How to Stay Compliant With Standards and Regulations
In a chemical manufacturing company it is essential to comply with standards and regulations. When an audit occurs, your company should be well prepared to pass the inspection successfully. During an audit anything can become a subject of investigation – even your employees. Therefore, it makes sense to ensure your employees are trained and know about relevant regulations.
Everything starts with research
Before you can start training your employees, you need to do some research in order to understand your company’s needs. You should ask yourself the following questions:
- Which guidelines are relevant for us to follow?
- What certifications form a part of our product supply chain?
- Do we need external assistance from a consultant or will an online course be sufficient?
Build up your training team
Every project needs a team and someone to lead it. You should think about training your team leader first to ensure that they are qualified to lead such a group. Formal training, manuals and further materials help to conduct in-house training sessions no matter what the topic is.
Train employees about industry related standards and regulations
You need to make sure that all employees in your company receive the same level of training. You also need to ensure that this is integrated into your company policy so that new employees always receive the same training after they have been hired.
Keep your employees informed
Your project team is not only responsible for training your employees, it is also important that it informs about relevant compliance topics. These can be quality guidelines or standard protocol measures. Providing signs and posters as reminders of your procedures is a good way to ensure that your employees stick to your product quality measures.
Monitor your quality measures frequently
Having quality measures in place is a good first step but it doesn’t help if your employees don‘t follow them. You need to monitor the measures regularly in order to ensure compliance with regulations and standards in your company.
Further information on this topic:
Forbes -5 Tips for Successful Small Business Employee Training (https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekappel/2018/02/07/5-tips-for-successful-small-business-employee-training/#4e941e3a5cc9)