21st December 2015
Yet another year draws to a close. It seems to come around quicker and quicker each year.
We have seen many changes during 2015, which have included the updating of ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard and ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard. There has been a 3 year transition period declared for these Standards which means that any organisation not carrying out a transition to the 2015 Standards will automatically be deregistered in September 2018. We recommend that transition should be carried out during 2016 or 2017 at the latest to avoid a last minute rush when assessors may not be available to carry out the work.
We are currently working out a timetable for our Clients and providing help and advice on the requirements necessary to achieve a satisfactory transition.
It has been interesting to see the approach taken by Certification Bodies in that each seems to have a slightly different view on the way forward. Some see a considerable amount of work needed to satisfy the requirements while others take a more pragmatic view in that organisations that have held the Standards for some time will not need to change much to satisfy an assessor.
In any event the Standards will not change the way most organisations conduct their core business.
If you need any help or advice on the requirements and documented information needed, please contact us and we will be pleased to assist you.
This will be our final blog for 2015. Our offices will be closed from midday on Wednesday 23 December 2015 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2016. Email will be monitored but may take longer for us to respond during this period.
We wish our Clients and readers of our blog a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
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