We are reviewing our current site security process/procedures and we have a number of scenarios with which we are unclear would satisfy the BRC Storage and Distribution requirements, in particular to food vulnerability.
- A courier delivery driver arrives on site not to collect or deliver a customer’s products but is to deliver supplies. With the complexity of the site (we share the site with 2 other sister companies and the roadways on site can be a little confusing if not familiar!) the driver gets lost, parks up and enters the first visible door that they see. This takes them into a food warehouse to seek assistance. Would this be deemed a breach against the standard?
- A third party driver who we are expecting arrives on site, checks in at our goods in desk. They are then told to go back to their vehicle on the transport yard and await collection. However, the driver walks to our canteen area via a covered operational area where goods are stored awaiting receipt into the warehouse. Would this breach the standard?
- 3rd party driver who is new to the site has been booked in to collect goods. We have no record he been made aware of our Gastric Upsets and infectious disease policy but the company who he is working fore are aware of this requirement. Because he was pre booked in for collection and his paperwork matched what was expected at the gate house, the security team let them through without further checks. He has to drive into our enclosed canopy area for the collection, goods are located in this area awaiting loading and awaiting put away into the warehouse. Would this be deemed as a breach against the standard?
I'm not sure if any other S&D sites are seeing changes in how they are being audited? I've certainly noticed, certainly in the last three years the interpretation of a clause seems to be stretching more and more and year on year I find myself challenging the thought process of an auditor. I want to try and pre empt any further stretching.......
As ever all your thoughts wisdom and support are ever appreciated