Internal Quality Control:
Inspire Organisational Growth
and Enhance Safety
Does your organisation employ internal auditing? If so, is it to maintain your ISO certification? Or do you actually see the organisational value of internal audits as part of your quality management system?
This article offers key insights into the benefits of internal quality control, also referred to as auditing. Essentially, internal audits contribute to identifying risks, hazards, and areas of improvement in your operations, processes, and systems.
The question is: Are you ready for the organisational growth and enhanced safety that internal audits bring to the table?
Objective Insights and Valuable Assessments
Before we dive into the benefits of internal audits, we must understand the job of the assigned individual: The auditor.
An auditor conducts systematic and objective evaluations of an organisation’s operations, processes, systems, and controls. The evaluation – or auditing process – uncovers the level of efficiency and assesses whether the organisation complies with current procedures, regulations, and industry standards such as ISO.
In essence, the foremost job of the auditor is to provide objective insights and give recommendations to improve operations, manage risks, and enhance compliance within the organisation.
In other words, the internal audits help foster a culture of continuous improvement, safety, and successful quality control.
A Safe and Efficient Organisation
As you might be aware, internal audits and quality control are closely related in the sense that they both support organisational performance, growth, and efficiency. Therefore, it makes sense to view the two disciplines with equal weight and implement internal audits into your quality system – similar to the process of Safety Management.
But how do internal audits inspire growth and enhance safety? To truly grasp the importance of internal auditing, take a look at these 3 key benefits:
- Maintain compliance and enhance risk mitigation: A thorough internal auditing and quality control process ensures that your organisation adheres to regulatory standards and industry requirements for best practice.
- Develop a secure and stable safety framework: An organisation which takes auditing seriously are more equipped to identify potential risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities within the organisation. Furthermore, an environment which reflects safety on all levels is more likely to attract and retain employees and customers.
- Make your customers happy and your competitors envious: A quality control process which includes internal auditing impacts the products or services you offer to your customers. This will increase the chances of satisfied and loyal customers. In turn, you will gain a strong position in a competitive market where price, quality, and time are of the essence.
So, does internal quality control really inspire organisational growth and enhance safety?
Absolutely! By enabling a strong and sustainable framework for continuous improvement, compliance, and risk management, you can drive your own future success.
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