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)
When are Control Plans Required?
Both EU regulations (which are adopted currently for GB / UK(NI) law and ECE regulations mandate control plans for each subject.
Annex IV paragraph 3.2 of EU Regulation 2018/858 states:
|3.2.||Before granting a type-approval pursuant to this Regulation and to a UN Regulation annexed to the Revised 1958 Agreement, the approval authority shall verify the existence of adequate product conformity arrangements and documented control plans, to be agreed with the manufacturer for each approval, to carry out at specified intervals the tests or associated checks that are necessary to verify continued conformity with the approved type, including, where applicable, tests specified in this Regulation and the said UN Regulation.|
And Schedule 1, paragraph 2.2 of E/ECE/TRANS/505 states:
|2.2||The approval authority of a Contracting Party granting a type approval pursuant to a UN Regulation annexed to the 1958 Agreement shall verify the existence of adequate arrangements and documented control plans, to be agreed with the manufacturer for each approval, to carry out at specified intervals those tests or associated checks necessary to verify continued conformity with the approved type, including, specifically, where applicable, tests specified in the said UN Regulation.|
VCA will require a copy of control plans for each audit and amendment to subject or assembly plant clearance. We will request copies from the CoP holder on each occasion.