Internal Auditing Principles & Methodology Workshop

Your Internal Auditing Team may have extensive experience and training in Food Safety Management Systems, but as the Food Safety Team Leader, you are finding that the audits are ineffective and that the team is failing to highlight system deficiencies.

The audits may be conducted half-heartedly or without any focus and you are now beginning to question the value of your own Internal Auditing Programme. Perhaps it’s time for a quick refresher to get the auditing team motivated and back on track. This workshop will provide you with alternative ways for effective auditing, focusing on the current weaknesses within your own internal auditing programme.

The workshop is fast-paced and customized around your organization’s current Internal Auditing Programme, assessing the current weaknesses, and finding new, better and more effective tools or methods to improve the effectiveness of the Internal Auditing Programme. You will be provided with useful templates to use for your own internal audits. 

Are you finding that your internal audits are not as effective as they should be? Are your internal auditors not finding process deviations? Is the quality of your audits not where it should be? Then this course is exactly what you need.

You will learn:

  • how to compile your audit schedule
  • the importance of planning and how things can go wrong if
    this is not done properly
  • about the audit cycle
  • how to raise audit findings and write these clearly so that
    auditees understand them
  • corrective actions and root cause analysis
  • how to compile an audit report
  • how to verify the proper close-out of audit findings
  • the importance of tracking and trending

Any staff member who is part of your audit team

  • Introduction to Food Safety and Quality
  • Food Safety legislation in SA
  • GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
  • ISO 22000 and BRCGS requirements for auditing
  • Overview of PRPs / GMPs
  • Types of audits
  • Auditing tools
  • ISO 19011 as the basis for auditing methodology
  • Deming Cycle – PDCA
  • Objectives of audits
  • Benefits of audits
  • Principles of auditing
  • Prepare your audit programme
  • Notification of the auditee
  • Preparation of checklist
  • Conduct the opening meeting
  • Conduct an audit
  • Raise and categorise audit findings
  • Conduct the closing meeting
  • Prepare the audit report
  • Circulate the audit report
  • Follow-up and close-out of audit findings
  • Group activities, case studies and role-play ensures a practical component to the training
  •  The Workshop can be tailored to ensure that problem areas are addressed
  • Presented by trained lead auditors
  • Handy Auditing Templates are provided
  • The Audit assignment required in your own workplace will provide immediate benefit

Audit assignment, knowledge test

This course is fast-paced. All delegates attending should have an excellent level of literacy.


2 Days

Certification type


Course dates

2024-05-16 Book Now

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