As reported by LRQA last month, a recent vote has approved the latest draft of the revised international quality management system standard ISO 9001, meaning that it can now progress to the next stage of the ISO standard development process, namely Final Draft International Standard (FDIS).
In a YouTube broadcast which was released by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) late yesterday, Dr Nigel Croft, Chair of the ISO subcommittee that is revising ISO 9001, explains what are the main changes and next steps in the revision. Commenting on progress to date, Dr Croft said: “The new version is very strongly based on three basic core concepts: that process approach which was very successful in the 2008 version of the standard; superimposed on that system of processes is the plan-do-check act methodology, and a third core concept which is new in the 2015 version is risk based thinking, aiming at preventing undesirable outcomes."
Through LRQA’s membership of the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC), LRQA participates in all of the major committees helping to shape the future of the world’ leading ISO standards including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety, set to replace OHSAS 18001).
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