In Reply to Parent Post by Bev D
...You can also independently review their findings: are they well documented? are they true nonconformances or are they their agenda/opinion? Are they trivial or meaty? ...
In my auditor training, I recommend this should be a regular occurance. The Process Owner of Internal Auditing should review the findings of every audit WITH the audit team, before they are written as CA's.
I find that is a very effective calibration tool...assuming the person doing the reviews has good skills and audit experience. Very well worth the few minutes it takes. And, it is consistent with ISO 19011.