Internal audits should verify that the body complies with ISO/IEC GUIDE 65 and with internal technical and quality procedures. Internal audits are also an excellent preparation for external assessments and can help to continually improve the quality system. The body should have a procedure and a schedule for internal audits. Internal audits can either cover the whole body and all elements of the quality system at one specific period of time or can be divided into several subsections. The audit program should be managed by the quality manager.
There should be a schedule and procedure for periodic management reviews. Recommended review frequency is once a year. The management review should include a discussion about the outcome of recent internal audits and external assessments, corrective and preventive actions, results of proficiency testing, and any recommendations for improvements. Management should decide on follow-up activities. These activities should be monitored for effectiveness.
KASKorea Accreditation System (KAS) is a national accreditation body established in 2001 within the framework of Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) which is a governmental body under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE). The Administrator of KATS serves as the Head of KAS. KAS provides accreditation for product certification bodies in the fields of electric apparatus, gas appliances, renewable energy equipments, metals, ceramics, metals, chemicals and plastics which are not subject to the current mandate. KAS joined PAC MLA in July 2007 and IAF MLA in October 2007 for products