The general definition of an audit is an evaluation of a person, organization, system, process, enterprise, project or product.

New types of integrated auditing become evident due to the increasing number of regulations and operational transparency in organizations. By adopting a risk-based audit methodology the focus is on identifying the SHE(Q) and Business risks of an organization.

Prime Link’s focus is to conduct audits according to the ISO 19011 Standard requirements but also use a risk based approach during the audit process. These results in audit findings provide the opportunity for an organization to prioritize the risks that have a high probability to cause high risk consequences. This strategy allows the organizational management team to make informed decisions relating to the SHE(Q) and business risks.

Our Audit Reports are comprehensive and accompanied by digital photo’s, evidence records and a graph report that indicate the organization’s  SHEQ Integrated Risks.

Example of Graphs that can be expected can be viewed below:






Wondered what the difference is between a GAP Audit, Internal audit and a Pre-assessment done by a certification body?
GAP Audit Internal Audit Pre- assessment

A GAP Audit is mainly to determine the degree in which a company complies with a specification / ISO standard requirements.

The focus on a GAP audit is to identify the baseline status of an organization during the beginning phase of implementation.

The evaluation of documentation is merely the focused on during the GAP audit.

An Internal audit determines the implementation progress of the organization taking the baseline status in consideration.

The internal audit focuses on how well the system is developed and implemented.

The evaluation is done on both documentation and process effectiveness.

A pre-assessment is normally recommended after a serious of internal audits showed that the organization is ready for certification.

The aim of the pre-assessment is to confirm readiness for certification by a Certification body.

This evaluation is done by an external party and focus on the effective implementation of the requirements, documentation and process control.

Types of GAP AUDITS that PRIME LINK offers:

  • SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality) INTEGRATED AUDITS aligned with the following standards:
    • Quality Audits aligned with ISO 9001:2015
    • Environmental Audits aligned with ISO 14001:2015
    • Occupational health and safety Audits aligned with OHSAS 18001:2011
    • Energy Saving Audits aligned with ISO 50001:2011
    • Information security aligned with ISO 27001:2013
    • Risk management Audits aligned with ISO 31001:2009

We assist internal auditors to become competent and to guide and support them to conduct audits that are aligned with ISO 19011. This ensures that they will be able to conduct OPERATIONAL AUDITS to identify Risks related to the production process.

We also offer LEGAL AUDITS aligned with legislation related to companies, closed corporations, labour law, health and safety laws, environmental laws, communication laws, security laws, etc.

Our Audit Tool is an automated System that offer our clients the opportunity to conduct their own internal audits on an audible system.

Creating a New Legal Audit (see Fig. 1), indicate any legislation, standards or work procedures that can be audited. This section is linked to your company’s legal register and preparation for Legal audits can be done to ensure compliance.


Creating your own checklist to evaluate compliance with internal procedures, conduct inspections or conduct internal audits. See Fig. 2)


Create comparative reports to evaluate whether you improved from the first time you conducted an audit.

Be prepared for ANY audit and evaluate your SHEQ system regularly through easy, on-line tools today!.

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