Revised ISO Publication Dates and Transition Deadlines

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Revised Publication Dates for updated ISO Management System Standards (MSS) and associated documents and guides as of June 2020

Fairly quiet on the new Standards front currently.  Some disruption on the Regulatory side with Covid-19 being blamed (sometimes unfairly) for deadlines being deferred. Also, several supplementary Standards and Specifications are in development and some are due for publication shortly.  Get the details here.

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The table below gives the latest information available on the revised ISO publication dates and transition deadlines as of 23rd January 2020 ...

Note:  The dates given are provisional and are subject to change - use with care.

Standard FDIS   Due ISO Due Comment
ISO 9001 Completed Published Published in 2015, the ISO 9001 Transition Period ended on 14 September ‘18.

A measure of the acceptance of this revision of the Standard is the worldwide reduction in Certification numbers. Is the current version too 'wishy-washy', perhaps?
ISO 9002 Completed Published

A comprehensive guide of great use to auditors and to those implementing and maintaining a QMS.  A companion publication, 'ISO 9001:2015 for Small Enterprises' (by ISO, 2017) is useful for those designing a Quality System for an SME.

ISO 9004 Completed Published Published in April 2018 this 59-page Standard is entitled: Quality management - Quality of an organization - Guidance to achieve sustained success. It is mainly applicable to organizations with mature QMSs'.
ISO 13485 n/a n/a

Published in 2016.  An ISO 13485 revision that came with the adoption of the High-Level Structure (HLS) was mooted last year. 

There is still no sign of ISO/TC 210 moving a Working Group to initiate a revision.

Working Groups are, however, addressing issues that are likely to be included in a revision including Post Market Surveillance, Medical Device Software and Risk Management in Medical Devices.

ISO 14001 n/a n/a

Published in 2015, the ISO 14001 Transition Period ended on 14 September ‘18

ISO/TC are now working on revisions of  ISO/AWI 14015 - Environmental due diligence, ISO 14021:2016 DAMD 1 - Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims and ISO/DIS 14053 - Material flow cost accounting — Guidance for practical implementation in SMEs

ISO 14004 Completed Published Extensive guidelines to EMS implementation. 72-page document.  Essential reading for those designing and implementing an Environmental Management System.
ISO 14971 Completed Published

New ISO 14971 revision was published in December 2019,  However, the companion document ISO/TR 24971, Guidance on the application of ISO 14971, is still outstanding.

This ISO 14971 Guidance is essential to implementing ISO 14971 as it includes the risk management tools with examples of their application, as well as examining concepts previously included in ISO 14971. ISO/TR 24971 is due to be published in June 2020. 

IATF 16949 Completed Published

Certificates to ISO/TS 16949:2009 became invalid after 14th September 2018 (in sync with the ISO 9001:2015 transition).

While ISO 9001 Certification is not required, full compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 is a prerequisite of IATF 16949 Certification.

ISO 17025 Completed Published ISO/IEC 17025:2017 was published Nov 2017.  Does not follow the HLS Structure and has eight parts rather than five. 
ISO 19011 Completed Published

Published in July 2018.  No radical changes are being introduced.  This ISO 19011 revision is applicable to a wide range of Management System Standards (MSS), and not just ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as before.

ISO 20000  Completed  Published

 ISO/IEC 20000:2018, the IT Service Management Standard, was originally developed to reflect best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework.

However, it equally supports other IT service management frameworks and approaches including Microsoft Operations Framework and components of ISACA's COBIT framework. 

Work on ISO/IEC 27013 – integration of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1, has commenced and is at the Committee Draft (CD) Stage

ISO 22000 Completed Published

Published in June 2018 the ISO 22000 Transition Deadline has now been deferred to 19 December 2021

Several technical specifications requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRPs) near completion. 

These are all designated as Parts of ISO/TS 22002 - requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRPs).

ISO 45001 Completed Published

Published in March 2018, after a long gestation period, this new Standard has been well received. Transition from OHSAS 18001, an informal process, will have been completed by CBs by March 2021. 

ISO 50001 Completed Published

Published in August 2018, the ISO 50001 Transition Deadline has now been deferred to 21 February 2022.

A number of supplementary Standards are being developed. Most advanced is ISO/DIS 50003 - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems.



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Written by Dr John FitzGerald

Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. He spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems

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