Introduction to Internal Audit

$299.00

This course provides information that assists the learner to understand why Internal Audits are done, by whom and how they are done. The course outlines the Internal Audit system, definitions, the planning phase, implementation and monitoring, verification practices, and documentation required for effective internal audits. Finally, the course aids the learner to understand the Internal Audit system’s functions.

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This course provides information that assists the learner to understand why Internal Audits are done, by whom and how they are done. The course outlines the Internal Audit system, definitions, the planning phase, implementation and monitoring, verification practices, and documentation required for effective internal audits. Finally, the course aids the learner to understand the Internal Audit system’s functions.

Learners will recognize that the end goal of well documented, effective audits is to be a resource to company management, making the investment in time and training worthwhile, because the resulting information can be utilized for strategic planning and other decision making.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe and define the various types of internal audits
  • Use a step by step guide to perform an internal audit
  • Conduct a pre-audit inspection of the facility
  • Prepare for third party audits
  • Use the 8 requirements of an effective internal audit system
  • Effectively write corrective action plans and perform risk assessments
  • Summarize the findings of the audit in a report format

Course Outline & Major Topics

  • Overview of Food Safety Management
    • Definitions
    • Prerequisite Programs
    • The HACCP System
    • The Regulatory System In Canada
    • Food Safety Culture
  • Food Processing Facility Systems
    • A Simple Order Processing System
    • Processing Sub-Systems
    • Systems Responsibilities
    • System Performance Measurement
  • Internal Audit Overview
    • What is an Internal Audit?
    • Types of Audits
    • Performing an Internal Audit
  • Requirements of an Internal Audit System
    • The Internal Audit System
  • A Qualified Internal Auditor
    • A Qualified Internal Auditor Criteria
    • Attributes of a Good Internal Auditor
  • Controlled Documentation Systems
    • Audit Records
    • Audit Scheduling
    • Audit Request Plan
    • Scheduling an Audit
    • A Typical Audit System
    • Corrective and Preventive Actions
    • Risk Analysis
    • Corrective and Preventive Action Plan
    • Verification Procedures
  • Management Input
    • Management Function
    • Auditees’ Responsibilities
    • Client Responsibilities
    • Working Environment
    • Inclusion of the Working Environment
  • Planning and Preparation
    • Audit Methods
    • Audit Tools and Forms
    • Documentation
  • Audit Team
    • Opening Meeting
    • Sample Audit Questions
    • Audit Non-Conformances
    • Closing Meeting
    • Audit Reporting
  • Close Out and Evaluation
    • Corrective Steps
    • Closing Steps
    • Audit Evaluation

*Receive a nationally recognized certificate for participation in this course

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Owners
  • Management and Supervisory
  • Quality Assurance Teams
  • Sanitation Teams
  • Food Safety Teams

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