ISO 19011 – It’s Changing, Who Cares?
Denise Robitaille, Principal, Robitaille Associates, Southborough, MA, USA
Keywords: ISO 19011, The Auditing Standard, Proposed Changes
ISO’s premier standard on auditing is in the process of a revision. For years, ISO 19011 has been under the stewardship of TC176, the technical committee responsible for quality management system standards – most notably ISO 9001. With the proliferation of sector specific standards and management system standards focused on risk, safety, energy and the environment, it was determined that the market would be better served if the standards developers represented a broader range of users. During the revision, the technical experts will also consider changes in audit practices, impact of technology and challenges of dealing with multiple standards while auditing a system. This session will provide an update on the revision and discuss benefits that can be derived.
“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.
The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”
An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013