November 2008 marked the release of ISO 9001:2008 to replace ISO 9001:2000 and brought with it a number of minor amendments.
Whilst most client’s have already implemented the changes required to meet the new standard there still remains a number of organisations who need to make the changes in time for the deadline.
All organisations currently certified to ISO 9001:2000 have until the 14th November 2010 to complete the transition otherwise their certification will lapse and the certification process will need to start again.
There were not any major changes to the standard so transition should not be a timely or difficult task, however, client’s will need to read the new standard carefully as some of the changes or not immediately apparent.
If anyone is concerned that they may not be able to make the deadline please do not hesitate to contact IMS and we will aim to help you as much as possible.