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Controlling policies in a handbook

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Controlling policies in a handbook

In our company, we are having an employee handbook comprising all employment policies. Is it acceptable to control all policies in a single document (controlled by Document Title, Revision Date & Revision Number)? or do we have to control them individually (each policy with an Individual document number, Title etc)?
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Jul 31, 2019

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You can control all policies in a single document but beware. If you have to update just a single policy will you have to update all handbook pages? Or you will be able to update single pages because different pages can have different revision date and revision number?

The following material will provide you more information about document control:
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/
- Enroll for free course - ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course - https://training. advisera.com/course/iso-90012015-foundations-course/
- book – Discover ISO 9001:2015 Through Practical Examples – https://advisera.com/books/discover-iso-9001-2015-through-practical-examples/
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vkancharla Jul 31, 2019
Thanks for the response. We do not control pages individually. We have a revision table at the end of the document. Please advise.
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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Jul 31, 2019
I would keep that revision table at the end of the document but would add some kind of revision number, or date, or color to warn users that something in the page was changed. In a QMS we want to avoid the unintended use of obsolete documents. Perhaps these documents could bring more information to the topic "Common mistakes with ISO 13485:2016 documentation control and how to avoid them" https://advisera.com/13485academy/blog/2018/03/14/common-mistakes-with-iso-134852016-documentation-control-and-how-to-avoid-them/
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