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Get private food safety training that’s customized and cost-effective, delivered virtually or at a location convenient to you.

In this five-day BRCGS-approved training, you will learn the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety protocol and how to successfully plan, conduct, and report a BRCGS audit. This course enables participants to practice, develop, and improve their auditing techniques, including the competency skills required of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme auditors.

Following completion of this training, you will be equipped to:

  • Understand the background and benefits of the BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety, as well as the audit methodology, enrollment program, and unannounced audit schemes
  • Distinguish the relationship of the standard from other GFSI and ISO food safety and quality standards
  • Know how to close an audit and deal with corrective actions
  • Become familiar with the report system, BRCGS’s directory, and how certificates are issued

Day 1

  • Setting the Scene: Social Accountability in a Global Context
  • Introduction to the ETRS program
  • Principle 1: Senior management commitment and continual improvement
  • Principle 2: ETRS management system
  • Principle 3: Labor standards

Day 2

  • Principle 3: Labor standards (continued)
  • Principle 4: Health and safety
  • Principle 5: Respect for human rights
  • Principle 6: Corporate governance
  • Audit protocol
  • Exam

Day 3

  • Auditor Skills 3: Professional Conduct, Behavior, Conflict Resolution
  • Requirements: Section 5
  • Auditor Skills 4: Systems Thinking, Problem-Solving
  • Requirements: Section 6 and 7

Day 4

  • Requirements: Section 8 and 9
  • Audit Protocol 1 and 2
  • Audit requirements
  • Auditor Skills: Cultural and Ethical Considerations

Day 5

  • Review exercise
  • Post-audit activities
  • Compliance
  • BRCGS resources
  • Course review and questions
  • Course exam
  • Read and review a copy of BRCGS Food Safety Issue 8
  • Have previous knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector
  • Complete the HACCP two-day course. You can review our available HACCP courses here

As a BRCGS Approved Training Partner (ATP), our virtual instructor-led seminars are designed and delivered by food safety professionals with broad experience in GFSI and the implementation of food safety plans for different sectors of the industry, providing real-life applications and the latest practices to the learning process.

BRCGS Approved Training Partner

Participants who successfully complete this course will also receive a printable BRCGS certificate.

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Our instructor’s passion is to help improve and uplift your team and product. We can deliver training in person or virtually, to match your needs, and will happily travel to your location—globally.

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