Last year was a big year for businesses who are certified, as ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) released updates for both ISO9001 Quality Management standard and ISO14001 Environmental Management.
Both releases have some significant changes – for the better – however it does mean that organisations that currently have certification to these standards need to understand the changes and ensure they are meeting the new requirements. A few of the major ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 changes are:
- Quality Standard is now RISK Based.
- Businesses have to understand the context of their organisation.
- Focus on leadership.
- Focus on improvement.
The best way to determine where you sit is to have a gap analysis done. The gap analysis involves us reviewing your customised management system against the requirements of the new standards. From this Gap Analysis we can help to develop an Action Plan to easily transition you to the requirements of the new standard and tailor this to your individual requirements.
Whilst organisations are granted a period of transition, it is obviously better to get on the front-foot as soon as possible. We are finding that even at this early stage a lot of businesses are unsure of how to transition and transitioning early has a number of benefits:
- Better risk & opportunity management.
- A more flexible approach.
- Avoiding issues with transition.
- Reduce time & costs.
If you would like to discuss how to transition to the new standards or would like to arrange a gap analysis give us a call on 1300 919 515 or send us an email.