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Vash Stampede
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posted 17 November 2000 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vash Stampede   Click Here to Email Vash Stampede     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
I am practicing as an Internal Quality Auditor for about two years now. I attend a Training for IQA. As a trained IQA, I conduct an IQA Training on our company... (echo training) we document it. On our IQA Procedure, we indicate available auditors as employees composed of lead auditor and auditor. Then, here's my concern(s):
1. Would it be possible for me to consider my self as Lead Auditor by defining in our procedure that lead auditor are employees that was been trained and certified as IQA? Please advice.
2. Do I have to consider my trainees on the training I conducted as my IQA? Do they have to take an examination as a piece of document that will measure they capability in IQA? We already perform a mock audit in our company. Would that be enough to show our external auditor? Please comment.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Vash Stampede
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Randy
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posted 17 November 2000 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randy   Click Here to Email Randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you perform audits, and perform the functions of a Lead Auditor during those audits, then yes, you are a Lead Auditor in that respect.

To become a certified or registered Lead Auditor certain requirements have to be met. Things like successfully completeing a certified Lead Auditor's course, perfoming a specific number of audits that meet specific requirements, acting as the Lead Auditor during specific type and numbers of audits and being observed by another Lead Auditor while performing the function of a Lead Auditor to name a few things.

I hope this helped.

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barb butrym
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posted 19 November 2000 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for barb butrym   Click Here to Email barb butrym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vash...don't make things more difficult than they are.

Define what a lead auditor does, needs etc in your procedure, then document it. Internally you are in charge.

I typically set up a point system, and allocate points for # years industry experience, formal education, days of auditor training, CQA status, tag along audit time and so on.....then pick a point total that indicates lead auditor status. Serve as a "training needs assessment/analysis" as well as a training document. Re-evaluations for proficiency, etc...... and the trail for upgrade to Lead Auditor status all on one sheet..... never saw it fail yet.....note here it is not a requirement, just my favorite method..its clean, ties it up in a neat package...AND I feel it adds value ... a handy tool for the audit mamager/management Rep in planning the audit and choosing the team. Obviously the smaller the company the less value it adds.....

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Al Dyer
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posted 12 December 2000 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Dyer   Click Here to Email Al Dyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barb,

Any chance I could get a copy of your form? I'm trying to set up such a system and would appreciate any assistance.

ASD...

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barb butrym
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posted 13 December 2000 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for barb butrym   Click Here to Email barb butrym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sure ...its on the way

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Vash Stampede
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posted 25 January 2001 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vash Stampede   Click Here to Email Vash Stampede     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barb,
Can I get one of the form you were talking here? I was in the position in developing more lead auditor in our company.
Thanks in advance.
Vash Stampede
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daffodil
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posted 01 February 2001 10:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barb:
Thank for your contribution for this topic, I benefit from them. Could I get the form from you too?

Best Regards
Daffodil
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