Establish a good professional understanding with your local inspector so they have a clear idea of how the group operates and collaborates.
Agree some basic ground rules with the inspector. It will make inspections easier and will give them comfort about your PCN standards.
- Agree the standard: Show them your common system and agree what both sides should expect
- Explain your standard approach and how it works: Agree that this meets requirements and hear out concerns
- If you have a manager’s manual on compliance, submit this copy for the record
- Share your experience with PCN members to help them prepare
For Groups with branches, aim for a single/combined audit where possible – This allows collaboration and to prepare together