3 Definitions
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3 Definitions

  3.1 “Audit” Systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which audit criteria are fulfilled.

  3.2 “Audit criteria” Set of policies, procedures or requirements used as a reference.

  3.3 “Audit evidence” Records, statements of fact or other information that are relevant to the audit criteria and verifiable.

  3.4 “Conformity” Fulfilment of a requirement.

  3.5 “Corrective action” Action to eliminate the cause of a detected non-conformity or other undesirable situation.

  3.6 “Document” Information and its supporting medium.

  3.7 “Finding” An observation or a non-conformity.

  3.8 “Information” Meaningful data.

  3.9 “Non-conformity” An observed situation where objective evidence indicates the non-fulfilment of a specified requirement.

  3.10 “Observation” Statements of fact made during an audit and substantiated by objective evidence.

  3.11 “Objective evidence” Quantitative or qualitative information, records or statements of fact which are based on observation, measurement or test and which can be verified.

  3.12 “Preventive action” Action to eliminate the cause of a potential non-conformity or other undesirable potential situation.

  3.13 “Procedure” Specified way to carry out an activity or a process.

  3.14 “Process” Set of interrelated or interacting activities that transform inputs into outputs.

  3.15 “Records” Documents stating results achieved or providing evidence of activities performed.

  3.16 “Requirements” Need or expectation that is stated, generally implied or obligatory.

  3.17 “Verification” Confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilled.

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