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Controlled and uncontrolled copies

As per the ISO 7.5.3, it mentions to provide a list of external documents – can they be both controlled as well as uncontrolled copies?

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Iciar Gallo Sep 13, 2019

They need to be controlled copies in compliance with clause 7.5.2 that talks about the control of documented information of the QMS, and it includes documents of external origin such as supplier product specifications, standards, legislation , etc.. A controlled copy is the latest version of the document and when a change is made the document needs to be retreived and replaced. An uncontrolled copy, is a non controlled copy, meaning that is not replaced when a new version is issued. Usually uncontrolled copies are printed copies,.

To learn more about control of documents in ISO 9001:2015, see this article – New approach to document and record control in ISO 9001:2015 - https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2015/06/30/new-approach-to-document-and-record-control-in-iso-90012015/

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