As you are probably aware there have been changes to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. These new standards have now been published but there's no need to worry as you will have up to three years to implement the changes but for those of you who would like get stuck in sooner rather than later here's a quick guide to the changes.
The main changes to ISO 9001 include;
Changes to the Structure and Terminology 10 Clauses replace the current 8 Changes to the mandatory documentary requirements Preventive action becomes Improvement Determination of the applicability of the requirement
Understanding the Context of the Organisation Customers, Legal and Regulatory, Suppliers, Contractors, Staff etc
A Risk Based Approach to Quality Actions to address risk and opportunities and their management The setting and achievement of applicable Objectives (resources and responsibility)
Organisational Knowledge Internal and external sources Determining and maintaining the necessary organisational knowledge
The main changes to ISO 14001 include;
Changes to the Structure and Terminology
10 Clauses replace the current 8
Changes to the mandatory documentary requirements
Preventive action becomes Improvement
Understanding the Context of the Organisation
Environmental conditions, interested parties, needs and expectations, compliance obligations
Risk Associated with Threats and Opportunities
Adverse impacts (threats) or beneficial impacts (opportunities)
Significant environmental aspects, compliance obligations
Actions to Achieve Environmental Objectives
What, how, who and when
Operational Planning and Control
Establishing criteria and implementing controls including your outsourced processes and procurement
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