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Remote audit enables Stage II renewal for ABS
A remote IBAC audit reviewed ABS Jets' records, touring the company via phone, meeting staff electronically, interviewing staff face-to-face via laptop and inspecting warehouses, tools, GSE aircraft and equipment.
Martin Orlita says that sharing screens was an effective tactic.
Read this story in our August 2020 printed issue.

ABS Jets has renewed IS-BAO Stage III certification with IBAC. The audit resulted in zero findings, demonstrating that ABS Jets is dedicated to following international safety standards.

When the COVID-19 crisis struck, the audit's planning stage had already commenced. It was decided that the audit would be performed remotely, which required rigorous preparation by auditors and ABS Jets personnel. ABS Jets prepared the documentation references well beforehand, allowing auditors to form a picture of the company and to study the relevant parts of manuals.

The remote audit not only reviewed ABS Jets' records but toured the company via mobile phone, interviewed staff face to face via laptop, inspected warehouses, tools and GSE, and inspected aircraft and their equipment. ABS Jets quality, safety and security manager Martin Orlita outlines the obstacles: “The remote audit proved challenging because of electronic communications and new methods of exchanging information and evidence. We encountered a few minor electronic communications problems, but those were successfully overcome. Sharing screens also proved an effective method of reviewing evidence.”

Accountable manager Jan Kralik adds: “We are proud of achieving excellent results after thoroughly preparing for this new way of conducting audits. Renewal of IS-BAO Stage III indicates that ABS Jets is on track in following its development objectives. For ABS Jets, it represents an overall success.”

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