Internal Audit

Greetings Everyone,

I'd like to raise a question.

I've been appointed recently in a firm as a quality coordinator responsible for the ISO 9001:2015,I noticed that operating procedures were established long time a go with no updated version.

Do you suggest that I revise them with the concerned departments and see if any updates are there,or shall we conduct internal audit right away to check procedure validity ?

Waiting for your feedback...

Thank you


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QMS and Policy & Procedures
by: AbdurRahman Farooq

According to ASQ (American Society of Quality): a quality management system (QMS) is defined as a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives.
Keeping in view the aforementioned definition, the quality department must review the policies and procedures to measure their validity, and applicability from time to time in liaison with the concerned process ownners.

Quality Management System- Review
by: Sivaraam Duraisamy

Quality Management System is to be reviewed to ensure that current practices are matching with the content of the Quality Manual, Procedure Documents, Templates, Formats, Checklists etc.

In a longer run, the probability of changes in the process of developing a product, providing service is more. So it is good to do a review.

I suggest to add a practice to document the review the QMS related artifacts at defined interval and record that activity. If there no changes, a note may be added stating that this artifact is reviewed and found no changes are needed.

Importance of document revision status
by: Augustine Hove

You should definitely review all procedures for adequacy and effectiveness incase there have been changes since they were 1st commissioned. To set precedence & improve on your document control i strongly suggest you add a document revision number & date for future changes and tracking of changes.

Document updates
by: Richard Billings

Yes, they should be reviewed and updated by the owners, not quality.

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