I have just completed a first version of a risk assessment (powder blending operation), specifically for BRC 220.127.116.11- an assessment of methods used to reduce foreign body hazard (attached). I still need some hand holding here- I was hoping that someone with more experience could have a quick look and critique the document for me!
(1) For the score itself, should I be scoring this as if no control method existed (as I have done), or should that be scored with the applicable control method in place?
Am I being too conservative with the scores? I have probably erred on the side of caution here
What extra 'stuff' do I need for my two high risk categories, or are the control methods as stated sufficient? Should I say something about other machines such as X-ray?
Do you think this risk assessment format will be appropriate for the myriad other assessments required by BRC?
All advice gratefully received!
This clause is IMO another example of BRC playing stupid with the English language so as to (successfully) confuse people. I suggest you read through this related thread to see what I mean -
BRC (intrinsically) follows Codex, not FSMA. So afaik (1) above is not mandatory. I have personally never been able to understand what it means anyway, as variously discussed on this Forum/elsewhere. For example a flow chart for cooked food (almost) universally has the cooking step as a CCP/control measure. But how the heck can you make a cooked food without including a cooking step ?
There is no ideal risk matrix. i doubt BRC care regarding details as long as it/its results are "logical"
Personally I consider yr matrix over-biased towards severity rather than likelihood but others will disagree. Cells D/E seem unrelated to safety (to me). However It's likely a good matrix to generate lots of (safety) CCPs.
To understand a little more about matrices can see this recent thread -
(especially post 6 et seq)