Document control is all about transferring the correct information between relevant parties. A document needs to be editable for updating and revising, but we must ensure this is done by the appointed person, in an organised manner. Placing controls on a document means that we ensure that the document always contains the correct information.
Approve documents for adequacy prior to issue
Review, update as necessary and re-approve documents
Identify the changes and current document revision status
Ensure the documents remain readily identifiable
Prevent obsolete documents so that they are still retained