Single repository for all compliance records
Quality records are the documented evidence that the processes are executed according to the quality systems' plans and requirements. This includes, but not limited to, inspection results, audit results, calibration data, data sheets, etc.
Any company seeking compliance to quality system standards or environmental standards (e.g. ISO 14000 standards) has to use a technique to control the quality records. Such techniques should include means for identifying where the records are kept, the retention period, who is responsible for the records, how are the records indexed, in addition to the disposition periods and how will the records be disposed.