Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.

GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. Detailed, written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. There must be systems to provide documented proof that correct procedures are consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process – every time a product is made.

GMP is Applicable for all Sectors Including

Food Industry
Pharmaceutical
Cosmetic Industry
Textile Industry

With an in-depth knowledge and industrial experience in the code of GMP, together with an extensive international network of experts, SCP is able to identify and define your needs in conformance to GMP guidelines, be they compliance or validation requirements.

Intertek offers the following services:

  • Laboratory pre-auditing.
  • System training for ISO/IEC 17025 and CNAS.
  • Directives introduction and testing process demonstration.
  • Correlation sample testing and correction suggestion.
  • Laboratory management system and technical audits.

Additionally, SCP can provide professional advisory and management services for all your laboratories – helping you to train qualified laboratory professionals, get in-depth and correct understanding of hazardous substance testing methods set by different countries and establish comprehensive laboratory management systems.

The 5 P’s of GMP

It is paramount to the manufacturing industry to regulate GMP in the workplace to ensure consistent quality and safety of products. Focusing on the following 5 P’s of GMP helps comply with strict standards throughout the entire production process.

People

All employees are expected to strictly adhere to manufacturing processes and regulations. A current GMP training must be undertaken by all employees to fully understand their roles and responsibilities. Assessing their performance helps boost their productivity, efficiency, and competency.

Products

All products must undergo constant testing, comparison, and quality assurance before distributing to consumers. Manufacturers should ensure that primary materials including raw products and other components have clear specifications at every phase of production. The standard method must be observed for packing, testing, and allocating sample products.

Processes

Processes should be properly documented, clear, consistent, and distributed to all employees. Regular evaluation should be conducted to ensure all employees are complying with the current processes and are meeting the required standards of the organization.

Procedures

A procedure is a set of guidelines for undertaking a critical process or part of a process to achieve a consistent result. It must be laid out to all employees and followed consistently. Any deviation from the standard procedure should be reported immediately and investigated.

Premises

Premises should promote cleanliness at all times to avoid cross-contamination, accidents, or even fatalities. All equipment should be placed or stored properly and calibrated regularly to ensure they are fit for the purpose of producing consistent results to prevent the risk of equipment failure.

 

3 simple steps to apply for Certification

Step 1

Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

Step 2

Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an SCP Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

Step 3

Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by SCP. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

Why SCP ?

Our team of vastly experienced business councilors, assessors and auditors take a practical, down to earth approach ensuring management system certification is achieved simply and efficiently.

Our clients are varied and are involved in all types of business activities including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction, I.T., Distribution and other Services.

We achieve this by utilizing our highly trained, experienced staff, at SCP, we always ensure our clients are our top priority and that they are treated with professionalism and courtesy.                                

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