ISO migration deadlines extended
Nov. 17 2020
Deadlines for all upcoming transitions and migrations of international management system standards have been extended by six months, giving organisations more time to make sure their management systems are compliant with the updates.
The International Accreditation Forum has confirmed the extensions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, ensuring that final transition audits are not due for a further six months. The migration audit will be carried out partially or totally remote, in line with guidelines.
The changes apply to:
Maribel Pena, Technical Manager for Certification at Bureau Veritas said: “As an accredited body with a reputation for service excellence and a dedicated Certification team, we have been in a position to support clients with their transition to the new and updated standards well ahead of the previous deadlines.
“However, these deadline extensions will give some welcome breathing space for organisations who are not yet working towards the new standards across Occupational Health & Safety and Energy Management. Particularly bearing in mind the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19.
“Our team has been supporting clients during pandemic through remote Management System Audits, helping to maintain the validity of accredited certifications where possible, without compromising the safety of client staff or Bureau Veritas auditors.
“Now, with these new dates in mind, we will continue to work in partnership with clients to guide them through to transition before the required deadlines.”