N. Law & Associates Company Limited

No. Q-001 -- Documented Procedures for ISO9001

Q : Is it true that we only need six procedures to be developed for our quality system in
order to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 ?
A : ISO 9001:2000 has clearly stated six aspects where documented procedures are
required. For the rest, although documented procedures are not a must,
documents in whatever form must be available to substantiate that your company
is complying with the quality management system requirements of ISO
9001:2000. In our opinions, documented procedure is a very convenient form of such ‘documents’.