Ensure that processes needed for the Quality Management System (QMS) are established, implemented and maintained.
Report to top management on the performance of the QMS and any need for improvement.
Liaise with the external assessment body on all the matters related to the external accreditation process.
Ensure that a document control procedure is adopted to approve, review and update all changes to the critical documents within the scope of the QMS.
Ensure that records are established and maintained to provide evidence that the QMS is being followed and that there is a system in place for the identification, storage, protection, retrieval, retention time and disposition of such records.
Ensures that the performance of the QMS is reviewed at planned intervals to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. This review means assessing opportunities for improvement and the need for change to the QMS.
Ensure that all new / existing staff are inducted into the requirements of the QMS related to their own roles and responsibilities. Provide update training as necessary.
Ensure that internal audit program is adopted to verify that the QMS conforms to planned arrangements, QMS arrangements and is effectively implemented and maintained. Ensure that appropriate action is taken when this is not the case.