Document control is part of an effective system of internal controls, which is an essential requirement for compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 22000, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), and a plethora of regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA). Continue reading Document Control, How to Improve it
The ISO 9001:2015 quality standard has a number of documentation requirements and specifically calls out 7.5 Documented information, which replaces 4.2.3 Control of Documents and 4.2.4 Control of Records in the previous ISO 9001:2008. To understand the difference, first let’s clarify the difference between documents and records. Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?
Of all the types of findings a quality auditor can write up in an audit, Document Control Audit Findings are one of the most common. In this day and age, there’s really no excuse for getting a document control audit finding. How can I say that? Continue reading Document Control Audit Findings and How to Eliminate Them
Here’s a scenario: A new employee has to be trained on a particular procedure. The person who normally conducts the training (the area supervisor) is unexpectedly out of the office for a couple of days, due to illness. You, the Human Resources director, prefer not to have the new employee sitting around while waiting to be trained. They ought to be able to familiarize themselves with the procedure; you believe this will help speed up the training. Continue reading How Do You Train Employees on Procedures?
Our customers cite ‘organizational improvement’ as their main reason why they purchase policies and procedures. From many conversations we have gleaned that customers want to implement a system for continuous improvement and compliance. In a system, procedures are continuously reviewed, revised, and updated. Bizmanualz OnPolicy manages policy procedure workflow and simplifies compliance.
Why do we bother documenting processes, tasks, and events? What purpose does documentation serve? And, if we’re going to do it, shouldn’t we do it right? Are there benefits of document management systems? Continue reading What are the Benefits of Document Management Systems?
The ISO 9001 quality standard has a number of document requirements and specifically calls out 7.5.3 Control of Documented information. To understand what documents or a records are required (the new standard does not make a distinction) first let’s clarify what are documents and records.
Process occur in each and every business. Some of your process are critical business processes that your company could not be in business without and others are less critical, but may be important. Understanding your risk is a major factor in your company governance, risk and compliance program. How do you audit your process, demonstrate their effectiveness, and show that you have control when needed? Basically, do company policies exist if they’re not documented? Continue reading Do Company Policies Exist If They’re Not Documented?