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

R.S

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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.

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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.

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Document updates
by: Richard Billings

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

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