I am safety and quality manager in a ro-ro company operating 12 vessels. We have a safety and quality management manual with procedures "Documentation and change control" defining how the changes in the manual are done. Should I follow the new requirements in 9001-2015 and put in the manual such as 1.Identify the need for change, 2.Identify the purpose of the change and potential consequences 3. Ensure QMS integrity 4. Assign resources 5. Identify and communicate changed responsibilities: (But there may not be any changed responsibility due to the revisions in the safety management manual.? Should I prepare a form in the columns headed the above issues for each column for any revision that we do?
When it comes to changes in documentation, you should follow your existing procedure for document and record control. The changes you are mentioning are related to the clause 6.3 Planning of changes which refers to changes in the processes and the QMS. This clause doesn't required documented information, but it would be beneficial if you would describe in the manual how the changes in the QMS are planned and executed, but you don't have to develop any form and even if you decide to develop it, it doesn't have to cover all requirements of the clause.