EBM successfully completed the two-day transition course offered by Alcumus Academy.
Day 1 focused on Annex SL, covering all of the new and revised terms and conditions. Top Management be warned - the emphasis is shifting from "ensuring" to "engaging". The approach from Certification bodies is likely to home in on this aspect with a top management interview kicking off the audit process.
Day 2 focused on the specific changes in approach and content in relation to ISO9001:2015. The course was approved by IRCA so rest assured all UKAS approved Certification bodies will adopt a new approach, where top management will need to demonstrate leadership, involvement and an understanding of the context of their organisation with regard for a range of interested parties.
Early signs are that a limited number of Audits under the 2015 version will take place before the end of the year.