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Monday, 28 September 2015

At last ISO 9001:2015 has been published

The quality Management Standard ISO 9001:2015 was finally published on 23 September 2015 and all organisations holding ISO 9001:2008 must transition to the new standard by the deadline date of 22 September 2018. 

This may seem a long way off but if there are problems at the transition assessment then it is possible that the organisation will be de-registered.  A new certification would then be necessary. A break in certification plus the additional costs would make leaving it to the last minute a risky business.

The Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001:L2014 was published on 15 September 2015 and organisations holding ISO 14001:2004 must transition to the new standard by the deadline date of 14 September 2018.  Again leaving it to the last minute is inadvisable.

Both of these revised standards use the new format Annex SL which have 10 identical clauses.
The standards are quite different in their approach from the previous versions and although the requirements for lots of paperwork are reduced there is a greater requirement to identify the “context” of the organisation, Provide “Leadership” (with evidence) from top management and use “Risk based thinking”.  Measurements of effectiveness use KPI’s and these need to be well thought out to stop a “paper-chase”.

We can help in the transition to either or both of these standards and, with your involvement, produce the documented information required. 

We have been helping organisations with Standards for many years (since 1991) and have many satisfied clients.  They often comment that we go the extra mile for our clients.

Naturally we guarantee that you will pass the transition assessment(s), if you use our services.
Please note that OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management) will transition to
ISO 45001:2016 next year.

Please feel free to contact us on our email info@quality-matters.com or telephone 01621 857841 and we will be glad to advise the best way forward.

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