ISO 9001-2015 6 Planning


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ISO 9001-2015 Clause 6 Planning


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ISO 9001-2015 Clause 6

Clause 6 provides guidance on how to plan for the QMS management system, this includes determining and appraising risks and opportunities associated with it, and the actions necessary to deal with these risks and opportunities.  This encompasses risk based thinking for hazard identification, determining legal requirements and other requirements, i.e. other commitments the organization had made, and setting objectives for improvement.

Being preoccupied with an approach that predominantly looks for unacceptable and unwanted outcomes is an ineffective technique for QMS planning, it is more prudent to look for both risks and opportunities for a more balanced approach.

The mind-map below attempts to more clearly show the different areas of the standard that clause 6 interacts with...

ISO 9001:2015 6 Planing QMS integration links


Contents of Section 6 Planning

ISO 9001-2015 6.1 Risks and opportunities

ISO 9001-2015 6.2 Objectives

ISO 9001-2015 6.3 Planning for changes


Useful integrated management system cross references


ISO 14001


ISO 14001-2015 6 Planning

ISO 14001-2015 6.1 Risks and opportunities

ISO 14001-2015 6.2 Objectives


ISO 45001


ISO 45001-2018 6 Planning

ISO 45001-2018 6.1 Risks and opportunities

ISO 45001-2018 6.2 Objectives

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