The deadline is looming, by September 2018, ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid and ISO 9001:2015 should be in place for any businesses wanting to maintain a certified quality management standard.
And we’re delighted to report Ocean’s clients have either successfully transitioned or are planned in to move over in time for the deadline.
Our clients have benefited from being an Ocean customer; where possible, we’ve ensured that they have moved onto the revised standard as part of the normal assessment visit to avoid any additional costs.
The quality management system that helps businesses to improve customer satisfaction and business efficiency, has a new standard that addresses changes in the marketplace.
Technology, globalisation and customer’s expectations have all evolved since 2008 and the new standard helps businesses to ensure that they have in place the systems that take these into consideration.
The main differences of ISO 9001:2015
The key difference to the old standard is the overall structure of ISO 9001:2015.
So that management systems can be more joined up for businesses that have more than one, ISO 9001:2015 has adopted a “High Level Structure” so that it can integrate with others such as ISO 14001 (environment) and the new ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety that will replace OHSAS 18001).
Having the ability to integrate these systems will help businesses become even more efficient managing them and also help to reduce certification costs.
Increased focus has also been given on ‘risk based thinking’ to help organisations become more proactive in improvement, improve governance and compliance and help increase customer satisfaction.
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