The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard Revision

10 Mar, 2015

ISO Quality Services Ltd is now certifying to the NEW ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard is by far the most popular of the ISO standards and it has continued to grow and adapt ever since its creation in the 1980’s.

The  2015 revision is no different, the way in which we do business has significantly changed since the previous revision and the financial crisis which has ensued since has also had a major impact upon businesses.

An additional reason as to why there was a need for a new revision was to bring the ISO 9001 into line with the other popular ISO Management Standards. Within the many standards, even the industry specific standards, there are common elements within them all such as the focus on continual improvement. Therefore, the standardisation of these common elements will allow for easier integration between the standards.

By this it is meant that for companies that have more than one management standard, there will be no contradiction between the standards and that they will better complement each other.

Picture2What’s new within the ISO 9001:2015 revision?

There have been a number of changes that will be incorporated into the ISO 9001:2015 revision but the main ones are:

  • Increased focus on determining risk. This includes an emphasis on outsourcing and the other elements within the delivery of the product/service which a company cannot control.
  • Introduction of the term service as it is appreciated that not all firms produce a product.
  • Emphasis on leadership. As part of this there will no longer be a management representative, instead there will be more of a dialogue with senior management. Senior Management is critical to the success of an ISO Management Standard.
  • Detailed requirements with regards to managing change of products, processes and the Quality Management System itself.
  • A focus on actively looking to improve and not just doing the same year in, year out and so ensures companies can no longer take a “tick box” approach to quality.

What does the revision mean for existing clients?

There is no need to panic, those companies already running the ISO 9001:2008 Standard have a 3 year grace period so as to successfully transition to the new revision. ISO Quality Services will of course be proactive and take the lead with this transition and will contact you in due course.

What does this mean for prospective clients?

Due to the 3 year grace period, there is no need to wait to implement the new version. This will mean that a company implementing or thinking of implementing the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard now will have plenty of time to get to grips with it and will only have to make small adjustments once they are ready to transition to the new revision.

Looking to implement the ISO 9001?

If you are an existing or prospective business seeking more information please contact us today on 01905 670303 or email on info@isoqsltd.com to book your FREE consultation!

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards. Primarily working with clients throughout the whole of the UK and Ireland, ISO Quality Services Ltd also cover Europe and the UAE.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today!

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

Do you want to get ahead of your competition? Win more tenders or save time and money on reoccurring issues? Contact us today on 0330 058 5551 or email info@isoqsltd.com.

Alternatively, you can request a quote by filling out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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