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SQF Code 2.9.1-Training


Best Answer erin.m.v, 29 February 2016 - 09:42 PM

We did refresher training on everything before our first re-certification audit because everything was so new the first time around that it made sense to do a complete review after our first year.  For our facility, doing all of that training every year is unnecessary, so this year (our second re-certification), we took another look at everything (and called it a "training needs analysis") and cut way back. 

 

Moving forward, we are using 3 different training frequencies:

  • There are some programs that we will only do initial training for new hires and then refresher training as needed (e.g., employee disciplinary process);
  • Some programs we will continue to train on annually (e.g., receiving, shipping, GWPs, site security) (or as needed); and
  • Other programs we will train on every 3 years (more frequently if something changes or as part of corrective action).

 

My interpretation of the Code is that we just have to have thought about what is needed and used that information to establish the training system.  I outlined our system and why we decided on it in our Employee Training Program document. 

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#1 kay-16

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:32 PM

When reading through this code, I am not seeing how often training should be done. Whether monthly, quarterly or yearly.

Could someone clarify this for me?

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 07:30 PM

We do our refresher training on a yearly basis. Our auditor at least finds no fault in this.

 The code says;

 

2.9.6.1 The training program shall include provision for identifying and implementing the refresher training needs of the organization

 

so I would say that you must decide what works for your organization and commit to it. Demonstrate that it is effective and you shouldn't have a problem.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:42 PM   Best Answer

We did refresher training on everything before our first re-certification audit because everything was so new the first time around that it made sense to do a complete review after our first year.  For our facility, doing all of that training every year is unnecessary, so this year (our second re-certification), we took another look at everything (and called it a "training needs analysis") and cut way back. 

 

Moving forward, we are using 3 different training frequencies:

  • There are some programs that we will only do initial training for new hires and then refresher training as needed (e.g., employee disciplinary process);
  • Some programs we will continue to train on annually (e.g., receiving, shipping, GWPs, site security) (or as needed); and
  • Other programs we will train on every 3 years (more frequently if something changes or as part of corrective action).

 

My interpretation of the Code is that we just have to have thought about what is needed and used that information to establish the training system.  I outlined our system and why we decided on it in our Employee Training Program document. 


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