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Workshop Overview

A well-functioning internal audit system is a fundamental aspect of effective management. This workshop comprehensively covers the requirements of food safety and quality management systems, along with the principles of internal and supplier auditing. It equips participants with the necessary tools to conduct audits that enhance organizational value.

Through practical examples, interactive activities, and role-playing, participants develop the confidence and positive mindset needed for conducting internal audits. The course follows a structured approach, simulating the stages of an audit. In addition to technical aspects such as audit criteria and evidence, it also emphasizes auditor behaviour, traits, and personal skills.

By adopting skills that optimize the internal audit process, this workshop ensures a positive experience for both auditors and auditees.

Learning is made fun & practical

Progress Excellence takes a unique approach to training in food safety, quality, health and safety, environmental and laboratory:

  • Sector specific examples are used to ensure relevance and understanding of the topic.
  • All our training modules are highly interactive with practical activities that entrench theoretical learning.
  • We provide templates and helpful implementation plans.

Our aim is to equip delegates in such a way that they can practically implement and improve their systems.

Progress Excellence Approach

  • Explaining internal auditing in terms of the Guidelines for auditing management systems (ISO 19011:2018).
  • Stimulating the discovery of how the behaviour of the auditor affects the outcome of the internal and supplier audit process.
  • Role plays that simulate the entire auditing process and provide delegates with an experience of planning, performing and reporting on an audit.

The course will equip delegates with the following:

  • With reference to the PDCA cycle, explain the food safety management system model for ISO 22000, and the role of internal audits in the maintenance and improvement of food safety management systems.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow-up an internal food safety management system audit, in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow-up on internal audit of part of a food safety management system based on FSSC/ISO 22000 or acceptable equivalent, and in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Understanding audit criteria.
  • Conduct audits in an organisation as well as supplier audits based on the requirements of ISO 19011.
  • Understanding audit principles and the impact thereof on an audit.
  • Displaying appropriate auditor conduct.
  • Preparing for internal and supplier audits.
  • Developing an internal and supplier audit programme.
  • Preparing audit plans.
  • Applying audit methods to obtain audit evidence.
  • Reporting non conformances in understandable terms.
  • Evaluation of corrective actions for adequacy.
  • Handy tools to prepare and conduct a process-based audit.
  • Effective reporting on the audit process.

The course is best suited to the following audiences:

  • Staff from all departments wishing to perform internal audits.
  • Staff who are responsible to perform supplier audits.

Register here for the Advanced Internal Auditing of Food Safety Management Systems Workshop

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