In Reply to Parent Post by Talib_Audit
Standardised audit procedures, advantages and disadvantages...
Welcome to The Cove, Talib!
Which standard do you have in mind with this question?
I ask because the audit method may differ. Some standards, like ISO 14001 may be better served with a compliance audit method while others, like TS 16949, ask for a process audit method.
In any case, an audit procedure should talk about how often, reaction paths for nonconformances, logistics management, responsibilities and authorities, and proficiency requirements of audit staff if the requirements aren't stated elsewhere.
Such a structure is essentially the basis. How much else you say depends on what the standard you'd be registering to requires, how much you want to promise and how much detail you are willing to express.
I hope this helps!