FSSC 22000, SQF, BRCGS and ISO 22000 Project Plan
Determining your project goals
In order to start planning, you will need to determine what your goals are for the project. Answer these questions:
- When will you start your project?
- When does your company want to have the certificate in hand?
The answer to these questions will determine your timeline. The shorter the time frame allowed for the project, the more resources the project will demand during implementation. It is important to know what your goal is because other dates will be determined by this information.
Find out if there are company goals, are there clients that are requesting certification, or other circumstances that will determine the date? Your date may be revised later. You will use this as a target date, and as we move along to assigning teams and creating the tasks lists you will be able to determine if the date is realistic. It will depend on what you currently have in place for your quality system, and how many resources you have available for the project.
It is important to determine who will be leading this project. Are you the Food Safety Team Leader/HACCP Team Leader? If so, you should be the project manager. Your organization will also need to clarify who makes up “Top Management”. The standard has requirements to be fulfilled by Top Management, and the sooner they are involved in this project the better.
- Who is your project manager?
- Who makes up Top Management at your organization?
- Who should be on the Steering Team?
This team will play an important role in planning, coordinating, and providing resources for the project. What is the Steering Team?
Create a project timeline
The Steering Team will assign task teams, and prepare a Gantt chart identifying the timeline for the teams.
Plan a date for employee training
You will want your employees to be aware of the project, what will need to be done, who will be involved, and why you are implementing FSSC, SQF, BRCGS, or ISO 22000. Choose a date that is after the planning meeting discussed above. That way you can decide if some people that will be involved in the project need more detailed training, and you can let employees know who will be working on the project.
Complete employee training before the Task Team meetings so individuals involved in the task groups are trained before their first meeting.
How we help you achieve Certification:
Registrar Corp provides you with the knowledge and tools that you need for a successful certification project. Our online training programs walk you through each step of designing, documenting, and implementing your system so you are ready for your certification audit. You may register for the courses one by one, or order the complete series in our FSSC 22000 Complete Training Package, SQF Complete Training Package, or BRCGS Complete Training Package. For a facility-wide training solution, order our FSSC 22000 Premium Package, SQF Premium Package, or BRCGS Premium Training Package. This package provides your project leader with theCcomplete Training Package as well as multiple log-ins to allow you to train others in your management team, food safety team, and internal audit team.