quality manual


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quality manual

A UK term for a lab manual which describes the scope, purpose, organisation and management of a particular laboratory and its quality control and assessment systems.
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The consultant helped identify and prioritize these gaps, and then facilitated a team of 10 management and quality-assurance staff to draft their quality manual.
The principles are imbedded within the eight clauses of ISO 9001:2000 that comprise the quality manual for an organization, and together they describe the quality management system.
From the quality manual matrix, Joyce produced single page A4 job sheets covering each activity.
Quality assurance personnel maintain standard practice manuals and quality manuals, and audit floor documentation.
The company's extensive line of high quality manual and auto-loading CD-ROM duplicators are used throughout the A/V, graphic arts and data networking communities.
Organizations typically incur internal and external costs to currently assess the quality process in place, create a quality manual, educate employees, implement a new quality system and obtain formal certification from an independent auditor.
A quality manual is a good way to have all the necessary documentation together in one place.
The ISO9002 system deals with systems, while QS9000 deals with processes, so the task meant completely rewriting the company's quality manual.
In other words, an assessment will first look at the existing quality system and make sure the company's quality manual and program complies with the industry standard--say what you do.
Activities during this phase will include training at all levels; preparation of the quality manual and related documentation (procedures, methods, work instructions), formulation and dissemination of the quality policy, plans, and objectives; and quality system implementation, internal auditing and management reviews.
Pre-assessment meeting with registrar to analyze quality manual.
That being the case, our consultant was able to provide a boilerplate of a Quality Manual and associated procedures as a starting point.
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