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Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

We wish our Clients and readers of this blog a very happy and prosperous New Year. 2016 is a leap year and extends February to 29 days. One of my colleagues has his birthday on 29 February and rejoices in the fact that he ages one year every leap year!!

This year will also be a year of transitions for management systems:

ISO 27001 reached its transition deadline in September 2015 and consequently any company not transitioning to the 2013 version will have been automatically de-registered.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System does have a transition deadline of September 2018 but most holders of 9001 will transition this year or latest 2017. Our clients will transition on a time scale best suited to them and with our help.

ISO 14001 :2015 Environmental Management system also has a transition deadline of September 2018 but most holders of 14001 will transition this year or latest 2017. Our clients will transition on a time scale best suited to them and with our help.

OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety system is planned to be released as ISO 45001: 2016 this year and as with the other new standards will probably have a three year transition period.

There are a number of Standards which have ISO 9001 as core requirements and these are planned to be released this year. The ones which are relevant to Quality Matters are:

  • AS 90100, AS 9102 & AS 9001 Aerospace and Defence Standards 
  • TS 16949 Automotive Standard 
  • ISO 13485 Medical Devices Standard 
  • ATEX Explosive Atmospheres Standard 

Readers of our blog will know that all new standards will follow the annex SL format with 10 identical clauses which will allow easy integration.

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