ISO 9001: 2015 – Fewer Procedures?

A collective sigh of relief! The new version of ISO 9001 contains fewer prescriptive requirements.

Much will be made of the fact that ISO 9001: 2015 has no requirements for procedures but it does have requirements for documentation.

Clause 7.5 ‘Documented Information’ deals with documented information and is split into 3 sub-clauses – general, creating and updating and control.

You must decide what information you wish to retain, how these are updated and controlled and adequately protected.

So, you justify the controls you have in place regarding documentation. Don’t document procedures for the sake of it, but ensure they exist where control is required.

This is the last in a series of posts regarding the new standard, which will be published at the end of 2015. If you have any questions, just get in touch.

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