Reasons To NOT Address Compliance In Internal Audits
So - your registrar and your Quality Manager should be watching your systems compliance pretty closely. Your registrar will tell you any ‘significant’ change to your quality manual has to be submitted to them for approval and may require a re-audit of the change. Your Quality Manager is internally typically the one who is supposed to be ‘watching the systems’.
Your secondary line if defense is in your document control system. Changes are supposed to be reviewed and approved by ‘appropriate’ people. In your company, who is ‘appropriate’? In many companies it’s one person. In larger companies there are typically many people who can review and approve documents.
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