If your organisation relies on these standards to do business, this may affect your ability to supply your products or services to all your markets. Your old certification will be invalid after September 2018.
Any audits you have booked between March and September 2018 will be to the revised standards.
Most businesses that rely on these standards should have moved to the new standards as their re-certification became due over the last 3 year’s transition period leading up to September 2018.
If your re-certification falls between now and September 2018 (or after September 2018) and you have not yet started your transition planning to the new standards, you need to talk to us straight away to start the process immediately.
Ideally, you need to have started planning for the transition already to allow enough time to take any corrective actions required.
It may not be too late, but time is running out.
What to do next
Talk to your assessor straight away and obtain a copy of the new standards.
One of the main areas of change is Annex SL.
Annex SL is a Guidance Document, explaining the new high-level structure/format that all new ISO Management Standards must now follow.
It dictates that the structure of all revised and future standards will change, by creating standards that have:
- Identical clause and sub-clause titles and numbers
- Identical text and common terminologies
- Common core definitions
Annex SL format
2. Normative references
3. Terms and definitions
4. Context of the organisation
9. Performance evaluation
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