McCrone Associates Now Hosting Virtual Audits
As with so many things in 2020, the COVID 19 pandemic changed the way client audits are conducted. Although we are open and allowing onsite audits, our client auditors may have company restrictions preventing them from traveling to us. With requests for virtual audits rising, we obtained the technology and developed a process for hosting virtual audits.
The challenge for us is that McCrone records are primarily paper. Because McCrone records are primarily paper, we have streamlined preparation for a virtual audit by composing an audit agenda based on the most commonly-requested topics and records from the previous two years. We have made use of our cloud-based electronic document management system to create a client-specific audit folder for each virtual audit with access to their project records and our quality management system procedures for the day of the audit.
Touring the laboratory is always a key component of any client audit, so we are producing a virtual tour video that will be available soon.
Our audit schedule is full for the remainder of 2020, and we are now able to accommodate a switch from on-site audits to a virtual audit process to meet our client’s needs.
Please contact us to arrange a virtual audit.