Tags: cold chain monitoring, cold chain audit, vaccine storage

Cold Chain Audit Solution

Cold Chain Compliance is a major issue for businesses in the food & pharmaceutical industries. Temperature controlled environments are required for products such as meat, plants, chemicals, vaccines, and pharmaceutical drugs from manufacturing to consumption. Not only are these industries required to comply with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards, but they are also required to undertake regular audits to ensure compliance, and to report instances of non-compliance.

Cold chain audit for vaccine integrity

Cold chain inspections are a critical part of maintaining vaccine integrity from manufacturing to administering the vaccine to patients. Vaccines exposed to temperatures outside the recommended ranges can have reduced potency and protection. The key to this is regular audits of all processes and sub-processes of the entire cold chain.

Rapid Audit as a Cold Chain Audit App

Rapid Audit is designed to protect businesses from risks and hazards by strengthening the audit process and making audit results available to stakeholders in near real time. With Rapid Audit you can identify risks and act before those risks become mistakes!

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Vaccine Storage Audit Checklist​

Safeguard your vaccine supply. Use this list to see where you might make improvements in your vaccine storage and handling practices.






 Does the practice have an up to date cold chain policy (reviewed within the last two years) that is accessible to all staff?

Have all staff handling vaccines, from receipt to administration, been trained to follow policies to ensure cold chain compliance?

Is a routine vaccine management review completed quarterly (audit of stock and temperature monitoring records)?


(if several fridges are used, complete one form per fridge)

 Is the refrigerator specialised for the storage of pharmaceutical products?

Is anything other than vaccines stored in the refrigerator (i.e. specimens, food & drink)?

Are there arrangements in place in the event of a refrigerator failure or power cut including back up facilities?

Are vaccines stored so that air can circulate around the vaccines?

Is the refrigerator properly ventilated and not located near any heat source, e.g. radiator,

Are there records of regular servicing, defrosting and cleaning as per manufacturers recommendations?