Please click the links below to download the current version of the IS-BAO Audit Protocols :
IS-BAO 2017 Excel Protocols – Version 3.0 – Released 06 August 2018
Note 1: Use of v3.0 of the 2017 Excel Protocols is mandatory for those audits conducted according to the 2017 IS-BAO for operators who use the IS-BAO for regulatory compliance with the UK OTAR regulations. In these cases, completion of the OTAR Appendix tab of the protocols is mandatory in accordance with item 4.2.4 of the APM 7th Edition.
Note 2: Unprotecting the Excel Protocols will corrupt the file and make it invalid for submission of the Audit Report to IBAC.
IS-BAO 2018 Excel Protocols – Version 1.0
Please note: The APM 7th edition is effective and applicable for all IS-BAO operators and auditors 01 July 2018 (See APM 5.6 and Appendix I for 2017 Standard guidance). The 2018 Standard is effective from 01 July 2018 and is applicable on 01 July 2019.
Instructional Video :
Instructional video on the Excel Protocols
Frequently Asked Questions :
Please find below some questions frequently asked by users of the Excel Protocols :
Question 2 : I noticed some cells that should be editable have become protected by password and can no longer be edited. How do I handle this?
Question 3 : I am using v1.1 of the 2017 XLS Protocols in a Mac, and the hyperlinks to view the Standards do not work.
Question 4 : The Audit Summary box (and/or the Comments boxes by the end of each protocol chapter) do not display the entire text.
Question 5 : Excel is not a text editor and text inserted in various cells become too long and difficult to read.
Question 6 : The APM says auditors should give the operator the finding form and the audit report form by the end of the audit, but how can that be done if these forms are in the same file as the remaining protocols?