A caveat to this audit process is that it can only be applied to re-audits that have no known complications. First time audits, audits following major incident or accident events will require the conventional ‘Face to Face’ on-site audit process. The process is applicable to onshore service providers and also to offshore environments – specifically to high risk and inaccessible remote areas.
The revised audit scope includes opening/closing meetings, documentation review assessment, facilities inspection, remote interviews, maintenance facility examination and an aircraft inspection, all conducted remotely via video conferencing technologies of Zoom, GoToMeeting, WhatsApp, Skype, or Microsoft Teams.
Systems and records related to the audit (e.g. training records, maintenance tracking system, maintenance controls and records, compliance monitoring, SMS records including hazard reports, Internal Evaluation/Audit and Management of Change records, SPI monitoring records, etc.) must be accessible and available for demonstration to the Auditors either via electronic sharing, or via video conferencing (sharing screen or showing hard copy records).
The process includes a preliminary pre-audit questionnaire and documentation request, pre-advised remote audit planner containing meeting links for relevant responsible persons to Opening/Closing meetings, operations and maintenance facility inspections, remote interviews and an agreement on method and scheduling of documentation review.
Clients benefit from accelerated planning and completion times, and the added advantage of client participation in the audit, even if it only involves the Opening and Closing meetings.
Cost and logistical planning advantages are significant as there will be no travel or accommodation costs incurred.
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