A3: Beware the Tower of Babel - Naomi B. Whitehead -  (Beginner)

Auditing in familiar places can be an “experience” so how much more complicated auditing in an unfamiliar location be? Where to begin….

This presentation will focus on communication (methods), preparation and research of the location (specific facility) and environment considerations (weather, travel restrictions).  Discussion will include regulatory, environmental and local requirements, methods to enhance pro-active communication and possible language barriers and awareness to cultural customs so as not to offend inadvertently.

Tools and techniques to be included in the presentation are:

Preparation – check lists, passport, primary contacts, resource considerations, etc.

Reports – previous history

Schedule – time differences, various shifts, etc.

Conduct - attire / mannerisms / food