In the first year of ISO 9001:2015, we have helped numerous clients through the transition process. We truly appreciate these clients’ responsiveness to our request for an early transition. These clients did a great job of preparing and their transitions have gone smoothly.
We still have a considerable number of clients who have yet to go through transition. To best manage our remaining clients through the process in a low stress manner, we feel it is necessary to change and clarify our transition expectations for the remaining transition period. If you do not have your transition dates scheduled, we will be contacting you to get them booked between now and January 31, 2017. Please be prepared to help use get your audit scheduled. The information below is important in selecting your transition dates:
- Clients with a Reassessment date between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018 will be able to wait until their Reassessment for their transition.
- Clients who have already made arrangements with their auditor and/or Platinum Management for a 2018 Transition will be able to keep those current arranged dates for Transition.
- All other clients are expected to transition to ISO 9001:2015 during their regularly scheduled assessments in 2017.
- If you need to wait until 2018, please contact the office as soon as possible to discuss your specific situation and we will work the transition into 2018 on a first come, first-served basis. We will have a very limited number of dates available in 2018 for transition to the new standard other than the dates already planned. Please do not delay in setting up your transition dates if you absolutely cannot transition in 2017 and do not fit into categories 1 or 2 above.
Expedite fees will be applied to any client who does not transition by the end of June 2018 at the following rates: 1 full day assessment fees will be charged for clients waiting until July and 2 full days assessment fees will be charged for audits to be completed in August. This is to encourage our clients to plan their transitions appropriately and not wait until the last minute.
For new clients, if you are working to ISO 9001:2008, we will stop performing initial audits and certifying clients to this standard after June 1, 2017.