The Institute for Standardization of Serbia (ISS) has already gained solid experience in organizing and implementing webinars, considered to be up-to-date, currently the most popular way of education. Due to the COVID-19 situation, webinars have completely replaced seminars and training courses this year. In addition, other activities are now performed online: instead of live audits, well known to everyone, they are being conducted from a remote location and on screen.
The webinar held on 31 August was dedicated to the subject of remote audit. Vladimir Simić, expert with many years of experience in the field of management systems, designed this and similar trainings in order to convey advice and information that will be helpful to all those involved in audits for the purpose of adapting and preparing for their implementation. This was the first ISS webinar where participants were asked to turn on the cameras as the subject related to communication from a remote location. At the webinar, the participants were able learn about the concept and implication of remote location audit, what are its advantages and disadvantages compared to the classic face to face audit, as well as what are the risks and challenges of applying this audit method. Also, the lecturer provided the instructions on what should and should not be done, but also the methods, tools and verification techniques.
Additionally, he gave the explanation how a video review of the location is planned and successfully performed, which is made possible by using modern technology.
Next week, on 8 and 9 September, the same lecturer will hold the sequel of this webinar, as a more detailed training on the subject of remote audits, where the participants will go through specific exercises, working in groups, which will be another step forward in the development of ISS webinars.