One of the best things about the increasing uptake of ISO management systems by Australian businesses, is that it is also creating a great range of job opportunities for internal and lead auditors. Auditing is a fantastic career for individuals with an enquiring mind, an eye for detail, a keen interest in systems and the ability to communicate at all levels.
There are thousands of ISO management systems, covering everything from quality assurance to environmental management, so auditors are able to choose a specialist area. For example, at the moment, there is an increasing demand for food safety auditors around the world.
Those wishing to enter this field of expertise need to undertake FSSC 22000 lead auditor training - sometimes called ISO 22000 lead auditor training.
Food Safety So Important
FSSC/ISO 22000 is a food safety management system based on ISO principles, with risk management as its main objective. And you only need to Google 'food safety' to see what a huge risk contaminated food can pose.
The course is best suited to those with experience in food safety, and management systems, with prior knowledge of either ISO 22000 or the equivalent. It is a very comprehensive course, covering everything you need to become a proficient FSSC 22000 or ISO 22000 lead auditor.
ISO 22000 is a family of food safety management standards designed to help businesses identify and control food safety hazards. Being International Standards is very relevant, as so many food products cross national boundaries these days.
ISO 22000 Being Revised
Now is a very relevant time to consider ISO 22000 lead auditor training, as the Standard is currently under revision, with the new version to be available in 2017.
Whilst practically the same, there is a small difference between FSSC 22000 and ISO 22000. FSSC 22000 uses ISO 22000 as its base, but is not as broad in scope as the International Standard, which covers all food-based organisations.