To meet the evolving market demands, the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 was revised in 2015. ISO 9001:2015 is designed to make the standard more generic and more easily applicable by service industries. Therefore, the term “product“ has been replaced by “products and services“ when specifically referring to the deliverables for the customer. ISO 9001:2015 also includes risk-based thinking as a new segment of the Quality Management System. Therefore, it becomes imperative that organisations are aware about the key changes related to the ISO 9001:2015 revision.
According to the 2015 revision, organisations that are currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 should familiarise themselves with the changes, align their QMS to the revised standard and have their QMS certified within three years of the publication of
ISO 9001:2015 i.e. by 15th September 2018.
A three-year transition period, starting September 2015 was decided, during which both the old and the new standard will apply in parallel. However, with the deadline of 15th September 2018 fast approaching, organisations should not leave the upgrade until the very end of the transition period.
We strongly recommend that organisations upgrade their systems to the new standard at an early stage, preferably, within the scope of a regular re-certification audit. Organisations can complete their transition to the revised standard within the scope of either a re-certification audit (recommended by TÜV SÜD) or a surveillance audit.
We also offer gap analysis to identify the differences between the old and the revised standard within the scope of a Delta audit.
Knowledge sharing through webinar
TÜV SÜD’s QMS and training expert covers all aspects of ISO 9001:2015 ‘transition essentials’ over a complimentary webinar to ensure a seamless transition.
- Summary of key changes
- Comparison between ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 9001:2008
- Transition requirements
- Q & A session
Please click here, for additional information about ISO 9001:2015 revision.