Time ‘running out’ for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 transition

The transition deadlines for ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 are on the horizon, with just over 9 months to go until ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certificates will no longer be valid.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) have  recently announced that as of 15th March 2018, certification bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 audits to the 2015 versions in order to help certified organisations have time to manage non-conformities before the ultimate September deadline.

Many organisations will have begun or even completed their recertification; but those who have not yet started their transition run the risk of losing their certification. ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 will both cease to apply from the middle of September 2018.

Although there is no set time for how long a transition will take, as the degree of change needed will depend on how an organisation has developed and uses its existing management system, it is important to give yourself enough time to implement the new standards into your management system.

Newground have provided consultancy support to a number of clients who have successfully transitioned to the new Standards. If you require any assistance with transition to ISO 14001:2015 and/or ISO 9001:2015 our consultancy team can help make your transition as smooth as possible.

Services include gap analysis, practical implementation support and in-house training. Please click here for more information about our services or give us a call to discuss your requirements on 01254 669002.

As a reminder, here is an article about the changes we made to the LUS system back in 2016 to comply with  ISO 14001:2015 and the new health and safety standard, ISO 45001, due to be released in 2017.

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