Example version control document

For your ISO certification you need to have a number of documents that detail how you or your staff should complete your everyday work. A version control document allows you to track any changes you have made to your work processes.

These documents should be updated at regular intervals - eg whenever you create a new process for the task or when an employee's job description changes. To track these changes, you should use a version control document to keep your documents up to date. A version control documents shows when each document was last amended, who last amended it and who is responsible for maintaining the document.

Example version control document

Version Date Status Author Reviewer(s) Approved by Signed off (Y/N)
1 20/11/11 eg initial draft Creator of the document Team or person responsible for reviewing the author's work Person with relevant authority that can approve the document created Y
1.00 21/11/11 eg released n/a Y
1.01 22/11/11 eg minor amends Person responsible for this version N
1.02 01/01/12 major rework of section 2.1 John Smith Corporate Team (DB) Richard Scales Y
1.03 02/01/12 additions made in section 1 Julia Jones Richard Scales Richard Scales N