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Qualico monitors development of ISO 9001:2015


As experts in the provision of internal and external auditor training courses, at Qualico, we are closely monitoring development of the Committee Draft revision to ISO 9001:2015.

Having been released for comment and ballot at the start of the Summer, the next stages are: -

ISO 9001 will adopt the high-level structure, identical core text and common terms and definitions of Annex SL – in fact, approximately 30% of each new and revised management system standard will be identical text.

Annex SL helps us to think in terms of organisations having a single business management system, built on the organisational core activities and processes that are covered by the common text of Annex SL.

With the adoption of Annex SL, the potential for radical change is significant.

Qualico Director Nigel Wickens says:

“ISO management system requirements are not written solely for the purpose of audit and certification: however, an important part of the development process is to ensure standards are auditable.

“Many auditors have never applied the process approach introduced by ISO 9001:2000 and have never been properly audited by certification bodies for the last 13 years.

“There is a need to start addressing this now, through additional Qualico training – before the next version of ISO 9001 is released.”

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