Jul 22 2015

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ISO / IEC 17021-1: 2015 – the new standard for certification bodies` auditors has improved requirements for management systems certification.

The new version of ISO / IEC 17021 was published in June 15, current year “Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies which have provided audit and certification systems management. Part 1: Requirements related to certification bodies competence and their auditors”, which has replaced the previous 2011 version.

Standards developers apply that the new version has not undergone any global changes, rather these are improvements which “… will enhance reliability and ensure the integrity of certification”, and also will be able to:

  • improve audit efficiency of remote organization` s departments;
  • to enhance additional approach of risk management;
  • it is necessary to regulate time of audit process.

The ISO / IEC 17021-1 standard takes the lead of management system series (MSS). This series includes six standards for specific types of systems control:

  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-2 standard for environmental management systems
  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-3 standard for quality management systems
  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-4 standard for management systems of events stability.
  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-5 standard for management systems of assets
  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-6 standard for management system of business consistency
  • ISO / IEC TS 17021-7 standard for management systems of traffic safety.

The ISO and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the Association of national accreditation bodies have agreed of two-year transitional period starting from ISO/ IEC 17021-1: 2015 publication date, for certification bodies to bring into synchronization their actions and processes concerning the new standard.


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