BRC Global Standard For Food Safety Issue 8 - Lead Auditor Training Course

The BRCGS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised scheme. The popular Standard is accepted as a benchmark for food safety worldwide and is often a core requirement of the supplier approval process for food retail and manufacturing.

This BRCGS lead auditor course delivered by BSI is designed to help you gain a firm understanding of the standard, and learn how to undertake a BRC Global Standards audit. Auditing techniques will be practiced and developed, to include the auditor competency skills required of GFSI scheme auditors.

Who should attend?

  • Certification body auditors or new auditors seeking registration
  • Technical and quality managers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the audit process
  • Consultants


You must have a prior working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector, and have completed a HACCP course of at least two days duration.

What will I learn?

You will gain the knowledge to:

  • Describe the purpose of the BRC Global Standards scheme, protocol and directory
  • Explain the requirements of the Standards and how compliance can be demonstrated
  • Explain the role of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up a FSMS audit in accordance with BRCGS
  • Describe the food safety auditor competencies as defined by GFSI

You will gain the skills to:

  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a FSMS to establish conformity with BRCGS
  • Apply effective auditing techniques

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Identify the aims and benefits of an BRCGS audit
  • Interpreted BRCGS protocol and requirements for audit application
  • Plan, conduct and follow-up auditing activities that add real value
  • Access the latest auditor techniques and identify appropriate use
  • Build stakeholder confidence by managing processes in line with the latest requirements

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes
  • Upon completion, you will be awarded with a certificate of attendance. (This course is part of the BRC Global Standards Professional recognition programme.)


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