How do I show that I have planned my audits?

The best way to show that you have “planned your audit programme” as required is an audit schedule.  Audit schedules should indicate the standard requirements that will be audited, when they will be audited and when the audit was conducted.  Audits can be conducted on various part of the QMS throughout the year or all at once.  Many certification bodies require that the QMS be audited internally once a year.