All organisations, large or small, whether in business or government, create documentation as part of their normal activities.
It is important for organisations to keep records of their decision-making processes and maintain a documented trail of actions taken. This is good practice, which can aid efficiency, help to manage risk, and nurture repeat business. Also, when faced with litigation or investigations, it allows organisations to retrieve information so they can ascertain which decisions and actions were taken and why.
The AS/NZS ISO 30300 series constitutes a reference point for information management and for the creation and control of documents, establishing requirements for:
- policy and procedures
- definitions of roles and responsibilities
- design and implementation of the management system for records
- evaluation of performance and how to improve.
This series has been developed to be compatible with, and to complement, other management system standards. It helps organisations meet the documentation requirements specified in such standards as AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality management systems, AS/NZS ISO 14001 Environmental management systems, and AS/NZS ISO 27001 Information security management systems.
The AS/NZS ISO 30300 series is made up of three adopted ISO standards with national modifications:
- AS/NZS ISO 30300:2012 Information and documentation – Management systems for recordkeeping – Fundamentals and vocabulary
- AS/NZS ISO 30301:2012 Information and documentation – Management systems for recordkeeping – Requirements
- AS/NZS ISO 30302:2016 Information and documentation – Management systems for recordkeeping – Guidelines for implementation
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