ISO 9001:2015 Published!

The much awaited international standard for quality management has been published today (23rd September 2015) and is available for download from approved sources.

What’s New in ISO 9001:2015?

There’s never been a better time to implement quality management to ISO 9001. The mandatory documentation requirements have been much reduced and there is more emphasis on producing appropriate paperwork.

Other changes include:

• Uniformed ISO clause structure (Annex SL).
• More Practical Risk based approach.
• Less mandatory documents.
• No more preventive actions!
• More emphasis on the ‘context’ of your organisation.
• More emphasis on the ‘leadership” of your organisation.
• Better integration with other standards.

Certification Process

If you have an existing ISO 9001 certification the process will vary depending on your certification body, however in general there is a 3 year transition period.

Some certification bodies are using scheduled surveillance visits to make the transition, while others are requiring additional days to cover the changes.

New to Certification?
We can recommend UKAS certification bodies that are ready to begin your ISO 9001 journey with you.

How we can help.

We have ISO 9001:2015 transition training & ISO 9001:2015 Awareness training ready for your organisation.

Gap Analysis
Our auditors will review your arrangements and tell you where the gaps are with ISO 9001:2015.

Our consultants will guide you through the implementation process with a series of visits.

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Robert Clements
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