"I'm working for a small manufacturing company which is ISO-9001:2015 certified. An engineering manager stated that wants to load a significant quantity of information on prototypes into read-only folders for team members to have read access to the information with the goal of "creating visibility to information that may be helpful during production." I've reviewed some of the folders and they contain everything from engineering drawings (unreleased), financial and customer information, etc. My question is this - from an ISO-9001:2015 perspective is there any way to make this information available to a limited internal audience on a read-only basis? Possibly as reference material after I specifically train them on control of information? I'm hoping that there's some way to handle this without making them re-release every document in the folders which would be prohibitively time-consuming.
Yes, from an ISO 9001:2015 perspective it is possible to make information available to a limited internal audience on a read-only ba sis. You can train people on control of information. Many organizations use information available digitally, on a read-only basis. If someone prints that information a watermark appears on the paper stating that only the digital version is controlled, and paper versions are uncontrolled copies.