EN ISO 19011:2018

Guidelines for auditing management systems (ISO 19011:2018)

Publication date:   Sep 18, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jul 4, 2018


CEN/CLC/JTC 1 Criteria for conformity assessment bodies

European Norm

03.100.70   Management systems | 03.120.20   Product and company certification. Conformity assessment



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This document provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process. These activities include the individual(s) managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.
It is applicable to all organizations that need to plan and conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit programme.
The application of this document to other types of audits is possible, provided that special consideration is given to the specific competence needed.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93


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EN ISO 19011:2011


EN ISO 19011:2018
60.60 Standard published
Jul 4, 2018