All our team members at SQRAA are qualified with over 20years of experience in auditing procedures. Having worked extensively on major Oil, Gas, Mining and Government infrastructure projects and are certified. SQRAA audits deliver professionalism in identifying schematic updates, delivery of corrective actions; such as non-compliance notices, comprehensive assessment of all operating systems and quality assurance.

SQRAA Audits include the auditing of:

What is Auditing?

Auditing is defined as the on-site examination, of a process or quality system, to ensure compliance to standards. An audit can apply to an entire organization or a specific process, product or system.


  • Process audit

    This type of audit evaluates a process and its conformance to established limits. Operation and methods are scrutinized to ensure resources, defined requirements and controls, are kept within operational standards.

  • Product audit

    This type of audit looks at a product or service and determines if it meets prescribed requirements.

  • System audit

    This type of audit examines a management system to evaluate if the operations are appropriate and effective.

1st 2nd & 3rd PARTY AUDITS

In the world of quality management, there are three main categories of audits, which depend on the relationship between the auditor and the company being audited to ensure compliance.

1st party Audit – is performed by personnel who are employed within the company being audited or a consultant hired by the company to perform an audit. They assist in identifying weaknesses and areas of success.

2nd Party Audit – is an external audit conducted to ensure adherence to contractual agreements set between customer and supplier.

3rd Party Audit – is again an external audit however it is performed by an organization not affiliated with either the customer or supplier and is aimed at providing certification for either party.

Performance Audits vs. Compliance and Conformance Audits

Performance audits are designed to outline an organizations capability to achieve deliverables. Compliance and Conformance audits are actioned to guarantee conformance or compliance to regulations or methodology.


  1. Preparation – The preparation of an audit is essential to achieving a client’s objective and is conducted prior to the start of any onsite visit.

  2. Performance – The performance of an audit is the site visit and consists of the data collection applicable to the type of audit taking place.

  3. Reporting – The reporting of an audit outlines the results of the performance stage. Delivery of the report is subjected to the auditees needs and directives.

  4. Follow up and Closure – If further clarification or follow up on any corrective action is required, then the audit will continue or be reviewed until all actions are completed.

Note: Requests for correcting nonconformities or findings within audits are very common.

  • Corrective action Is the process of eliminating a current issue with measures taken to guarantee no further recurrence.
  • Preventive action Is the process of eliminating a future issue with measures taken to guarantee no further occurrence.


ISO 19011:2018 supports the auditing process through:

Identifying cliental needs

  • Outlining objectives including identifying scope, duration and criteria of audit
  • Confirming arrangements, responsibilities, and targets for all parties involved during the audit
  • Development of reporting and review procedures

Completion of audit

  • Detailed report of findings is delivered once the collection of data and reviews are completed
  • Conclusion of audit

Revision of Report of Findings and auditing procedures

  • Assessment of auditing program and methodology
  • Comparison between trends and actual records
  • Examination of risk management procedures

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