An effective internal audit system is a fundamental requirement of any management system. This workshop covers the requirements of food safety management systems as well as the principles of internal auditing – just what you need to conduct audits that add value to your organisation. This is an entry-level workshop, designed for staff who are starting to perform internal audits.

Practical examples, case studies and other activities develop confidence and a positive attitude when performing internal audits.  Adopting skills that maximise the internal audit process and making it a positive experience for both auditors and auditees.

Progress Excellence Approach

  • Explaining internal auditing in terms of the Guidelines for auditing management systems (ISO 19011:2018) in simple terms.
  • Course material is developed to simulate the audit process with practical examples and activities.
  • Stimulating the discovery of how the behaviour of the auditor affects the outcome of the internal and supplier audit process.
  • User-friendly tools to prepare for and conduct an audit.

The course will equip delegates with the following:

  • 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, BRCGS Food, IFS Food or HACCP and in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Understand the role of audit criteria in internal audits.
  • Understand audit principles and the impact thereof on an audit.
  • Understanding the importance and impact of auditor conduct.
  • Preparing for internal audits.
  • Preparing audit plans.
  • Applying audit methods to obtain audit evidence.
  • Reporting non conformances in understandable terms.
  • Evaluation of corrective actions for adequacy.
  • Effective reporting on the audit process.

The course is best suited for staff who are starting to perform internal audits.

Delegate assessment will be in the form of:

  • Full course attendance
  • Successful completion of an assessment (pass mark 70 %).

What do our delegates say?


Carmen Sacco, Pioneer Foods

“Very well prepared and good presenter.  Very easy to understand.”

Falatji Mabuya, PepsiCo

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