The new ISO 9001 standard
There is an awful lot of hot air around about the revision to ISO 9001 which is due to be published in 2015. Our advice at the moment is – do nothing!
Firstly it is too early to know what is going to be in the final version, and history shows that anticipated changes can get written out at the last minute. So don’t waste your time worrying about an uncertainty.
Secondly most in the industry believe that the changes will ultimately be relatively minor. Yes there will be some re-numbering and re-writing, but at this stage it seems unlikely that the changes will cause many sleepless nights.
Thirdly, even when the new standard comes in, you will have time to put any necessary changes through.
So sit tight and wait until it is all a bit more concrete.