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Practical experience of the new standards

As ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 consultants we have now had considerable exposure to the new standards. We have already taken three clients through to certification to ISO 9001:2015 and one client to certification to ISO 14001:2015, and many clients have started the conversion process.

Happily there seems to be no cause for concern. The certifications have gone smoothly and those clients who are converting are having no major issues. As we have discussed before, there is no need for wholesale re-writing of your systems and the majority of existing 9001 and 14001 systems can remain largely unchanged. Whilst there is a cost for conversion, it should not be astronomical and in our view the conversion will be a few days’ work per standard and will result in an improved system.

So we repeat, don’t worry. Please call us if you want to chat through the conversion process and hopefully we can calm any nerves you may have!

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