Food Safety Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training Course



Accreditation  IRCA A17236
DurationFive Days 
Session Dates and LocationTBA

Intended For

Experienced food safety professionals seeking an understanding of the management systems approach to food safety and the skills required to audit effectively against food safety management systems standards.
AimTo assist students with a food industry background to assess the adequacy of the design, implementation and improvement of a food industry organisation's food safety management system against ISO 22000:2005 in accordance with ISO 19011.

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • describe the fundamental purpose of a FSMS as well as the principles, processes and techniques used for the assessment and management of food safety hazards, including the significance of these for FSMS auditors.
  • explain the purpose, content and interrelationship of the following management system standards: ISO 22000:2005; the ISO 9000:2000 series; guidance documents (ISO 15161:2002); industry practice, standard operating procedures and the legislative framework relevant to a FSMS.
  • explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a FSMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • interpret the requirements of ISO 22000:2005 in the context of an audit of the organisation's FSMS.
  • plan, undertake and report an audit of a FSMS in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • have undergone training recognised by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) for persons wishing to become FSMS auditors.
  • Content of a Food Safety Policy
  • Implementation of a FSMS
  • Integration with Other Management Systems
  • Planning Audits
  • Conducting Audits
  • Interview Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Key National Food Safety Legislation
  • Identifying and Assessing Food Safety Risks
  • Monitoring Food Safety Performance
  • Continual Improvement
  • Certification Requirements