ISO 13485:2016 Lead Auditor (IRCA)

You need this course if ...

  • you want to audit Quality Management Systems against ISO 13485 requirements
  • you are an Auditor or Quality System Manager working in the medical devices sector and want to add to your credibility with a widely accepted qualification
  • ·         you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for CQI IRCA auditor certification

You will learn …

  • the purpose of a QMS based on ISO 13485 and the ISO 9000 principles of quality management
  • essential definitions to help you interpret and audit ISO 13485 requirements
  • to analyse ISO 13485 clauses and suggest examples of evidence that would show conformance with these requirements
  • the roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor
  • to plan and conduct an interview with top management and evaluate an organisation’s quality policy and objectives
  • to prepare an on-site audit plan that establishes effective audit trails across processes and between members of an audit team
  • how to audit processes for conformance and effectiveness, including any specific quality objectives
  • to prepare thoroughly for audit and produce process based checklists
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • how to evaluate objective evidence and correctly identify conformance and non-conformance with requirements
  • to report findings accurately against requirements of ISO 13485, write and grade non-conformity reports and evaluate proposals for corrective action
  • how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation and present your overall evaluation to top management

You will need …

  • knowledge and understanding of ISO 13485 and experience of auditing
  • ideally to have attended our ISO 13485 Appreciation and Interpretation course
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management
  • to have good knowledge of ISO 13485 and possess knowledge of the quality management principles and concepts: the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle; the relationship between quality management and customer satisfaction; commonly used quality management terms and definitions and the 7 Quality Management Principles as given in ISO 9000; the process approach used in quality management; the Model of a Process Based Quality Management System; the structure and content of ISO 13485.
  • Complete approximately 3 hours of pre course work prior to attending the course.

Course length

  • Five days
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