7.1 Resources

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7.1.1 General

Ensure that your organization has determined and provided the resources needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of the QMS. Check that your organization has identified which resources it needs to make available in order to ensure the effective operation of the QMS. Resources will often include raw materials, infrastructure, finance, personnel and IT, all of which can be either internally or externally provided.

You should seek and record evidence conforming that your organization has considered the need for external resources in addition to the need for internal resources. Most organizations determine resource requirements during management review meetings; you should review the management review minutes for evidence of resource allocation.

Auditors may look at the budget to check that some funding has been allocated to the QMS but they might dig deeper, checking if the organization has really identified all types of resources required and that it has taken action to ensure that those resources are available as needed.

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