Guide to Control PlansThis page was last updated on 21st June 2022
- Guide to Control Plans Overview
- Relationship to Quality Certification
- When are Control Plans Required?
- What are Control Plans?
- Preparation of Plans
- Related Control Systems
- Monitoring Activities
- Appendix 1 - Some Helpful Headings for General Information
- Appendix 2 - Example of a Control Plan
- Appendix 3 - An Example of a Control Plan for Whole Vehicle (In Addition to Individual System Plans)
Relationship to Quality Certification
Details on the requirements for CoP are contained in Annex IV of EU Regulation 2018/858 and Schedule 1 of E/ECE/TRANS/505 for ECE Regulations. GB and UK(NI) legislation currently refer to the aforementioned legislation for CoP. These two pieces of legislation, with regard to CoP, are largely similar. Both state that there is an assessment of quality-assurance management systems and verification of the type-approval subject and product-related controls. They also say that accreditation to EN ISO 9001:2015 or ISO/TS16949:2009 may be taken into consideration, but it is not mandated. However, the scope of that certification must cover the product(s) to be approved and conformity of production must be covered by the quality management system. This will need to be demonstrated to VCA at the time of your application or renewal.