ISO 9001:2008 4.2 Documentation - Where to put a Procedure

I

IMS Manager

#1
Hi Folks,

JUst a quick quection.....

I'm preparing a procedure Titled Documentation and just wondering if it should be included as part of the Document Control and Record Control Procedure or if it should be kept separate?

I've seen both but just interested on what you all think.

Cheers,

IMS Manager
 
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Marc

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#3
<snip> I'm preparing a procedure Titled Documentation and just wondering if it should be included as part of the Document Control and Record Control Procedure or if it should be kept separate? <snip>
It really is up to you and how complex you want procedures. It looks like you want to put in an over view of how your documentation system as a whole is integrated. Is that the idea?
 

Marc

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#5
You could put it in the quality manual, for what that's worth, since it is a high level "document" and will probably be very short.

Typically documentation, how it is structured, etc., is up the each company and their needs. Obviously large multi-nationals are going to have more complex documentation systems. Conversely, I have seen small, non-complex companies (under 50 people) that put their few procedures in their quality manual.
 

Randy

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#7
OK clarify...Your intending to write a procedure for 4.2 Documentation?

4.2 is nothing but a title clause, it has no requirements to address in a procedure, in fact neither do 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 because they are descriptive clauses stating what minimums must be in place for minimum system documentation so you don't write procedures on them either, you just do what they require (create required documentation)

4.2.3 & 4.2.4 though require procedures because they provide the methods you have to document to control those things mandated in 4.2.1 & 4.2.2
 
I

IMS Manager

#8
Hi Randy,

In a way it was answered by Marc before.

I've included information in the Quality Manual and what I wanted to and have done is just expand on what the documentation such as management plans and the like need to include in them as a minimum.

I've seen similar done in previos companies I worked for as well.

Thanks for your input. I was curious as to how others interpreted the standard.

I hope I have explained myself well enough.

Thanks again all :)
 
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