• Scoring Criteria:
    1 Unacceptable - Risk to product e.g. Contamination - Raise NCR
    2 Poor
    3 Acceptable
    4 Good
    5 Excellent
    NA Element not appropriate for area being audited

  • - If a 1 is scored in an area - the whole area receives a 1 and an NCR is automatically raised.
    - If more than one 2 is scored in an area the area receives a 2 overall and an NCR is automatically raised.
    - If 2-5 is scored throughout the area, then the average score is used for that area.
    - The average of all scores are then used as the Total audit score, however if more than one area receives a 1 then the total audit score is 1.
    - Audits are conducted by an Auditor(QA or qualified internal auditor) along with a representative from the area being audited.

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Audit Details

  • Auditor Name and Signature

  • Area representative Name and Signature

  • Date Completed



  • Hair net - Are all employees wearing hairnet correctly (covers hair and ears). Are Beard Snoods being worn appropriately as required.

  • Uniforms - Are all employees adhering to uniform policy, are uniforms pocket-less, wearing correct uniform, clean with no rips or holes.

  • Footwear - Is Clean and appropriate footwear being worn by all employees

  • Hearing Protection - Is clean hearing protection being worn by all employees (as required)

  • PPE - Is PPE being worn correctly and appropriately i.e. Safety glasses, Is it removed outside of the production area?

  • Personal Items - No personal items found on line, no personal mobile phones, nothing in toolboxes or bumbags

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Personal Hygiene

  • Illness - Employees do not have evidence of Cold/Flu or Viruses

  • Band Aids - Employees do not have open cuts/abrasions or wounds, Only metal detectable band aids being worn?

  • Nails - No evidence of false nails/nailpolish being worn in the manufacturing area

  • Jewellery - Only plain wedding band to be worn (Medical, ethnic, religious by written approval only)

  • Eating/Drinking - No evidence of eating or drinking (other than authorised water bottles/water fountain), or smoking

  • Hand Washing - Hands Washed Upon Entry and sanitised or gloves changes at the appropriate frequency

  • Contractors and visitors are GMP compliant i.e. Hairnet, attire, snood.

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Pest Control

Pest Activity

  • Pest Activity - No evidence of Pest Activity in the area (i.e. Insects, webbing, tracks, droppings, feathers)

  • Pest Exclsuion - Doors/Walls/Ceilings have adequate seals and are kept closed. I.e. No light coming through, doors and windows sealed, pest stripping under doors

  • Pest Control - Pest Bait and Monitoring Systems are adequate in number, monitored and controlled

  • Pest Sightings log/register is available and in use

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Buildings and Equipment

Walls Floors Ceilings

  • Walls/Floors/Ceilings - Are all surrounding walls, floors and ceilings clean and in good condition.

  • Walls, Ladders and Steps are free of clutter

  • Are all Lights Covered with a shatterproof covering and in good working order

  • Are any ceiling vents or wall/floor vents or fans cleaned and in good condition?

  • Drains are clean and free from any objectionable odours. Drains have removable grates.

  • No evidence of condensation or water dripping from ceiling

  • Old or redundant equipment is clean and stored in such a way so as not to contaminate product or harbour any pests left in manufacturing areas

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Building Cleanliness

  • No Objectionable odours, smoke, dust or other airborne contaminants in the factory

  • Is the correct Colour Coding Cleaning equipment in good condition and being used for the right purpose. Is there adequate cleaning equipment in area

  • Cleaning Chemicals are being used correctly and all bottles and containers are labelled

  • Equipment is not stored or stacked next to walls

  • Pipes not in use have their ends sealed to prevent pest harbourage

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  • Tools - are being stored in toolbox or in allocated areas and not being stored on equipment

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Process Control

  • All documents are controlled and approved with version number and date by QA

  • Only Metal Detectable pens are being used in area and are secured

  • Workstations are neat and tidy

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Area Specific - Maintenance Workshop and Storage Areas


  • The maintenance workshop is clean and tidy

  • Cleaning chemical cage is locked and all chemicals appropriately labelled

  • Only food grade oils and lubricants are used on food contact surfaces and equipment. All lubricants are labelled either 'Food Grade' or 'Non Food Grade'

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Foreign Material Control

  • Equipment is in an acceptable condition, no evidence of paint chipping, broken parts

  • All Guards are in place and in good condition. No broken, chipped or cracked Perspex.

  • Hoses are cleaned and stored appropriately

  • No temporary repairs have been made using cable ties, string or tape

  • Is the Clean as you go policy evident - no evidence of spills not cleaned up, no pooled water.

  • No foreign material seen in area either on or offline, i.e. Wood, plastic, swarf, nuts, bolts etc

  • Are all out of the way areas i.e. Under equipment, corners, under tables, door handles, switches etc clean and tidy

  • Rags are not used. Only food grade disposable coloured cleaning cloths are permitted

  • Shoe cleaning (brush) is available at entrance/exit to maintenance workshop and evidence of use

  • No finished product containers (e.g. bread bags) are used to store anything on site except what is intended for.

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Work Practices

  • Maintenance signage is in place when equipment is under repair

  • After maintenance the area is left clean and food safe

  • Maintenance debris, waste and surplus parts are kept in a controlled manner

  • Temporary screening structures are erected during works (as required)

  • Only metal detectable cable ties are used

  • Hands washed entry to production area

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Maintenance Facilities

  • Hand wash signs are at Hand Wash Stations. Sufficient Hand Wash, Paper Towels and sanitiser are available

  • There is adequate supply of hot and cold water

  • Bins are in adequate numbers, tidy and regularly emptied

  • Waste disposal area is clean and organised

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