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What is ISO Documentation or Why ISO Documentation is Important?
Introduction to ISO Documentation
ISO Documentation is the essential and core function of any ISO management system. ISO Documentation is an integral part of the Core-management system. ISO Documentation process includes creating, updating, and maintaining the procedural documents, records, contracts, agreements, flowcharts, and forms as per the guidelines and requirements of the ISO management system.
What is so important about ISO documentation? Creating and having a set of documentation based on the nature of your business operations, gives you the evidential support for future opportunities to make changes in the organizational system. For continual improvement of your business, iso documents are readily available tools or approaches to see the advantages over any irregularities in business. Thus, having ISO documentation helps you to see through the loop-holes, and guides you to overcome the hurdles in the slow business.
What is the process of ISO Documentation
ISO Documentation Process
Creating and maintaining ISO documents is the creating of pieces of evidence or steps to go ahead the success. Whenever a business faces a downfall or challenges, then you can look into the documents to find the opportunities to improve your chances to grow your business. What is the process of ISO documentation? What are the documents that need to prepare and maintain as per the ISO standard?
ISO Documentation Process is defined as follows,
- Understand the necessity of the ISO Documentation.
- Understand the Processes or actions happening in your organization.
- Assign roles and responsibilities to ensures the perfect documentation process.
- Based on the departments, or processes, the documents have to prepare and keep readily available for further improvements.
- All the prepared documentation must be approved by the respective authority in an organization (ex. quality managers, CISO, or Top Management).
- The Prepared documentation has to communicate throughout the organization to convey the importance of ISO documentation.
A partial list of ISO mandatory documents are as follows,
- Scope of QMS [For ISO 9001:2015)
- Quality Policies and objectives.
- Monitoring and measuring equipment calibration records
- Records of training, skills, experience, and qualifications
- Product/service requirements review records
- Record about design and development outputs review
- Internal audit program
- Results of internal audits
- Results of the management review
- Results of corrective actions
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What are the benefits of ISO Documentation?
ISO Documentation Benefits
ISO Documents are the key evidences to see through the opportunities for changes in Organizational structure to make improvements. ISO documentation gives you the extra benefits to ensure the smooth operation and effectiveness of any ISO Management system. Below are the few advantages for why documentation is important and why you have ready for ISO documentation.
- ISO Documents gives you the power to make decisions to ensure the effectiveness of operations.
- Documents are readily available, hence you can make improvement plans accordingly.
- Documented System services as a wildcard for further development.
- To communicate or convey the TOP management Vision or intentions, documents are the key elements.
- Documents are easily understood and get more opportunity for Evidence-based thinking opportunity.
- Training documentations improves your resources capability for more productivity.
How much does ISO Documentation cost?
Cost of Preparation ISO Documentation
The cost of ISO Documentation is defined based on several factors. Bureaumen International calculates the cost involved in ISO Documentation considering the following factors.
- Type of ISO Standard (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, or ISO 13485 etc.).
- Current Management System Complexity.
- Number of Processes (Required to calculate Auditors Man-day).
- Number of Locations to be included for Documentation Plan.