ESD audits are a requirement of the Standard; these can be carried out by the ESD co-ordinator on-site, by one of his/her appointed deputies or use can be made of a third party auditor.
Skills and knowledge are important when selecting auditors:
They should be familiar with BS EN 61340 as well as the organisation’s specific ESD program.
They should know how the company handles its non-conformances, how corrective action reports are generated and how the ESD audit findings are documented.
There is an expectation that an understanding exists of the processes that are being audited.
A report should always be issued following the completion of an audit and any major non-conformances highlighted for immediate rectification.
The SSE Technical Engineers would be pleased to discuss company audit requirements and offer advice or point you in the right direction if internal auditing is the preferred route to follow.