Internal audit as a quality management system assessment tool
According to the quality management and assessment cycle defined in the UL Excellence model, in order to assure appropriate functioning of quality management system, it is necessary to make ongoing evaluation of the system, which should result in improvement of the whole system. The UL manages internal audits to accomplish above mentioned requirement. Within the framework of internal audits is assessed not only internal control system of the UL, but also compliance and effectiveness of the UL quality management system.
The results of internal audits are reported to the UL management representatives to make appropriate decisions on necessary improvements of internal control system and quality management system.