We are pretty small - one manager has a couple departments (I got QA and HSE!) and we're all HR -
We each audit different areas at a time for inspections (warehouse does the walk through for maintenance, packaging does the walk through for warehouse, etc) . I've trained them all and given them lazer pointers to look up, and we have a short list of 4-5 issues we've been seeing lately to look for.
Since I can not audit my own work, our plant manager took HACCP/Internal Auditor/SQF implementation courses so that he would be able to audit my work. You can easily argue that he is not independent as he oversees all operations, but I'm just hoping it doesn't come to that. He is also my designated back up, so needs all of the training I have, and he's my boss, so he needs to understand my work. It's like 3 birds.
He only took the HACCP/SQF implementing course as a pre req to take the internal auditor course/training to be back up, but I can not tell you how immensely it has helped Management Commitment. Even the HACCP class was eye opening to him - that's the reason we have an active HACCP team that really evaluates all risks together (before, it was like "QA, evaluate the risks for us / what can we do to pass the audit") .
Edited by magenta_majors, 26 November 2014 - 11:39 AM.