There is an air of panic with organisations that have not yet transitioned to the 2015 Standards. We have been receiving calls from quality and environmental managers to say that they have not yet transitioned and is it too late?
Although the deadline is 15 September this year it is almost impossible to get an assessor to fit you in. We have very limited availability to complete the necessary changes to systems but it still may not be possible to meet the deadline.
Only this afternoon I was discussing availability with one of the certification bodies only to be told that the first available date was end of October 2018. This is way past the cut-off point and it will mean that any organisation missing this cut-off will be deregistered and will have to make a fresh application.
The organisations leaving it all o the last minute have a number of excuses why they have not addressed this issue before but with a full three-year notice period it simply doesn’t hold water.
We will of course do what we can to offset the de-registration.
Consultancy, Quality Matters Limited.