Training Courses

Training is provided both on-site (throughout South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world) and publicly (in Cape Town, Paarl & Johannesburg).

Food Safety Management

ISO/FSSC 22000 Management Session

An effective food safety management system can only reach its full potential if top management commitment is evident. This course is aimed to ensure buy-in from top management in order to support the effective implementation of the food safety management system.

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FSMS ISO 22000:2005 Lead Auditor based on FSSC 22000

Overview This course is a CQI and IRCA Certified training course, course 1753. Auditing in an organisation is aimed at reducing and managing risks. Auditors involved in the certification process have a responsibility towards the organisation in identifying food safety risks and projecting a professional image with regards to certification. The success of the internal

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ISO 22000:2005 Implementation

Overview ISO 22000:2005 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. Certification to this standard will afford organisations in the food chain an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards and to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. It is applicable

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FSSC 22000 Version 4 Implementation (Advanced HACCP)

Overview FSSC 22000:2011 provides a comprehensive approach to food safety management and is aimed at those organisations involved in the manufacturing step of the food chain. It combines the ISO 22000:2005 food safety management standard with the technical standards, such as ISO/TS22002-1 that will be covered during this course as well as FSSC22000 additional requirements. 

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Internal auditing of food safety management systems and supplier auditing (based on ISO 19011 and BRC and/or ISO/FSSC 22000)

Overview An effective internal audit system is a fundamental requirement of any management system. This workshop covers the requirements of food safety and quality management systems as well as the principles of internal and supplier auditing - just what you need to conduct audits that add value to your organisation. Practical examples and activities develop

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HACCP workshop for clients with ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000

Overview FSSC/ISO 22000:2005 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for a food safety management system. Certification to this standard will afford organisations in the food chain an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to control food safety hazards and to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption. It is applicable

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HACCP (for clients with BRC Food and SANS 10330:2007)

Overview Many organisations are faced with the daunting task of implementing an effective HACCP system, but lack the know-how of getting started. Some companies implement HACCP, but struggle to ensure that the team takes ownership or have a situation that despite having implemented HACCP, food safety is not ensured. This course starts with a brief

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HACCP (SANS10330:2007) Refresher

Overview HACCP teams often need to be reminded of the requirements of the HACCP system. In some organisations where the HACCP system has been implemented for a time, it needs to be improved. This workshop provides HACCP teams with the opportunity to refresh their memories as to the requirements of an effective food safety management

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BRC Issue 7 Global standard for food safety implementation

Overview Companies supplying products to the United Kingdom are required to achieve BRC certification to the Global Standard for Food Safety. This course provides an in-depth discovery of the requirements of the BRC standard. Practical guidance for implementation of the 7 clauses of the BRC standard is provided. BRC is a GFSI-benchmarked standard.  An overview

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Effective implementation of good manufacturing practice (GMP/PRP) based on SANS10049

Overview Many of the food recalls occur as a result of poorly established or maintained GMPs, or a violation thereof.  This course is aimed to explain the purpose of GMPs/PRPs and to change the behaviours of those who can influence the effective implementation thereof in a way that they will be adhered to on an

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HACCP (Codex) workshop for clients with SANS10330

Overview Many of the food recalls that occur are due to the fact that GMPs were not well established, violated or not maintained. Food safety management systems should be effective in controlling food safety hazards. This course is targeted at supervisors, as they play a vital role in influencing the effective implementation of GMPs and

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Food safety for maintenance staff

Overview Many of the food recalls occur as a result of poorly established or maintained GMPs, or a violation thereof.  This course is aimed to explain the purpose of GMPs/PRPs and to change the behaviours of those who can influence the effective implementation thereof in a way that they will be adhered to on an

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Pre-requisite Standard ISO/TS22002-1

Overview The technical specification ISO/TS22002-1 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing and maintenance of a prerequisite programme for food manufacturers. Although this standard was developed as an extension to clause 7.2.3 of ISO22000 it is applicable to all organisations involved in the manufacturing of the food chain and can be used as a basis for

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Basic food hygiene

Overview Staff on the shop floor has a major impact on the production of safe food. This course is aimed to change behaviours of shop floor staff in such a way that they act responsibly at any time during the operation, day and night, with regards to good manufacturing practice. The Progress Excellence Approach Short,

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Control of micro-organisms in the food manufacturing environment

Overview Micro organisms play an enormous role in the food industry, both for manufacturers and consumers of products. It is required that food manufacturers control micro organisms in order to prevent spoilage of products, and specifically pathogens to prevent illness. This workshop will provide delegates with a basic background of microbiology in order to understand

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Introduction to food safety management systems

Overview Quality Managers and other management staff are often faced with the daunting task of deciding which food safety standard to implement. Furthermore, many organisations implement these systems, but they are not implemented in such a way to achieve the maximum benefit for the company.  This course is aimed to equip staff with the knowledge

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Quality Management

ISO 9001 Management Session

Overview An effective quality management system can only reach its full potential if top management commitment is evident. This course is aimed to ensure buy-in from top management in order to support the effective implementation of the quality management system. The Progress Excellence Approach Course material is designed to discover the role of management in

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ISO 9001:2015 Implementation

Overview Without satisfied customers, an organisation cannot survive. ISO 9001 provides a tool that can be utilised to enhance and support business processes in such a way that will ensure customer satisfaction. With the use of the PDCA cycle, continuous improvement of product and service quality can be assured which leads to business growth. This

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ISO 9001 Bridging Workshop

Overview ISO9001:2008 was revised and the new version, ISO9001:2015 published. Certified companies must convert their current systems to incorporate the requirements of the new Standard. This workshop highlights the differences between the Standards clause-by-clause, and will enable delegates to identify the aspects that have to be amended in order to conform to the new requirements.

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ISO 9001 Awareness Workshop

Overview Without satisfied customers, an organisation cannot survive. ISO 9001 provides a tool that can be utilised to enhance and support business processes in such a way that will ensure customer satisfaction. As relevant for any Standard, buy-in from all levels within the organisation is required to ensure that a sustainable system that can make

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Laboratory Management

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Implementation for testing laboratories

Overview The ISO/IEC17025 accreditation of any testing laboratory is deemed as one of the top most achievements, as this shows the laboratory is functioning on an international standard of testing. ISO 17025 requirements can be applied to chemical and microbiological testing laboratories and enables certification of results. This code specifies both the managerial and technical

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Internal auditing of laboratory management systems (ISO/IEC17025:2005)

Overview An effective internal audit system is a fundamental requirement of the laboratory management system. This workshop covers the requirements from ISO/IEC17025 from an auditing perspective as well as the principles of internal auditing - just what you need to conduct internal audits that add value in to your laboratory. Practical examples and activities develop

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Laboratory methods for non-scientists

Overview Laboratory personnel are held accountable for the accurate analyses of samples. Results are used by production and logistics staff or external clients as the basis for major decisions, however the level of technical training on laboratory methods, both chemical and microbiological are, in many cases, below average. Often, laboratory analysts do not have formal

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ISO/IEC17025:2005 Awareness for testing laboratories

Overview The ISO/IEC17025 accreditation of any testing laboratory is deemed as one of the top most achievements, as this shows the laboratory is functioning on an international standard of testing. ISO 17025 requirements can be applied to analytical, chemical and microbiological testing laboratories and enables the certification of results. Accreditation is not only applicable to

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SHE

ISO 14001 Implementation

Overview ISO 14001:2004 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. The standard requires that organisations control environmental aspects. The standard is applicable to organisations who wish to: Implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system. Assure itself of its conformance with its own stated environmental policy. Demonstrate conformance to

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OHSAS18001 Implementation

Overview OHSAS 18001:2007 is an international standard which specifies the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system. The standard requires that organisations control occupational health and safety hazards. The standard is applicable to organisations who wish to: Implement, maintain and improve their occupational health & safety system. Assure itself of its conformance with

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ISO14001 & OHSAS18001 Implementation

Overview ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18000:2007 are international standards which specify the requirements for environmental and occupational health and safety management systems. The standards require that organisations control environmental aspects and occupational health and safety hazards. The standards are applicable to organisations who wish to: Implement, maintain and improve their environmental and occupational health &

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Other

Food Defence workshop (VACCP & TACCP)

Overview Requirements for food fraud and food defence have been written into various Standards, such as IFS, BRC and FSSC22000 version 4. Both of these topics deal with intentional adulteration, designed to either yield economic gains for the criminal or to cause harm to the consumer, contrary to HACCP, which is designed to control unintentional

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Supplier Quality Assurance

Overview In the continuing quest to boost profits, sustain efficiency and respond to market change, organisations are depending ever-increasingly on the quality of their suppliers. This workshop explains how to establish and formalise a supplier quality assurance programme to select, approve and monitor the performance of suppliers. An effective quality assurance system allows an organisation

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Management System Administration

Overview The effectiveness of food safety and quality management systems are often dependent on the manner in which these are administrated. The purpose of a food safety and quality management system is to enhance the business; therefore, sound administration of such a system should be evident. This course is designed to enable delegates an insight

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Root Cause Analysis

Overview The corrective action system is a fundamental requirement of any management system, whether it is BRC, IFS, ISO/FSSC22000 or ISO9001. In many organisations, this system is often not implemented with success to make a difference to the bottom line. Many organisations struggle with the same problems on an ongoing basis. This course is aimed

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