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I am new to AS9100D Auditing and have accepted a position as the Lead Quality Auditor…yup jumped in with both feet….But I am scheduled for training, training, training….
Anyway, I am looking at checklists and am a little confused/concerned at how the last gentleman had done them. I am sure that this would all be covered in my training, but I like to be knowledgeable before I have to be.
Does EVERY clause and sub clause AND reference letter need to have a question asked about it?
I apologize in advance for any misuse of terminology….im still learning
For INTERNAL audits, no, not every clause needs to have a question associated with it. Technically you can have a single question that says “do we satisfy all the clauses of AS9100?” and that meets the standard. The standard is THAT vague about this.
The standard does say you have to audit “the requirements” of As9100. That means clauses. It then says you have to have evidence only of the “results” of the audit. The standard never connects the dots and says you have to have explicit evidence that EACH requirement was met individually.
So that gives you total freedom. You can have a question for every single sentence of the AS9100 standard, or just for each major clause, or anything in between. Most companies opt for something in the middle, which is more manageable.