Management of documents and records is one of the pillars of a quality management system (QMS).
Several chapters of the 17025 4.2 Management System, 4.3 Document Control, and 4.13 Control of Data are dedicated to these topics.
This document replaces PA / PH / OMCL Guideline (97) 5 and the part of PA / PH / OMCL (07) Guideline 105 DEF related to the archiving of records.
The purpose of this guideline is to help OMCLs in Establishing and Maintaining procedures:
- to control internal documents: generate, identify, approve, issue, review, revise and archive
- to control external documents: access, distribute, availability and implementation of current versions and track / archive previous versions
- to identify, collect, index, access, file, store, maintain and dispose of quality and technical records in order to guarantee the legibility, traceability and durability of documents and records.