Possible Issues - II
Company procedures take precedence over local legislation
Unclear organization diagram
Inadequate training records
Subsidiaries of multinational companies may claim that company procedures or standards take precedence over local legislation. If this is claimed, it will be most unusual since all multinationals require local companies to conform first to local legislation. It will be worth exploring with the company what benefits are obtained by not conforming to local legislation.
Large organizations often move people around through promotion, training, recruitment or relocation. In so doing they can lose sight of the requirements of GMP. Managers can be promoted into positions for which they are not qualified or experienced.
Companies may not keep adequate training records even though people are apparently undergoing training.
As with small companies, large companies may have personnel policies that penalize people. The problem is that if people are not going to be paid when sick or injured, they may work on under circumstances that create a risk to the product. What happens when they have an open wound, for example?