Audits and checks
Audits and checks are important instruments for maintaining and continuously improving the management system implemented in the company. The concepts, implemented processes and implementations must be reviewed at regular intervals.
Analysis / Audits: The most important in a nutshell
- With an audit, specialists assess the status of the implementation of the implemented management system at a certain point in time.
- It is periodically to check whether the implemented basis (eg. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001) is implemented in the audited areas and processes and whether in the sense of continuous improvement appropriate activities are initiated.
- On the occasion of the conducted random sample, deviations from applicable legal bases are determined, as far as known and apparent.
Why are audits & checks needed?
There are several reasons why audits and analyses are necessary:
- Compliance: Audits and analyses help companies to ensure that they comply with applicable laws and regulations.
- Evidence: Audits and checks enable complete evidence of compliance with internal and external normative requirements.
- Risk management: Audits allow companies to identify and assess potential hazards and resulting risks.
- Efficiency improvement: Audits allow companies to examine their business processes and procedures. Improvements can also be identified.
- Transparency: Audits enable companies to demonstrate their performance and results and create transparency for the public, investors and other stakeholders.
- Decision support: Audits provide companies with important information that can help them make strategic decisions.
Legal basis Audits & Checks
In Switzerland, there are several legal regulations that are relevant for audits. These are the Auditing Regulations (RO), the Code of Obligations (OR), the Data Protection Act (DSG) and the Auditing Act (WPG). By means of audits, deviations from these legal foundations are investigated.
Where are audits/checks useful?
SBIS analyzes the status of your management system in the following areas:
- Occupational safety and health
- Fire protection
- Environmental protection and energy
- Process management
Who needs to deal with it?
In Switzerland, listed companies as well as financial institutions are required by law to conduct audits.
Apart from this, companies should voluntarily conduct audits and analyses to improve their company's efficiency and performance, to identify and manage risks, or to ensure their compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Who in the company is responsible for this?
How does SBIS support?
We conduct an audit in your organization according to the basis implemented at your site (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001). The system audit is supplemented by a spot check on site at your company or construction site.
The results are discussed together and you receive an audit report with photo documentation of the spot checks and detailed recommendations.
You benefit from this
In order to be able to identify weak points and potential for improvement, it is important that the audits are carried out by knowledgeable and trained persons.
Through our experience in consulting as well as freelance auditors of certification companies, we are very familiar with the requirements of the various normative bases. As external auditors, we also bring in a new perspective.
We provide you with inputs for continuous improvement and prepare a report that serves as evidence to certification companies, authorities, customers, employees, suppliers, investors and society.