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Clause 9.2 internal audit (correction vs corrective)

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by sunrize, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. sunrize

    sunrize Member

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    Dear in Clause 9.2 internal audit

    9.2.2 The organization shall:
    e. Take appropriate correction and corrective actions without undue delay;

    here the standard said correction and corrective, is this mean that for audit finding we should take the both action correction followed by corrective.

    because i know that (and) mean you should to do the both

    please advice
     
  2. John C. Abnet

    John C. Abnet Well-Known Member

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    Good day @sunrize ;
    The difference the authors are referring to is as follows...

    ISO 9000 section 3.12.3 defines correction as ...
    "action to eliminate a detected nonconformity"

    In other words: Make a wrong situation right.


    ISO 9000 section 3.12.2 defines corrective action as...
    "action to eliminate the cause of a nonconformity"

    In other words: Use of methodology to identify root cause and prevent recurrence.

    Hope this helps.
    Be well.
     
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    tony s Well-Known Member

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    No. The standard is just saying that both actions must be done without undue delay. If the proper course of action is just correction, then this must be done timely. Same is true, if further action is necessary (i.e. corrective action) to prevent recurrence.
     
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  4. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Sunrise: If you find, during an audit of manufacturing, that 1 form was not a controlled document yet every other document, including procedures, instructions, set up aids etc were all controlled correctly, would you expect root cause corrective action, or to simply correct the 1 form and make it a controlled document? Which is most appropriate?
     
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    In some instances, such as the one @Andy Nichols used, a correction is likely sufficient.

    However, in other instances with greater impact/risk/severity/etc., you will likely do corrective action. That said, it is unlikely that you would eliminate the cause of the nonconformity (per the definition provided by @John C. Abnet ) without also eliminating the nonconformity itself.

    In other words, you may have a correction without a corrective action, but you probably will not have a corrective action without a correction.
     

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