infrastructure, to ensure we can deliver an effective audit.
Once our approach is confirmed, we’ll schedule a date and our audit team leader will start the detailed audit planning process with you. This includes agreeing the technology and audit methods used and confirming the final audit plan.
Step 2: Conducting the remote audit
A successful remote audit relies on adequate connectivity (i.e. voice and video) to ensure the communication between you and the auditor is stable.
Once your connection is up and running, audit evidence will be collected via interview, review of documentation and records (via screen sharing) and observation of processes and activities (via video sharing if possible). All evidence will be reviewed and reported to support the audit findings and conclusions – the only difference is it will be done using remote techniques.
Step 3: Audit reporting
In addition to a standard on-site audit report, remote audit reports will also include details about the remote auditing methods that have been used and will clarify the effectiveness of the audit in achieving the stated objectives.