Global Standard for Consumer Products Issue 4: Lead Auditor

This course covers the third-party audit requirements against the BRCGS Standard for Consumer Products Issue 4 – both Personal Care and Household and General Merchandise. The course includes the protocol and requirements of Issue 4, consistent report-writing, auditing techniques and management of the BRCGS audit, ultimately preparing an individual for a Lead Auditor role. Before the course you will need a working knowledge of quality management systems and auditing within the relevant manufacturing sector, and you must have completed a hazard and risk management course (minimum 2 days’ duration).

Who should attend?

New BRCGS auditors (without Lead Assessor qualification), technical and quality managers responsible for auditing, consultants.

What will I learn?

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the detailed requirements and audit protocol of Global Standard for Consumer Products Issue 4 for both Personal Care and Household and General Merchandise
  • Prepare, deliver and report on a BRCGS audit
  • Understand practical auditing techniques, report writing and management of the BRCGS audit report
  • Prepare for a Lead Auditor role

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes


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