So, as mentioned, I'm the new Assistant to my company's SQF Practitioner who also happens to be our EHS/FS Director (getting my Certs soon). I'm only a little over 1 month into this whole SQF business as we work toward SQF Level 2 Certification. We are a growing 30-year-old Gourmet Chocolate Manufacturer with about 30-50 employees.
Anyway, I was very surprised this morning when I learned that we DO NOT have a "Pre-Production Checklist" of any kind that we're using on a daily basis before (or at the beginning) of 1st Shift!
So, I was wondering if anyone knows of any FREE TEMPLATES that I could customize and begin to use here as soon as possible. Better yet, perhaps if you're in the same space as me, and working for a similar company, then maybe you could be so kind as to share what you're currently using (I will publicly promise to "owe you one" -- except my next child if my wife and I have another!).
All kidding aside, I don't think I'm wrong to assume that this just seems like basic "Best Practice" whether you're applying for SQF Certification or not and I'd really like to try to implement something like a Checklist that I can walk around with each morning that will be helpful and not just something I'm doing to play the part of SQF Guy, you know?
What I'm getting hung up on (being so new to all of this SQF stuff let alone a role like this one!) is trying to figure out what types of items I should even include on a Daily Checklist like this. I mean, what should be on it that is both "Best Practice" and "SQF Compliant" for a Candy Manufacturer like ours?
As always, thanks in advance for your time and help as it's greatly appreciated!