Achieve “buy-in” from the senior leadership team of your company and every member of the department.
Interview IBAC accredited IS-BAO auditors.
GET TO WORK
Audit your manuals and processes versus the IS-BAO. Determine whether new manuals are required or if changes, updates or a complete re-write is necessary.
Self audit your entire department using the IS-BAO. Rule of thumb – If it is not documented…. It is not taking place. If you can’t produce a procedure and/or paper trail; chances are your auditor will not be able to either. DO NOT put your department and auditor in an uncomfortable position when so much is at stake!
Contract with an IBAC accredited auditor. Get them copies of applicable manuals and documents. Familiarize them with your operation. Involve them in your self audit. Schedule
Complete all required tasks and milestones resulting from self audits.
Implement and/or correct any minor discrepancies.
Reward team members for a job WELL DONE!
Never stop living and improving your IS-BAO registered SMS and department! Set milestones and date for IS-BAO Stage TWO Registration (24 months).