Cognicert ISO 19443:2018 Nuclear Energy Sector Suppliers QMS Lead Auditor Course

The ISO 19443:2018 Lead Auditor training is a comprehensive program designed to prepare professionals to become proficient in auditing Quality Management Systems (QMS) in accordance with ISO 19443:2018. This training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and conduct audits effectively, ensuring compliance with ISO 19443 requirements, particularly in organizations within the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS).

Target Audience:

The target audience for ISO 19443:2018 Lead Auditor training typically includes:

  • Quality professionals
  • Experienced auditors
  • HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) managers
  • Nuclear industry professionals
  • Professionals responsible for QMS compliance in ITNS organizations
  • Individuals seeking to become certified lead auditors in ISO 19443:2018

Reference Standards:

ISO 19443:2018 is the primary reference standard for this training, focusing on specific requirements for QMS in the nuclear energy sector. Additionally, ISO 19011:2018, which provides guidelines for auditing management systems, serves as a reference standard for auditing principles and practices.

Training Objectives:

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Ensure participants have an in-depth understanding of ISO 19443:2018, its requirements, and its significance in the nuclear energy sector.
  • Audit Leadership: Develop participants’ leadership and management skills to lead audit teams effectively.
  • Audit Planning: Teach participants how to plan and organize audits, including setting objectives, scope, and criteria.
  • Auditing Skills: Equip participants with the skills to conduct audits, gather evidence, and assess conformity effectively.
  • Audit Reporting: Train participants to prepare clear, concise, and accurate audit reports and communicate findings to stakeholders.
  • Audit Follow-Up: Provide knowledge on post-audit activities, including addressing corrective actions and ensuring compliance.
  • Nuclear Sector Expertise: Offer insights into the unique risks, regulations, and safety considerations of the nuclear energy sector.

Training Content:

The training content should cover a range of topics to meet the specified objectives. Here’s a breakdown of the content:

  • Module 1: Introduction to ISO 19443:2018
    • Overview of ISO standards and their importance
    • Introduction to ISO 19443:2018 and its scope
    • Applicability to the nuclear energy sector
  • Module 2: Quality Management in the Nuclear Sector
    • Safety and reliability considerations in nuclear applications
    • Regulatory requirements and standards in the nuclear industry
    • Importance of a robust quality management system
  • Module 3: ISO 19443 Requirements
    • Detailed exploration of ISO 19443:2018 clauses and requirements
    • How ISO 19443 supplements ISO 9001:2015
    • Key concepts and terminology
  • Module 4: Auditing Principles and Practices
    • Principles of auditing (ISO 19011:2018)
    • Auditing process from planning to reporting
    • Auditor roles and responsibilities
  • Module 5: Audit Leadership and Team Management
    • Leading and managing audit teams
    • Audit team roles and coordination
    • Conflict resolution and communication
  • Module 6: Audit Planning and Preparation
    • Developing a comprehensive audit plan
    • Defining audit objectives, scope, and criteria
    • Assembling audit teams and resources
  • Module 7: Conducting Audits
    • Conducting opening meetings and interviews
    • Gathering evidence and assessing conformity
    • Effective communication during audits
  • Module 8: Audit Reporting and Communication
    • Preparing audit reports
    • Communicating audit findings to stakeholders
    • Maintaining confidentiality and objectivity
  • Module 9: Audit Follow-Up and Closure
    • Addressing corrective actions and follow-up activities
    • Closing meetings and finalizing audit reports
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of corrective actions
  • Module 10: Auditing in the Nuclear Sector
    • Specific considerations for audits in the nuclear energy sector
    • Nuclear safety culture and its impact on audits
  • Module 11: Case Studies and Best Practices
    • Real-world examples of successful ISO 19443 audits
    • Best practices for maintaining compliance and improving QMS performance
  • Module 12: Certification Process
    • Guidance and practice for ISO 19443 certification
    • Surveillance and renewal process

Training Methodologies

  • Case Study
  • Individual Exercises
  • Role Play
  • Group Exercises
  • Group Presentation
  • Examination

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