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What is the difference between an Audit and an Inspection?

At AIB, we define an Audit as:

  • A systematic evaluation to determine if programs and related activities achieve planned expectations
  • The review or challenging of written programs; documentation of activities; corrective actions; trends
  • An aid to determining the correlations between documented procedures and activities and actual execution
  • A potential assistance in identifying root cause, which can lead to long term corrective action
In contrast, at AIB we define an Inspection as follows:
  • An assessment at a "moment in time" which identifies positive and negative conditions
  • An extensive physical examination of a facility and its equipment and observation of practices in order to collect information to determine compliance with plant programs
  • Structured to initiate immediate corrective action, when it is required
  • Structured to often lead to an evaluation of programs and systems

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