Control of Forms

#1
Hello,

I have a question. In a paper-based system, how are forms controlled in other companies? Procedures are signed off by various reviewers/approvers on the cover page. But we've never had a good system to control the forms. The current system is that the forms are attached to the SOPs, but if you are modifying the form only, like changing one word, then the entire SOP has to be printed; is there an improved way to do this? How can forms be standalone documents and be approved through document control? I don't have too much experience with document control.

Thank you.
 

Ajit Basrur

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#2
Hello snoopy2017,

We have several threads on this subject. Refer the below thread titles and if you feel your questions has not been addressed, please come back :)

Control of Forms - Do forms need to be controlled?

Control of Forms - Considering removing forms from our procedures

Control Of Customer Survey Forms and Related Forms

Controlled Forms - To what extent do forms need to be controlled?

EDIT: Dead links to old forum posts temporarily removed. Please Search for the threads here.
 
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ScottK

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#3
Hello,

I have a question. In a paper-based system, how are forms controlled in other companies? Procedures are signed off by various reviewers/approvers on the cover page. But we've never had a good system to control the forms. The current system is that the forms are attached to the SOPs, but if you are modifying the form only, like changing one word, then the entire SOP has to be printed; is there an improved way to do this? How can forms be standalone documents and be approved through document control? I don't have too much experience with document control.

Thank you.
Do you have a Document Change Request form as part of your process?
I've always run with that in paper systems... for any document change you fill out a change request form which is logged and assigned a control number.
That way forms can be controlled as stand alone documents and don't have to be incorporated into a procedure.
 
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