Going into the details of how to do an internal audit is beyond the scope of this document. However, very soon I will have a file for sale addressing internal auditing.
At http://Elsmar.com/Audit/ there are some slides on internal auditing. However, the changes to ISO 9001 have somewhat changed how audits are expected to be performed. Because of this the file is due for updating.
If you want the file and just canít wait until I update it, shoot me an e-mail.
You must complete at least 1 full round of internal audits prior to your registration. In addition, you have to show at least one example of where a nonconformance was identified and corrected. You must also show where you verified the effectiveness of the corrective action.
Drive your implementation through Internal Audits.
You can use internal audits as a method of training departmental managers and others. As you go through the audit, you explain the basics of that personís responsibilities with respect to ISO 9001. You can also explain the basics of ISO 9001, go over the Quality Policy, etc.
These internal audits may prove to be long and problematic. This should be expected because employees are all learning about ISO 9001 and the requirements. Sometimes theyíre learning new systems and such as well.
You may want to take a read through http://Elsmar.com/Audit/