5 Steps to Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015
STEP 1 - Talk to your accreditation body. While the transition period, in theory, would allow organizations to become certified or have surveillance audits according to ISO 9001:2008 until September 2018, most of the accreditation bodies announced that they will stop issuing new certificates to 9001:2008 much sooner. Talk to your accreditation body as soon as possible to understand their timeline.
STEP 2 - Review and familiarize yourself with the new 9001:2015 standard. While some things have certainly changed, many remain the same. To help you easily identify if parts of the standard have moved to other sections check out this correlation matrix, available from ISO/TC 176/SC 2.
STEP 3 - Develop a Transition Plan. We recommend a Gap Assessment to kick off your transition process. During the Gap Assessment, we evaluate your current Quality Management System to determine your current level of compliance with the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. The Gap Assessment will provide you with a checklist of necessary changes that need to be implemented to be fully compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
STEP 4 - Provide training and awareness for all parties within the organization that have an impact on the quality management system
STEP 5 - Update your existing quality management system to meet the new requirements.
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