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Records to be maintained

Discussion in 'ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems' started by Rajan Gupta, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Rajan Gupta

    Rajan Gupta Member

    May 30, 2016
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    We will be going for 1st ISO 9001 1: 2015 certification may be in November

    I have few questions

    1) We already have some documented processes with revision is it allowed during first certification?

    2) For certification process how old records do we need to furnish to the auditor during audit if we are already laid down some processes?

    3)do this standard ask to furnish data during the first certification audit ?
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2015
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    In the "Rust Belt"
    Answers include:

    1) Yes, in fact it's likely your auditor will be suspicious if documents haven't been revised - no-one's perfect at the start of implementation
    2) Records should be present which represent the QMS from the date you "officially" implemented it. The auditor should be careful to not go back in time too far, before this point. Also, you'll need sufficient history to show that your process/product performance is acceptable compared to the set objectives, (or have an action plan if not)
    3) ISO 9001 doesn't care about certification. At the stage 1 audit, the auditor isn't supposed to be looking at any records. At the stage 2, the auditor will want to see records. If in doubt what the auditor should be looking for, ask your Certification Body.
    John C. Abnet likes this.