- Define the scope of the document control system (which documents must be controlled?)
- Develop a document authorization or approval system
- Ensure that only current versions of documents are used at the workstation where they are employed
- Out of date documents that need to be archived must be suitably identified
If the organisation is already using an ISO 9001 quality management system, existing document control procedures may well be sufficient, providing that they take account of the extra documentation applying to environmental management.