Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor

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  Food Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor

   5 Days

IRCA certified training course A17355, FSSC 22000 approved course

You need this course if...

  • you want to audit Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) against ISO 22000 and ISO 22002-1 requirements
  • you are an auditor, HACCP team leader, or FSMS manager and want to add to your credibility with a widely accepted qualification
  • you want to satisfy the formal training requirements for IRCA certification

You will learn …

  • the underpinning principles and benefits of a FSMS in an organisation’s success
  • the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards
  • the importance of aligning food safety specific controls with other general management system controls
  • how continual improvement is applied within a FSMS
  • the contribution audits make to the effectiveness of a management system
  • the roles and responsibilities of a FSMS auditor and lead auditor
  • about processes, and how to use them to audit the effective implementation of the FSMS
  • to prepare thoroughly for audit and the value of process based checklists
  • to gather objective evidence through observation, interviewing and reviewing documentation
  • how to relate your audit findings to the policy and objectives of the organisation being audited, including applicable regulations and legislation
  • to report your findings accurately against the requirements of ISO 22000
  • the certification requirements to become a registered auditor/lead auditor with IRCA

You will need …

  • knowledge of ISO 22000 (ideally gained from attending LRQA’s 1 day ISO 22000 Appreciation and Interpretation course)
  • experience of working in the food supply chain before attending this course
  • knowledge of relevant key food safety legislation, prerequisite programmes, Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles as defined in Codex Alimentarius
  • to understand the basics of how organisations work and the role of top management

Your future development

  • OH&S, EMS or QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor conversion courses
  • Tutored Audits (coached live audit at your company)
  • See our Business Improvement courses

Course length

5 days

This course meets the requirements of the IRCA FSMS Lead Auditor/Auditor Training course criteria IRCA/2019

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