- Master Audit Template (M.A.T.) – Used for lifecycle auditing
- Commissioning Audit Template (C.A.T.) – Used for new facility start up audits
- Derived Audit Template (D.A.T.) – These are custom audit templates that are tailor-made to suit the client’s requirements, and are produced from either Master Audit Templates or Commissioning Audit Templates.
Each of these templates is based on a hierarchical three-tier system consisting of standard Checklists, Topics and Tasks.
Checklist – This is the top level that describes an area of working practice.
Topic – This is the intermediate level, and lists all components that are connected to the particular Checklist.
Tasks – Are the most detailed, low-level physical checks that the auditor needs to carry out for each Topic.
Once a customised audit (D.A.T.) has been created, the audit can be issued to create a mini audit database file (.ADX) which can be used by an auditor independently from the main Audit database.
The single audit can be imported back into the main Audit database at any time, but will typically be done once the audit is complete.
An important feature of TRAMS is the ability to capture Non-Conformances, which can be logged with a CRITICAL, MAJOR or MINOR status. The system will automatically generate Corrective Action Requests (C.A.R.s) for Non-Conformances that have been assigned a status of either CRITICAL or MAJOR :-