Registered Establishment Audit and Performance Standards

Background

In order to manage phytosanitary risks, and as party to a number of international obligations which aim to protect plant health, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources regulates the export of plant and plant products. The regulatory requirements for Registered Establishments involved in the preparation and export of prescribed plants and plant products are outlined in the Export Control (Plants and Plant Products) Order 2011 (Plant Order) and Export Control (Prescribed Goods - General) Order 2005 (General Order). For the purpose of registration, Registered Establishments involved in the preparation and export of prescribed plants and plant products are subject to audits conducted by Plant Export Operations branch of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources​. Plant Export Operations have derived a set of performance standards from the Plant Order and the General Order, against which Registered Establishments are audited. Registered Establishments that do not satisfy the performance standards will be subject to greater scrutiny, including increased audit frequency, and possible suspension or revocation of registration by the Delegate. The Delegate is the individual within the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources delegated power by the Secretary under the Export Control Act 1982 to suspend or revoke the registration of Registered Establishments.

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Purpose

This document outlines the scope and process of audit for Plant Export Registered Establishments, and presents the performance standards against which they are assessed. The overarching audit framework and principles of the Plant Export Operations branch (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources) are outlined in the Plant Exports Audit and Verification Policy.

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Audit Program

Audit Types

Registered Establishments (establishments) are subject to both periodic and unannounced audits by Plant Export Operations auditors. Periodic audits are scheduled, whilst unannounced audits occur without advance notice being provided to establishment representatives. Unannounced audits can be triggered by poor audit history, repeated non-compliances, documentation anomalies, or credible information received which indicates non-compliance with the Plant Order or General Order.

Audit Frequency

Registered Establishments are subjected to a minimum of one periodic audit every 12 months. The frequency of periodic audits may increase based upon previous audit outcomes (further details can be found in section 3.8). For establishments operating on a seasonal basis, audit frequency may be adjusted to take into account the length of the operating season.

On-site Audit

The on-site component of a Plant Export Operations audit should commence with an entry meeting between the auditor/s and an establishment representative (or representatives). Entry meetings are used to ensure that the audit objectives, scope and process are clear, and to confirm the activities to be undertaken. In addition, the entry meeting presents an opportunity for an establishment representative/s to discuss workplace health and safety in relation to the audit scope. During an audit a representative of the establishment should be available to provide the auditor with necessary documentation and to accompany the auditor during inspection (if required). The on-site component of an audit concludes with an exit meeting which is used to present the audit findings, discuss corrective action requests (see section 3.9) and to discuss future actions.

Performance Standards

During periodic and unannounced audits, Registered Establishments are assessed for compliance against a number of ‘performance standards’. Performance standards are derived directly from the Plant Order and Export Control Order, and are used to determine whether or not establishments are compliant with these orders. The performance standards for Registered Establishments can be viewed in section 4 of this document.

Checklist items

Performance standards are organised into a standard set of ‘checklist items’. Checklist items are the specific areas an auditor will focus on within an audit. All checklist items are to be covered during an audit to ensure that establishments are assessed comprehensively and consistently. During an audit, checklist items are rated as ‘compliant’ (C), ‘non-compliant’ (NC) or ‘not-rated’ (NR). Checklist items are rated as compliant (C) if all of the performance standards are met, and non-compliant (NC) if any of the standards are not met. As Registered Establishments differ according to the types of commodities dealt with, when a checklist item is not applicable to the establishment it is recorded as not-rated (NR). For example, as a checklist item pertaining to raw product storage areas (such as silos or bunkers) is not applicable to Registered Establishments dealing in fruit and vegetables, the checklist item would be recorded as not-rated. The checklist items for Registered Establishments can be viewed in section 4 of this document.

Activities

The checklist items are further arranged in five ‘activities’. The five activities are as follows:

  1. Record Keeping
  2. Plans and Specifications
  3. Hygiene
  4. Pest Control
  5. Structural Requirements

During an audit, a score between 0 and 10 is determined for each activity, with the scores later being used to generate an overall audit score. Activity scores are determined by the number of compliant, non-compliant and not-rated checklist items contained within, and the judgement of the auditor. Further details of the scoring process for activities can be found in Attachment A, whilst details on the five activities can be found in section 4.

Activity Categories

Each activity differs in its relative importance depending on the type of registered establishment. For example, the hygiene activity is considered to be more important to an export pack-house establishment than to a forest-products establishment. Based upon these differences an ‘activity category’ of either ‘critical’, ‘major’ or ‘minor’ is assigned to each activity for different types of Registered Establishments. These activity categories give a weighting to each activity, which is combined with the activity scores in the process of determining an overall audit score. The weightings of the activity categories can be seen in the table below.

Activity category Weight
Critical 8
Major 4
Minor 2

A list showing the different types of registered establishments can be found in Attachment B. The activity categories assigned to different types of establishments can be viewed in section 4 of this document or in a consolidated table in Attachment C.

Audit Scores and Results

An overall audit score, which is expressed as a percentage, is determined for each audit. Establishments are automatically given an overall audit score of 0% if any activity with a ‘critical’ activity category weighting receives a score of 0-4. Despite these establishments receiving an overall audit score of 0%, scoring must be completed for any remaining activities. For establishments that do not fail a critical activity, the overall audit score is determined by a series of steps which includes combining the activity scores and the activity category weightings into a formula, the details of which can be seen in Attachment D. The overall audit score determines an ‘audit result’, which in turn informs Plant Export Operation’s course of action and periodic audit frequency. Details of this are described in the table on the following page.

Overall Audit Score Audit Results Action and Audit Frequency
0% Critical activity fail Refer to the Delegate for immediate action or suspension
0-49% Fail Refer to the Delegate
50-69% Marginal Next periodic audit within three months
70-79% Acceptable Next periodic audit within six months
80-100% Excellent Next periodic audit within twelve months

Corrective Action Requests (CARs)

CARs inform establishment representatives about areas of concern requiring corrective action. A CAR will be issued to establishments for each activity that contains non-compliant checklist items. Each CAR must address all associated non-compliant checklist items. CARs must be discussed, and should be issued, at an exit meeting. The auditor is responsible for determining a CAR ‘deadline for rectification’ based upon the phytosanitary risk posed by the non-compliance, and a reasonable timeframe for rectification to be actioned (with a maximum of 30 calendar days). It is the responsibility of establishment representatives to determine the course of action necessary to address the non-compliance. Prior to the deadline for rectification, and at the request of an establishment representative, deadlines for rectification can be extended twice, each for a period of up to 14 calendar days. Extensions are granted at the discretion of the auditor, as is the length of the extension. A CAR that has not been addressed to the satisfaction of the auditor by a deadline for rectification will be referred to the Delegate for potential suspension and/or revocation of registration.

Audit Report

A comprehensive Registered Establishment Audit Report will be issued to an establishment representative within 10 working days after completion of the audit.

Charging

All activities associated with audit are subject to a fee for service. These activities include preparation and post audit activities, and activities in response to corrective action requests. The amount of time spent on each audit is tracked by auditor/s in quarter hour intervals. The current Plant Exports fees and charges can be found on the Department’s website.

Suspension and Revocation

Non-compliance with the Plant Order or the Export Control Order by a Registered Establishment, as identified during audit, may constitute grounds for the suspension and revocation of registration. Audit failures and failures to meet deadlines for rectification are referred to the Delegate for further action. Should the Delegate decide to suspend the registration of an establishment, the representative of the establishment will receive written notice of an intention to consider suspension, which provides the opportunity to submit reasons as to why registration should not be suspended. Following submissions the Delegate may decide to suspend registration for up to two months. A suspended establishment will only be reinstated if it receives a score of 50% or more from a follow-up audit. If reinstated, the establishment will be audited within three months or during the following quarter, regardless of the follow-up audit score. Failure of the follow-up audit may result in the revocation of registration by the Delegate.

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Performance Standards

Record Keeping Activity

The maintenance of hygiene and pest control program records are required to assist auditors in monitoring the presence and effectiveness of hygiene and pest control programs. The record keeping performance standards are derived from requirements for Registered Establishments described in the Export Control Order under section 4.10 (Copy of certificate to be displayed), and the Plant Order under:

  • Schedule 3, paragraph 4, Records to be maintained
  • Schedule 3, paragraph 6, Operational and hygiene requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods.

The table below shows the activity category assigned to different Registered Establishment types for the ‘record keeping’ activity (activity 1).

Establishment Type

Activity Category Bulk terminal Hay requiring ARGT Nursery Freight forwarder Pack house Treatment facility Forest Products Baled Cotton Container packing facility
Critical  image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes              
Major     image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes
Minor                  

The table on the following page lists the checklist items, the performance standards associated with each checklist item, and references to the Plant Order and General Order, for the record keeping activity.

Record Keeping Performance Standards

Checklist items Performance standards Reference to Schedule 3 of the Plant Order:
1.1 Registration details
  • An Export Registration Certificate must be prominently displayed
  • The Export Registration Certificate must be current (if major changes have occurred an EX26 should have been completed)
  • The establishment must be operating within its registered operations
General Order 4.10
1.2 Hygiene program
  • A documented hygiene program is required (this should detail a cleaning schedule, cleaning and treatment procedures, and methods of recording cleaning and treatment activities)
  • At least two years* of cleaning records are required (this may include invoices)
4 (a); 6.1 (b)
1.3 Waste program
  • A documented waste program is required (this should detail a waste treatment/disposal schedule, waste treatment/disposal procedures, and methods of recording waste treatment/disposal activities)
  • At least two years* of waste disposal records are required (this may include invoices)
4 (a); 6.1 (b)
1.4 Pest control program
  • A documented pest control program is required (this should detail specified intervals for pest control checks and locations of pest control stations or product treated)
  • At least two years* of pest control program records are required. These should detail the following: dates of pest treatment or control; type of treatment or control (including the chemical, fumigant or other materials used); the reason treatments were required; records of additional checks to verify treatment was effective
4 (a); 6.1 (b)

1.5 Product Traceability

  • At least two years* of receival and dispatch records are required
  • At least two years* of rejected product records are required
4 (b)

*Note: For establishments operating for less than two years, records for the whole operating period are required.

Plans and Specifications Activity

These performance standards ensure that sufficiently detailed plans or diagrams giving the general structural and operational layout of the establishment can be provided to an auditor for evaluation. These documents assist an auditor in determining whether the layout of the establishment, or alterations/extensions/rearrangements to establishments, may result in contamination and infestation problems or affect sampling and inspection of prescribed goods. Notice of changes to a Registered Establishment that may result in residual infestation problems or that may affect sampling and inspection of prescribed goods must have been submitted in accordance with Schedule 3, clause 1 Application for registration of the Plant Orders (i.e. submitting an EX261). The plans and specifications performance standards are derived from requirements for Registered Establishments described in the Plant Order under:

  • Schedule 3, paragraph 2, Requirements for plans and specifications
  • Schedule 3, paragraph 3, Alterations, extensions and rearrangements to establishments

The table below shows the activity category assigned to different Registered Establishment types for the plans and specifications activity (activity 2).

Establishment Type

Activity Category Bulk terminal Hay requiring ARGT Nursery Freight forwarder Pack house Treatment facility Forest Products Baled Cotton Container packing facility
Critical                  
Major                  
Minor image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes

The table on the following page lists the checklist items, the performance standards associated with each checklist item, and references to the Plant Order for the plans and specifications activity.

Plans and Specifications Performance Standards

Checklist items Performance standards Reference to Schedule 3 of the Plant Order:

2.1 Locality map / site plan

  • A map showing the site in relation to the local area is required.
  • A site plan showing all salient features of the site and salient features of adjoining sites is required
2.2 (a); 2.2 (b)
2.2 Layout / floor plan
  • A consistent floor plan showing processing areas, all permanent fixtures, and layout of equipment, is required.
  • Notices of alterations, extensions and rearrangements to establishments that may result in residual infestation problems, or affect sampling and inspection of prescribed goods, must have been submitted to the Department (an EX26 should have been completed)
2.2 (c)

2.3 Product flow chart

  • A consistent product flow chart is required
2.2 (d)

Hygiene Activity

These performance standards are designed to ensure that registered establishments are maintained and operate in a hygienic condition to control pests and prevent cross-contamination of prescribed goods. The hygiene performance standards are derived from requirements for Registered Establishments described in the Plant Order under:

  • Schedule 3, paragraph 6, Operational and hygiene requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods.

The table below shows the activity category assigned to different Registered Establishment types for the hygiene activity (activity 3).

Establishment Type

Activity Category Bulk terminal Hay requiring ARGT Nursery Freight forwarder Pack house Treatment facility Forest Products Baled Cotton Container packing facility
Critical image of tick to indicate yes       image of tick to indicate yes     image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes
Major   image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes   image of tick to indicate yes      
Minor             image of tick to indicate yes    

The table on the following page lists the checklist items, the performance standards associated with each checklist item, and references to the Plant Order for the hygiene activity.

Hygiene Performance Standards

Checklist items Performance standards Reference to Schedule 3 of the Plant Order:

3.1 Surrounds (including receival areas)

  • Must be maintained in a hygienic condition in order to control pests and disease, and prevent cross-contamination of prescribed goods. Unhygienic conditions may be evidenced by the build up of unmanaged waste, residues, dirt, dust, weeds, uncontrolled pooling of water, or other contaminants on machinery and equipment, supporting structures, floors, walls, storage racks and similar areas
  • Toxic substances (such as rodenticides, fumigants, fungicides, and insecticides) and other contaminants must be stored and utilised in a way that ensures they do not contaminate prescribed goods, or contaminate areas used for the preparation or storage of prescribed goods
6.1; 6.2
3.2 Raw product storage areas (inc. silos and bunkers)
  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2
3.3 Processing/packing areas
  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2
3.4 Inspection areas
  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2
3.5 Passed as export compliant product storage areas
  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2
3.6 Product and export flow path
  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2
3.7 General storage areas
  • Same as above.
6.1; 6.2
3.8 Facilities
  • Hand washing and toilet facilities must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times
6.2; 6.4

3.9 Waste storage areas

  • Same as above
6.1; 6.2

Pest Control Activity

These performance standards are designed to ensure that registered establishments maintain effective pest control (including weeds) to ensure that prescribed goods avoid contamination. For the purpose of this activity weeds are defined as pests. The pest control performance standards are derived from requirements for Registered Establishments described in the Plant Order under:

  • Schedule 3, paragraph 6, Operational and hygiene requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods.

The table below shows the activity category assigned to different Registered Establishment types for the pest control activity (activity 4).

Establishment Type

Activity Category Bulk terminal Hay requiring ARGT Nursery Freight forwarder Pack house Treatment facility Forest Products Baled Cotton Container packing facility
Critical image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes     image of tick to indicate yes       image of tick to indicate yes
Major     image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes   image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes  
Minor                  

The table on the following page lists the checklist items, the performance standards associated with each checklist item, and references to the Plant Order for the pest control activity.

Pest Control Performance Standards

Checklist items Performance standards Reference to Schedule 3 of the Plant Order:

4.1 Surrounds (including receival areas)

  • Must be free of pests (including weeds, insect infestations, and animals such as rodents and birds)
  • Must be free of evidence of pest activity (including weeds) such as seeds, carcases or animal droppings
  • Must be free of infested/infestible materials and equipment such as waste products, old dunnage, or old equipment
6.1 (a); 6.3

4.2 Raw product storage areas (inc. silos and bunkers)

  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.3 Processing/packing areas
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.4 Inspection areas
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.5 Passed as export compliant product storage areas
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.6 Product and export flow path
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.7 General storage areas
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3
4.8 Waste storage areas
  • Same as above
6.1 (a); 6.3

4.9 Bait stations/traps

  • Bait stations and traps must be fit for purpose, in working order, and should be consistent with the establishment’s documented pest control program
  • The locations of bait stations and traps must correspond with the pest control program
6.1 (a); (b)

Structural Requirements

These performance standards are designed to ensure that Registered Establishments are designed, constructed and fitted to allow all operations for which the establishment may be registered to be carried out efficiently, effectively and hygienically. The structural-requirements performance standards are derived from requirements for Registered Establishments described in the Plant Order under:

  • Schedule 3, paragraph 5, Structural requirements for establishments preparing prescribed goods
  • Schedule 3, paragraph 3, Alterations, extensions and rearrangements to establishments

The table below shows the activity category assigned to different Registered Establishment types for the structural requirements activity (activity 5).

Establishment Type

Activity Category Bulk terminal Hay requiring ARGT Nursery Freight forwarder Pack house Treatment facility Forest Products Baled Cotton Container packing facility
Critical                  
Major image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes     image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes
Minor           image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes    

The table on the following page lists the checklist items, the performance standards associated with each checklist item, and references to the Plant Order for structural requirements activity.

Structural Requirements Performance Standards

Checklist items Performance standards Reference to Schedule 3 of the Plant Order:

5.1 All product handling and storage areas*

  • Design and construction of product handling areas must minimise contamination of goods during preparation
  • Design and construction of product handling areas must minimise entry points and harbourage for pests and diseases.
  • The design and construction of product handling areas need to allow effective cleaning of the floors and surrounds
  • The establishment must provide for the disposal of all waste material, including solids and liquids, in an efficient and hygienic manner
  • Areas where treatments are carried out must be adequately ventilated.
  • There must be adequate lighting for operations
5.1; 5.2 (a); (b); (c); (d); (e); (g)

5.2 Inspection areas (including sampling points)

  • Inspection facilities, such as benches, sampling equipment, and sampling points must be fit for the effective inspection of prescribed goods
  • There must be adequate lighting for inspections
5.4
5.3 Facilities
  • The establishment must provide adequate hand washing (including hand-drying) and toilet facilities
5.2 (f)
5.4 Machinery and equipment
  • The design and construction of the establishment must allow the effective cleaning of the machinery and equipment used in the preparation or handling of prescribed goods
5.2 (e)

*Note: All product handling and storage areas (5.1) includes the surrounds (inc. receival), raw product storage areas (inc. silos, bunkers), processing/packing areas, inspection areas, passed as export compliant product storage areas, general storage areas, and waste storage areas.

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Registered Establishment Activity Scoring Guidelines

In order to determine activity scores, the ratings of each checklist item contained within must first be determined. The rating of each checklist item depends on whether or not the associated performance standards are relevant or met. Checklist items are rated as compliant (C) if all relevant performance standards are met, non-compliant (NC) if any relevant performance standards are not met, or not-rated (NR) if the checklist item is not relevant to the particular establishment. A score between 0 and 10 is determined for each of the five activities based upon the judgement of the auditor and the number of compliant, non-compliant and not-rated checklist items contained within.

The score for each activity is determined in two steps. In the first step the auditor determines the score range for which the activity score will be allocated. In step two the auditor determines the activity score by allocating a score from within the range determined in step 1. The ranges, which are determined by the use of a table, are as follows:

0 – 4: The establishment performs poorly in meeting the performance standards within the activity.
5 – 7: The establishment performs satisfactorily in meeting the performance standards within the activity.
8 – 10: The establishment performs well in meeting the performance standards within the activity.

Step 1: To determine the score range for a activity score the number of checklist items that are rated in a activity (which is the total number of checklist items minus the number of not-rated (NR) checklist items) is referenced against the number of non-compliant (NC) checklist items in the following table.

Number of checklist items rated
Number of non-compliance   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0 5 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10
1 0 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10 8 - 10
2   0 0 - 4 0 - 4 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7
3     0 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4 5 - 7 5 - 7 5 - 7
4       0 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4 5 - 7
5         0 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4
6           0 0 - 4 0 - 4 0 - 4
7             0 0 - 4 0 - 4
8               0 0 - 4
9                 0

Step 2: The auditor determines the activity score by allocating a score from within the range determined in step 1. It is up to the auditor’s judgment as to what score is allocated from within the pre-determined range.

The five activity scores are later used to determine an ‘overall audit score’ (see Overall Audit Score Guidelines).

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List of Registered Establishement Types Establishment and Associated Commodities

Nursery

Seedlings, tube stock, nursery stock, stolons

Pack house

Fruit and vegetables, cut flowers - inline

Freight forwarder

Load out / Storage (cut flowers and all commodities)

Treatment facility

All commodities

Bulk terminal

Prescribed grain into vessel hold(s) and containers

Forest products

Logs, timber, woodchips

Baled cotton

Raw cotton

Hay requiring ARGT

Hay and straw, including hay requiring ARGT

Prescribed grain and plant products container packing facility

Prescribed grain and goods into containers

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Activity Categories Assigned to Activities by Establishment Type

  Nursery Pack House Freight Forwarder
Activity Activity Category Activity Category Activity Category
Record keeping Major Major Major
Plans and specifications Minor Minor Minor
Hygiene Major Critical Major
Pest control Major Critical Major
Structural requirements Major Major Major

 

  Treatment Facility Bulk Terminal Forest Products
Activity Activity Category Activity Category Activity Category
Record keeping Major Critical Major
Plans and specifications Minor Minor Minor
Hygiene Major Critical Minor
Pest control Major Critical Major
Structural requirements Minor Major Minor

 

  Baled Cotton Hay requiring ARGT Prescribed grain and plant products container packing facility
Activity Activity Category Activity Category Activity Category
Record keeping Major Critical Major
Plans and specifications Minor Minor Minor
Hygiene

Critical

Major Critical
Pest control Major Critical Critical
Structural requirements Major Major Major

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Overall Audit Score Guidelines

An ‘overall audit score’, which is expressed as a percentage, is determined for each audit. Registered Establishments are automatically given an overall audit score of 0% if any activity with a ‘critical’ activity category weighting receives a score of 0-4. For establishments that do not fail a critical activity, the overall audit score is determined by the following process.

Step 1: The first step is to calculate a ‘weighted activity score’ for each activity. This score is calculated by multiplying the activity score by the activity category weighting. For example, an establishment with a activity score of 6 for a activity with a critical rating (weighting = 8) receives a weighted activity score of 6 x 8, which equals 48.

Step 2: Next, a ‘maximum weighted activity score’ is calculated for each activity. This score is calculated by multiplying the activity category weighting by the maximum possible activity score (which is always 10, as the activities are scored out of 10). For example, an establishment whose record keeping activity is rated as critical (weighting = 8), the maximum weighted activity score is 8 x 10, which equals 80.

Step 3: The weighted activity scores for each of the five activities (produced in step 1) are added together to produce a ‘total weighted activity score’.

Step 4: The maximum weighted activity scores for each of the five activities (produced in step 2) are added together to produce a ‘total maximum weighted activity score’.

Step 5: The total weighted activity score (produced in step 3) is divided by the total maximum weighted activity score (produced in step 4) and then multiplied by 100 to produce the overall audit score which is expressed as a percentage.

The overall audit score is used to determine an ‘audit result’, which in turn informs the department’s course of action and periodic audit frequency (see section 3.8).

The above five steps used to calculate an overall audit score can be observed in ‘example scoring table 1’ which follows.

Example Scoring Table 1

Activities Activity Score (A) Activity Categor Activity Category Weight (B) Maximum Possible Actiivty Score (C) Weighted Activity Score (AxB) Maximum Weighted Activity Score (BxC)
Record Keeping 7 Critical 8 10 56 80
Plans and Specifications 5 Minor 2 10 10 20
Hygiene 7 Critical 8 10 56 80
Pest Control 7 Critical 8 10 56 80
Structural Requirements 8 Major 4 10 32 40
  Total=210 (D) Total=300 (E)

The overall audit score (%) = (D/E) x 100

i.e. (210/300) x 100 = 70% (next periodic audit within six months)

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1Ex26: Application for Registration or Notification to the Secretary of Change of Details of an Establishment

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