As an opportunity to update on the developments within Quality Management Systems, it is important to note that a Committee Draft (CD) for the next revision to ISO 9001 has just been published as a milestone on the journey for the final publication planned for 2015.
This CD version is being made available for public comment with a freely available version obtained from the United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC176, the group responsible for developing consensus positions on ISO 9001.
By comparison, BSI, as the UK Standards making body, has published the same document and will charge £10 for their version.
The general comments being sought in this round of the consultation are on the following issues:
- After reviewing ISO/CD 9001 (document SC2/N1147), do you agree that the concept of “Exclusions” (e.g., see ISO 9001:2008, clause 1.2) is now redundant, and that requirements for this no longer need to be maintained in the next edition of ISO 9001?
- After reviewing ISO/CD 9001 (document SC2/N1147), do you agree that the next edition of ISO 9001 should use the term “goods and services” instead of the term “product”?
- After reviewing ISO/CD 9001 (document SC2/N1147), do you agree that the next edition of ISO 9001 should use the term “improvement” instead of the term “continual improvement”?
Further information and a copy of the ISO CD 9001:2013 can be found at http://bit.ly/11WvZic