What are Organisational Structure, Responsibility and Management Authority?
The Company shall have an organisational structure, which clearly ensures job function, responsibility and reporting relationships of those staff whose activities affect product safety, legality and quality are clearly defined and documented.
1 The Company’s Directors shall ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities and mechanisms are in place to monitor the effectiveness of their operation.
2 The Company shall ensure that levels of responsibility and accountability are clearly defined for key staff involved with product safety, legality and quality systems and these staff are fully aware of their responsibilities. There shall be appropriate arrangements in place, to cover for the absence of key staff.
3 The Company shall have a system in place, to ensure that it is kept informed of all relevant legislation, product safety issues, legislative, scientific and technical developments, and Industry/Customer Codes of Practice.
4 Job descriptions should be in place for all key staff.