Documents of External Origin

Documents of external origin, important to your processes and products, must be included in your document control system. Examples of some external documents you may need to control include:

  • Customer prints
  • Industry regulations
  • ISO Standards
  • References used for your documentation
  • Laboratory methods references
  • Corporate guidance documents

Control them by having “documents of external origin” on your master list. Include the following information about each document.

  • Document name
  • Current revision
  • Document location(s)
  • Document number assigned by your company


Hardcopy/Paper Document Control Systems
Online Document Control Systems
ISO Software Packages
Engineering Prints

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