Change Just Ahead
With the release of the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016, registered clients now have a three year period in which to transition to the revised standards. DAC Audit Services is working to make the transition as simple as possible for our clients.
- Our goal is to complete company transitions by July 2018 for ISO 9001 2015 and ISO 14001 2015.
This goal will give companies enough time to complete their ISO transition audit. This will address any NCR’s that may be identified during their audit prior to the expiration of the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 13485:2003 standards.
Consider the following when planning your transition:
- When you get re-certified to ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004 after September 2015, your certificate will only be valid until 14 September 2018 (regardless of the usual 3 year certification cycle). For ISO 13485:2003 the date will be last day of February 2019.
- To assess your readiness for the new revision of the standard before transitioning to the new standard, you can request DAC to carry out a 2015 System Analysis. This will give you a list of corrective actions required to meet the new standard requirements.
- A System Analysis can be carried out during the time of a regular audit (this will require additional time) OR at any time completely independent of your audit cycle.
- We encourage you to transition to the new standard as soon as possible. If you are looking at getting certified for the first time, it is recommended that you use the 2015/2016(Med) version for your initial certification.
- If you wish to transition to the new standard in the middle of your current certification cycle, you have two options:
OPTION 1: Full re-certification to the new standard and a new certification (three year) cycle will start.
OPTION 2: Surveillance audit to ISO 9001:2008 to meet your current obligations, plus an audit to the new requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Once you have demonstrated compliance with the new requirements a new certificate will be issued to the new standard with the expiration date of the original certification cycle.
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