The purpose of an internal audit is to check that the EnMS is operating as designed.
An internal audit of an EnMS is an independent, systematic review of part or an organization’s EnMS. The purpose of the audit is to determine if the plans, activities and procedures described in the system are being conducted in the manner which the EnMS requires, for example:
In your internal audit process you should describe the following:
The process for internal audits can easily be integrated with other existing management system audit processes.