Who is responsible for identifying nonconformities?

The auditor is responsible for identifying nonconformities during a 1st, 2nd or 3rd party audit. The auditor should advise the auditee of nonconformities, the non-fulfilment of a requirement, as they arise.

The auditor (Internal Auditor or Lead Auditor) will write a nonconformity report. The report will include a description of the nonconformity, evidence, the relevant clause number and category, if required.