Audits-routine or valuable?

When choosing your audit format, be it checklist or open audit, how do you approach this? Although you may use a checklist to help ensure you are reviewing everything, you must look at the audit with an open mind every time. Even with the most skilled operator, a checklist can get only to the routine and not dive deep enough to get real value. We suggest you review your audits and work with operations or other personnel performing the audit to ensure that everyone is keeping an open mind and looking at all things.