I am currently on page 40 of an internal audit against metal detector codes of practice. Page 40. I've still got about a third to go at and if I'm honest, I don't audit against some of our smaller customer requirements because I need a life. I've been at most of the day and I'm nowhere near finished.
This is someone who managed to complete 8 (good quality) BRC audits on sections x.1, x.2 etc in one day. Do you know why it is? Most retailers decide to say the same thing in slightly different language. One retailer COP on the subject is 19 pages long. Another is 30 pages long.
If there are any UK retailers out there reading, for my sanity, please stop.
There are better ways to do this. I would cite Morrisons (however on metal detection not even they do this) but why not have "BRC plus" or if the BRC standard is lacking in detail (which, to be fair it is on metal detection) why not get together and work on some basic wording for a metal detector bolt on?
But ANYTHING is better than this ridiculous wading through of paper. I could cry. Also please, please sit down together and agree what is "right"! If I comply with all of one requirement on placement of pieces, I will be in contravention of another code of practice.
I like to treat every retailer like they can feel like they're my own. But please excuse me when I say YOU ARE NOT MY ONLY CONCERN!