Quality Audits are normally designed for one or more of the following purposes:
to determine the conformity or non-conformity of the quality system elements with specified requirements;
to determine the effectiveness of the implemented quality system in meeting specified requirements;
to provide the auditee with an opportunity to improve the quality system;
to meet regulatory requirements; and
to permit the listing of an organisation's quality system in a register.
Audits may be routine or may be prompted by significant changes in the organisational quality system, process or product or service quality or by a need to follow up on corrective action.
Quality audits are performed on the operational aspects of your business and are based around the product produced or the service provided.