ISO 9001:2015 has been released…….
The newly released Quality Management System Standard supersedes ISO 9001:2008. Organizations have three years to transition to this new version of the standard.
ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems, is the world’s most recognised quality management System standard. The last major restructure of the standard was in 2000 with a review and “Tweak” in 2008. All those around in 2000 when the changes were made will agree, the changes were radical and the transition was a little challenging.
The new standard has adopted the High Level Structure (HLS) detailed in annex SL of ISO Directives Part 1. All new standards published will follow this structure to make it easier to integrate and to minimise the need for duplication for those organization with multifaceted systems.
All organizations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 are required to transition to the new requirements by September 2018. This will provide with a great opportunity to review your management system and ensure that it’s aligned with the strategic priorities of your organization. This also means that the management system will be more integrated into the business processes. Has quality always seemed like “Someone else’s job”? The new version acknowledges that quality permeates through the entire business and challenges us to consider the impacts of our decisions.
For those already certified, don’t panic, don’t burn your current system and don’t fire your quality manager. However, be prepared to do a little soul searching and to tweak one or two areas of your already excellent systems and processes to take your system to the next level.
HERE IS THE LINK FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS ISO 9001:2015 TRANSITION PLAN – ISO-9001-Transition-Plan-and-FAQs-for-Clients.pdf
You may also find benefit from reviewing the ISO 9001:2015 correlation matrix, this document was released by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). This matrix cross references the 2008 version with the clauses in the 2015 version.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ISO 9001 CORRELATION MATRIX – ISO-9001-2015-vs-ISO-9001-2008-Correlation-Matrices.docx
Below are some other documents published by ISO that could be worth a read:
We are running the first of a series of “free of charge” seminars in Auckland, NZ, on 19th November 2015. These seminars address the changes to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, we will be videoing the first seminar and it will be available on our website after the event. If you are interested in attending the first seminar in Auckland on the 19th November 2015 please register, below is the flyer for the event.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact your Client Manager. Your Client Manager can answer any questions you may have and they can also guide you through the transition process.
NO NEED TO STRESS ABOUT THE NEW STANDARD, THE CHANGES ARE MINIMAL AND WE ARE TO HELP OUR CLIENTS THROUGH THE TRANSITION PROCESS. CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.