Re: ISO 9001:2015 Clause 7.5 7.5 - Is Review and Approval applicable to Records?
I would disagree based on your reference to your reference “a, b, and c”. When a record (retained document information) is completed the reviewer would not verify that the title, issue date, author and/or reference number (7.5.2, a) of the record as being suitable and adequate (7.5.2, d). Additional when the record was completed its format for recording information would not need suitability approval at each completion (7.5.2 b & c).
When I performed a line by line review of ISO 9001:2015, Clause 7.5.2 and found this clause to correlate to the control of document Clause 4.2.3 of ISO 9001:2008 as follows:
7.5.2, 1st Sentence: Formally 4.2.3.b
7.5.2.a: Formally 4.2.3.g
7.5.2.b: Taken from ISO 9000:2005, 3.7.2, Note 1
7.5.2.c: Formally 4.2.3.a, b, & g
I would say that this clause is indicating that the format and media for recording information as retained document information (record) must address these requirements before document issue (electronic or hard copy). An ongoing review of “a, b, and c” each time the document is used is not required.